Perched on a rocky islet in the midst of vast sandbanks exposed to powerful tides between Normandy and Brittany stands, Le Mont St. Michel "a UNESCO World Heritage Site", emerging out of the sea and mist. A gothic-style fortified Benedictine abbey built between the 11th and 16th century is dedicated to archangel St Michael, and overlooks the village that grew up in the shadow of its great walls ,an enchanted place not to be missed.
Normandy offers a surprising variety of both wild and rugged coastline, and rich green farmland strewn with half timbered houses surrounded by apple orchards, fresh undulating landscape, and forests of beech and pine which creates a haven of peace and serenity. The region also produces some of the best produce in France. Le Mont is on the border of Normandy and Brittany. The name Normandy is derived from the Norsemen, Vikings who came here in their wooden-prowed boats and settled between 800 AD and 911 AD when a Viking, Rollo, became the first Duke of Normandy.
Le Mont St. Michel Tour – Cost on Request
Pick up at 7.00am by your English speaking driver guide. Drive to the edge of Normandy to visit one of the most magical places in the world..
Includes: Professional Driver Guide 12+hrs
Its a long way to Le Mont st Michel but well worth it to see the Abbey founded by Aubert at the beginning of the 8th Century and that became a major cultural and pilgrimage centre during the middle ages.
Pilgrims have been coming here for a thousand years, and today’s tourist follow the same narrow walkway to the Abbey, but once inside the church there is a sense of monastic serenity. There is still a small Benedictine community living in the abbey.You will have to admire the Romanesque Church, the Gothic "Marvel" with the monk's Cloisters and Refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Undercroft, the
Refectory, as well as various chapels : St. Stephen, St. Martin, Our Lady Underground, St. Mary Magdalene, Crypt of the 30 Candles. On a private tour we usually reserve lunch at the terrace of "La Mere Poulard" and free time to explore.the main street with its shops, the museums, the walk around the ramparts with views out over the sands of the bay, as well as the spectacle of the sea rushing in to surround the Mont at each high tide. The Abbey can also be visited at night when it is lit up.