Mont Saint Michel is a world unique site, classified by a part of the world’s cultural heritage by UNESCO. It is a perfectly preserved medieval monastery built on top of a peninsula that due to a unique phenomenon of extended tides becomes an island every afternoon. Mont Saint Michel is not only a travel back in time that unveils the secrets of the medieval period – it is also a set into a beautiful and original scenery. There is a lot to marvel in Mont Saint Michel, both with its history and with its natural setting.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Take a drive from Paris to Mont Saint Michel and visit this beautiful and unique place. Along the way, listen about the medieval history of Normandy, its important sites and cities, and unique geography.
This 12 hour tour (drive from Normandy to Paris and back included) not only gives you an overview of the beautiful and unique scenery of Mont Saint Michel and its surroundings, but also presents a very layered insight into the functioning of the medieval society – not only of this unique region, but all of France and Europe.
Enjoy the view from top of the abbey – the well preserved contrast between Romanesque and Gothic styles – the cloister, the ambulatory, and the main chapel. The marches around the city, the cobblestone streets, the monastery – it is hard to decide which of many faces of Mont Saint Michel is the most impressive one.