Day trips & excursions

Mont Saint-Michel and bay tour from Paris by high-speed train

Availability: Please see calendar
Duration: 14 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Travel by high-speed train: faster than the bus, more time at your destination
  • Enjoy an exclusive low-tide walk out onto the bay of Mont Saint Michel
  • Visit the Abbey with an included audioguide
  • Take part in a guided tour of the Mont Saint-Michel village
What to expect

On this luxury day trip, you will explore the history of this much-coveted rock; from the heights of the monastery to the marshes of the floodplain that surround it. And with transport by high-speed train, you’ll spend more time in the Mont than you would on any other day trip from Paris.

Your day starts in Montparnasse train station in Central Paris. Here you’ll meet your expert guide and you'll hop on the first high-speed train out of the city.

Led by a specially-trained naturalist guide, you’ll kick off your shoes and walk out onto the tidal flat to discuss the unique nature and environment surrounding Mont Saint-Michel and even see a bit of the dreaded quicksand that used to trap pilgrims trying to cross the bay. Don’t worry, your guide won’t let you get stuck, but they will show you how to get out of it. This is also where you will get the most stunning views of the village and monastery.

Back in the village, you’ll enjoy a tour of the Medieval city streets and fortified walls in which your guide will give you the colorful history of this tiny, but strategically-important community.

After a break for lunch (with plenty of recommendations from your guide, for where you can enjoy the local specialty omelets) you’ll head inside the Abbey to soak in the Gothic architecture and its history. Your guide won't be able to follow you in, but they will brief you on the building’s history and what to keep an eye out for before you go inside with your audio guide. Because it was used as a prison after the French Revolution, you can see stark reminders of human captivity like a human-sized “hamster wheel” that was operated by prisoners to haul goods up the hill. At the end of the tour, hop back on the bus, then train, for the journey back to Paris.

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What's included
  • High-speed trains and private minibus transfer to and from Mont Saint-Michel
  • Skip-the-line ticket to the Abbey with audio guide
  • Small groups of 18 people
What's not included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
Reduced price
  • Children (4-12): reduced
  • Infants (0-3): free
Where

Café Le Paris Montparnasse, 43 Avenue du Maine, 75014 Paris

Meeting point:

Meet your guide 15 minutes before departure in front of Le Paris Montparnasse Cafe. Metro stop: Gaîté (line 13). Take "Sortie" (exit) #n°4 "rue Vandamme", which leaves you on the Avenue du Maine. Walk down to number 43. The Montparnasse area can be confusing, please give yourself extra time to reach the meeting point.

What to remember
  • Latecomers and no-shows won't be able to join the group, reschedule or receive a refund
  • The order of sites visited will depend on the tides; in cases of unusually high tides, a tour of the bay will not be possible
  • The tour of the bay will be done barefoot; we recommend you to bring a small towel and a bag or backpack in which to put your shoes during that section of the tour
  • A jacket is highly recommended, even in the summer
  • Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour
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When
  • Days and starting times may vary depending on the week: please check the calendar

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Provider
Walks LLC
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 72 hours before the activity begins.

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