Private Day Tour of Mont Saint-Michel from Bayeux

Highlights

  • Depart from your Bayeux hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with the fascinating history of the island as you travel along the scenic Normandy coast. As you approach the UNECO-listed enclave of Mont St-Michel, located on a rocky island in the midst of a majestic bay, marvel at the unique beauty of the village’s architecture.  Hop out of your vehicle and embark on a guided walking tour of the village’s magnificent Benedictine abbey; delve into the ancient history of the ecclesiastical structure and enrich your knowledge of the fortification’s cultural significance. After exploring the structure, browse the intriguing exhibitions of the island’s museum and gaze at the natural splendor of the sea during some leisurely free time.  Time permitting; opt to visit a selection of historical treasures on your journey back to Bayeux. Discover the opulent designs of Louis XIII in Balleroy; explore the ‘Capital of the Ruins’ at St-Lô; observe one of the best preserved examples of Norman architecture at the Abbey of Cerisy; or appreciate the prized crafts of Villedieu-les-Poêles.  After thorough exploration, return to Bayeux in your luxury vehicle and bid farewell to your knowledgeable guide.

Summary

Depart from your Bayeux hotel in a private, air-conditioned vehicle and get acquainted with the fascinating history of the island as you travel along the scenic Normandy coast. As you approach the UNECO-listed enclave of Mont St-Michel, located on a rocky island in the midst of a majestic bay, marvel at the unique beauty of the village’s architecture.  Hop out of your vehicle and embark on a guided walking tour of the village’s magnificent Benedictine abbey; delve into the ancient history of the ecclesiastical structure and enrich your knowledge of the fortification’s cultural significance. After exploring the structure, browse the intriguing exhibitions of the island’s museum and gaze at the natural splendor of the sea during some leisurely free time.  Time permitting; opt to visit a selection of historical treasures on your journey back to Bayeux. Discover the opulent designs of Louis XIII in Balleroy; explore the ‘Capital of the Ruins’ at St-Lô; observe one of the best preserved examples of Norman architecture at the Abbey of Cerisy; or appreciate the prized crafts of Villedieu-les-Poêles.  After thorough exploration, return to Bayeux in your luxury vehicle and bid farewell to your knowledgeable guide.

Tour info

Duration
8 hours
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Why take this tour?

This private tour from Bayeux takes you to one of the most iconic attractions in France, Mont St-Michel, just off the coast of Normandy. Take a narrated walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Benedictine abbey with your private guide, and enjoy free time to wander the cobblestone village and admire views over the bay. If time allows, you’ll also visit your choice of St-Lô, Balleroy, Avranches, the Abbey of Cerisy or Villedieu-les-Poêles before heading back to Bayeux.

What’s included?

  • Private tour

  • Driver/guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan (maximum 8 people)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)

  • Entry/Admission - Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Guide's lunch (approximately €20)

  • Abbey entrance fees

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Before you book

  • Duration: 8h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Cancellation Policy

    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

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