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Ophorus Tours - Mont Saint Michel Private Day Trip From Bayeux

Bayeux

Mont Saint Michel Private Day Trip From Bayeux

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  • 09 hours

  • Small Groups ( 2~8 )

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  • English

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From Bayeux, enjoy a full day trip to one of France’s most iconic monuments.

Highlights

  • An Island Adventure For A Day
  • Visit France's most picturesque UNESCO world heritage site
  • Admire & visit a remarkable gothic jewel
  • Tour can be customized to suit your interests
  • Local Tour Guide, Expert of Mont Saint Michel

Program & Itinerary

The Mont Saint Michel is a rocky island off the coast of Normandy, on the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy private tours you can choose. It is located about 1 kilometer from the shore and sits in a bay that sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. A few years ago, it was linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year only.Today, we will come ...

The Mont Saint Michel is a rocky island off the coast of Normandy, on the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy private tours you can choose. It is located about 1 kilometer from the shore and sits in a bay that sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. A few years ago, it was linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year only.

Pick up at your accommodation in Bayeux or the surrounding area

Today, we will come and pick you up at your accommodation located in Bayeux or in the surrounding area. Meet your English speaking driver/guide who will go over the itinerary and program of the day with you. Then, board your comfortable, air conditioned vehicle and begin your private full day tour to Mont Saint Michel from Bayeux, a Unesco World Heritage listed Site.

Completion of the abbey took hundreds of years 

The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archangel Michael. A couple hundred years later, a small group of Benedictines settled there permanently and the church was enlarged. The first monastery was carved in the rock in the 11th century and gradually got bigger and bigger over the following centuries. In the medieval time, it quickly became an important destination for pilgrims, just like Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

The construction of the abbey as we know it nowadays was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries, and the grand chancel was replaced in the 15th century. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowess have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World”.

Visit of Unesco World Heritage Site of Mont Saint Michel

During your Mont St Michel day trip, you will start by traveling from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via a shuttle (scheduled departures) and the bridge in accordance with local requirements. While on the road, make sure to take it all in and observe the beauty of the Normandy landscape. Locally, the Mount has always been in the middle of a feud between Normandy and Brittany as to in which region the site belongs to.

Our Mont Saint Michel tour from Bayeux will then take you to the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount where the Benedictine Abbey is located. Follow your knowledgeable guide During this walking tour, the history of its construction will be explained in detail and while you are there, make sure to snap some pictures of the amazing views on the surrounding bay! Follow a guided tour of the Mont Saint Michel Abbey and then enjoy some free time for personal discovery and lunch.

The Mont Saint Michel is also a lively small town, boasting dozens of shops, restaurants and museums

After the visit of the abbey, our guide will set you free to explore the town at your own pace and bring back some souvenirs for friends and family. Your guide will also suggest some great restaurants for lunch. Of course, if you still have some questions about the history or the architecture of the Mont Saint Michel, your private guide will remain available for you.

This Mont Saint Michel private tour can take in small groups of 2 to 8 persons maximum. The tour takes place in a recent and fully equipped Mercedes minivan. A certified, English-speaking guide will be with you all day and ready to answer any questions you may have.

After the tour, it will be time to head back to your accommodation. Upon your return, don't forget to visit the famous Bayeux tapestry or marvel at Norman architecture present in this charming small town of France.

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  • Meet your Guide at your Accommodation in Bayeux

  • Visit of Mont St Michel Abbey

  • Free time for and personal discovery in the village of Mont Saint Michel

  • Depart from Mont Saint Michel back to Bayeux

  • Drop off at your accommodation in Bayeux

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Know before you book

  • Tour available from March to November (except 1st of May)
  • 9 hour Private Tour to Mont St Michel from Bayeux
  • Entrance fees to the abbey can be purchased during booking process
  • Tour is operated in English, other languages on request
  • Tour involves some walking, good walking shoes recommended
  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • Prices are per group from 2 to 8 persons - Larger groups please contact us
  • Currency is in Euros

COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available for travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Meeting point

Train Station, Hotel or Accommodation in Bayeux

Departure

We will come and pick you up at your hotel, accommodation, AirBnB or train station in Bayeux, or surrounding area, radius of 30 kms (20 miles) around Bayeux at no extra cost.

Other possible pick up locations :
  • Caen 
  • Port en Bessin (Chateau La Cheneviere)
  • Port en Bessin (Mercure Bayeux-Omaha)
  • Audrieu (Chateau d'Audrieu)
  • Aurseulles (Chateau du Bû)
  • Sainte Croix Grand Tonne (Domaine de la Cour des Lys)

Return

Tour returns to original departure point.

Included / excluded

Included

  • English-speaking driver & guide, Experts in Normandy
  • Guided visit of Mont Saint Michel Abbey
  • Travel in modern, comfortable & fully equipped minivan
  • Bottled water in the minivan
  • Free WiFi access on board

Excluded

  • Entrance fee to Mont Saint Michel Abbey
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Meals, drinks 
  • Gratuities for the driver/guide

FAQ

  • Do you organize pick up and return at accommodation for private tours?

    Yes, absolutely. We will come and pick you up at your hotel, accommodation, AirBnB or train station in Bayeux or within a 30kms (20 miles) radius at no extra cost.
  • What type of vehicles are used during your private tours from Bayeux?

    Our company uses only premium cars & minivans that are recent, comfortable and fully equipped including individual A/C, shaded windows and large leg space.
  • Who conducts these Normandy private tours from Bayeux?

    All our tours are conducted by English speaking guides that are also, in most cases, the driver. For a more personalized experience, we can also organize any private tour with both driver and guide. On this particular tour, your guide is an expert on medieval history & architecture.
  • How difficult is it to reach Mont Saint Michel Abbey?

    Mont Saint Michel as the name points out, is a mount and the Abbey is located at the top of the Mount! There are roughly 350 stairs that you will need to climb to reach the Abbey - around 200 stairs are in the village itself and the remaining 150 are within the Abbey. Therefore, if you have reduced mobility then the safer option is to stay in the village. This tour is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.
  • How long is the drive from Bayeux to Mont Saint Michel?

    From Bayeux, to reach Mont Saint Michel, it will take just over one hour and a half. During the driving time, your guide will speak to you about the history and culture of the Normandy region. All our vehicles are equipped with a P/A system that allows our guides to safely make commentaries during driving time. The good thing is, everyone can hear no matter where you are seated.
  • Will we have some free time for personal discovery of Mont Saint Michel?

    Yes, after the morning guided visit of the Abbey, the rest of your time at the Mont Saint Michel is for you to enjoy. You can either stay a bit more at the top of the Mount or decide to make your way back down slowly. On your way, don't hesitate to take some of the smaller side streets that are less crowded and that can lead to some stunning views over the Bay.
  • Is lunch included on this private day trip from Bayeux?

    No, we never include lunch on our private tours. However, if you would like to organize a lunch in a local restaurant then please let our team of travel experts know and they will do the rest. Indicate what type of restaurants you are looking for in terms of budget and meal or better let us know your choice and our team will make the corresponding arrangements.
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