Mont Saint-Michel Day Trip From Bayeux (shared)

Highlights

  • Visit France's most picturesque UNESCO world heritage site.

  • Admire & visit a remarkable gothic jewel - Mont Saint-Michel Abbey.

  • Your guide shines a light on the abbey’s colorful history.

  • Enjoy some free time for personal discovery.

Summary

Explore one of Normandy’s most impressive UNESCO–listed attractions on this comprehensive Mont Saint-Michel tour from Bayeaux. With round trip travel from Bayeaux included, visit the abbey as your guide sheds light on its history and construction. Learn of the diverse uses to which Mont Saint-Michel has been put down the centuries, and admire panoramic coastal views. You’ll also have free time to explore the site at your leisure.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-64 years)
€120.00
Child: (4-12 years)
€60.00
Senior: (65-93 years)
€115.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Place du Québec, Bayeux, Normandy, 14400, FR

Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

8.20 - 8.50 am - Meeting point at Place du Québec Tour Operator pick up zone.

8.30am Depart from Bayeux
10.00am Arrive at Mont Saint Michel
11.00am Visit the Mont Saint Michel Abbey
12.30pm Free time for Lunch & personal discovery
3.00pm Depart from Mont Saint Michel
4.30pm Arrive in Bayeux


Embark on a thrilling day trip from Bayeux  to visit one of France's most iconic monuments!

AT FIRST, WE WILL COME AND PICK YOU UP IN BAYEUX
First we will come and pick you up at a centrally located meeting point in Bayeux. Before the start of the tour, your knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the area and to the different sites that you will be seeing. On this full day tour dedicated to the most stunning monument of this part of Northern France, Mont Saint Michel. Then board your air conditioned vehicle and begin to make your way towards southern Normandy.

THEN TRAVEL TO SOUTHERN NORMANDY
The Unesco World Heritage Listed, Remarkable Gothic Jewel Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy, in the English Channel, and is one of the best Normandy 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 got linked to the mainland by a bridge that gets flooded during high tides a few times a year only.

The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. A couple of 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.

VISIT THE BENEDICTINE ABBEY WITH YOUR GUIDE
The construction of the mont saint michel 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 prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World”. It is also a UNESCO world heritage site.

During your day trip to Mont St Michel, our friendly driver, English-speaking guide will take you from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, that you will access via a shuttle 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 coastline.

Our Mont Saint Michel tour will then take you to the abbey itself, at the very top of the mount. Follow your guide on a 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!

MONT SAINT MICHEL IS ALSO A LIVELY SMALL TOWN
After the visit of the abbey, enjoy some free time 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, suitable for all budgets.

If you want to indulge, the Mère Poulard restaurant is probably the most famous on the mount. It gained its reputation thanks to its unique omelette soufflée recipe. It is well worth a visit and a must-try when on a Mont Saint Michel day tour but keep in mind you will need a large amount of time as the restaurant is so popular with visitors. This tour of Mont Saint Michel departs from a central location in the morning and will drop you off at the same location in the evening.

Our other day trips departing from Bayeux:
We also organise group tours and private tours from Paris and shore excursions from Le Havre to all the major battles sites, d day beaches, cemeteries and memorials relating to the battles of Normandy including the American cemetery in Colleville sur Mer. Our full day tours in Normandy include Guided tours to Sword Beach, Juno Beach and Omaha Beach. Other destinations include Mont Saint Michel from Bayeux. All our tours can be done as a day trip from Paris. Our services cover both Normandy and Brittany.

What’s included?

  • Visits as mentioned in the program.

  • Entrance ticket to the Benedictine Abbey.

  • English-speaking qualified guide/driver.

  • Recent, fully equipped Mercedes minivans.

  • Small groups of 2 to 8 persons.

  • Free WiFi access on board.

  • Bottled water.

  • Entrance fees unless mentioned.

  • Personal insurance & expenses.

  • Hotel pick up or drop off.

  • Meals & drinks.

  • Eventual gratuities for the driver/guide.

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Minimum number of 2 participants applies.

  • Prices are per person.

  • Hotel pick up available only for private tours.

  • Tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Before you go

  • Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your reserved departure time at Place du Québec.

  • You must wear good walking shoes for this tour.

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Cancellation Policy

    Operator strictly adheres to its cancellation policy and will make no exceptions to the policy. If Guest chooses to cancel his or her reservation, Operator must receive written notice of said cancellation in writing via certified mail, fax or e-mail sent to [email protected] (with confirmation of receipt from Operator), and Guest shall be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule: Ophorus requires full payment by credit card, internet payment (through our website) or wire transfer (Wire transfer fees at the charge of the Guest) to make a reservation. We accept payment by AMEX, Visa and Mastercard. There is no charge or service fee for processing credit card payments except with American Express +3%. For any cancellation, the following fees will be deducted from the refund: Up to 24 hours prior to departure: no cancellation fees except for the booking fees. 24 hours prior to departure and less > no refund Important information: All semi private tours depart on time. Clients should present themselves at the allocated meeting point at least 10 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Driver/guide will not wait unless Ophorus has been previously informed that the client will be late with a maximum waiting time of 10 minutes. Beyond that waiting time, tours will depart and Ophorus cannot be held responsible for clients missing their tour.

Redemption information

    Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure time of 8:30 am at Place du Quebec. It is the center site for all tour operators in Bayeux to pick up their guests.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Ophorus Tours is both a licensed Tour Operator, member of Atout France and ETOA, and a Transportation company with headquarters in Bordeaux. We operate since 2005 and conduct Walking Tours, Day Trips, Private Tours, Shore Excursions and multi-regional Tours throughout France. 

Our multilingual office staff is made up of France Travel Experts that design unique itineraries for both individuals and groups. Their perfect knowledge of the destination allows them to suggest carefully crafted programs to professionals of the Travel Trade all over the world. 

Our in house team of licensed, multilingual Tour Guides are local Experts that can conduct any type of tours including (but not limited to) Cultural & Historical, Food & Wine, Luxury, Battlefields, Active, Family friendly, Faith-based etc...