PRICE: from 590€/vehicle (+ entrance tickets for the abbey)
The tour starts at 8:00 a.m. at your accommodation
Mont-Saint-Michel is the most visited site in Normandy and one of the most visited sites in France. The first construction on the rock was built in 708. The decision was made by Bishop Aubert from Avranches who created the first sanctuary in France dedicated to Saint Michel.
Few decades later, it became a major pilgrimage site for all the christians in the world. Thanks to the work of the religious community on the Mont, the site was seen as an intellectual reference in Europe where thousands of books, manuscripts and charters were written or copied.
In the 19th century, the importance of Mont-Saint-Michel was in decline and it became a prison after the French Revolution in 1789. From 1793 until 1863, the site had the worst reputation and was nicknamed the Bastille of the seas… The building suffered from the lack of maintenance during that time and almost disappeared after the French stopped using it as a prison. Fortunately, it was saved from destruction and many architects renovated it from them until the present day.
Discover 13 centuries of history with our experienced guides. On the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 1979, Mont-Saint-Michel is an incredible master-piece of architecture surrounded by the beautiful seascape of one of the largest bays in Europe.
(Lunch is not included)
The tour ends at 4:00 p.m. at your accommodation
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