MONT SAINT MICHEL

MONT SAINT MICHEL

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Visit the Abbey, the museums, the parish church…

Le Mont-Saint-Michel is an island commune in Normandy, France. It is located about one kilometre (0.6 miles) off the country’s northwestern coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches and is 100 hectares (247 acres) in size. As of 2009, the island has a population of 44. The island has held strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it draws its name. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers.

Its unique position — on an island just 600 metres from land — made it accessible at low tide to the many pilgrims to its abbey,  but defensible as an incoming tide stranded, drove off, or drowned  would-be assailants. The Mont remained unconquered during the Hundred Years’ War; a small garrison fended off a full attack by the English in 1433. The reverse benefits of its natural defence were not lost on Louis XI, who turned the Mont into a prison. Thereafter the abbey began to be used more regularly as a jail during the Ancien Régime. One of France’s most recognizable landmarks, visited by more than 3  million people each year, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the  UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Over 60 buildings within the commune are protected in France as monuments historiques.( wikipedia)

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Guided Excursion to Mont Saint Michel | by Coach with Hotel Pick Up MSF

Set off for a full day excursion to one of France's most popular and iconic sights: the island of Mont Saint Michel, a truly unique place between the sea and sky! Your guide will tell you everything you want to know about the atmospheric medieval abbey perched on the top of the rocky island. After your tour, take some time to soak up the island's magic and the beauty of its bay, which changes with the rise and fall of the tides. Set off from your Paris accommodation at 6:30 am for our central Paris agency. Relax on ...

14.5 hours | Francais - English - Espanol
From 209 €

Guided Tour to Mont Saint Michel | by Coach with lunch included MS1

Experience an exceptional day at Mont-Saint-Michel in the company of a professional guide. Discover the history and the riches of this "Wonder of the West" through the enthusiastic commentary of our guide. Welcomed by our guide and the driver, you’ll board our air-conditioned coach in front of our PARISCityVISION office, located in the heart of Paris, for a scheduled departure at 7:15. The journey will take about 4 hours, giving you time to admire the beautiful landscapes of the French countryside paraded before ...

14 hour(s) | English
From 169 €

Audio Guided tour of the Mont Saint Michel | MSL

Set off for a day trip that allows you to design your own itinerary, between the sea and the sky! Visit one of France's most iconic sights, the stunning UNESCO World Heritage listed island of Mont Saint Michel and its bay. Discover the magnificent medieval abbey at the island's summit, a historical masterpiece. Take advantage of the opportunity to experience the magic of the island and the breath-taking sight of the Bay of Mont Saint Michel, at the mercy of the tides. Departure at 7:15am from our office in the center ...

14 hour(s) | English
From 139 €