- 8 hours
- Experience the beauty and history of Mont Saint-Michel with a local historian and a private driver
- From the medieval village and Gothic abbey to the stunning coastline views, immerse yourself in the island's 1000-year-old story and leave with a deeper understanding of its significance.
- Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
NOTE: Please note that a Photo ID will be required on the day of your tour, due to entrance policies at the venue.
- Mont Saint-Michel
- Abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel
- Normandy coastline/countryside
- Private Car Service for the day
- Expert Historian guide
We will meet our guide and driver in Normandy. We’ll make our way together to the commune of Mont Saint-Michel where our expert guide will lay the foundations for the historic narrative of the island, the abbey, the architecture, and its religious importance. We’ll enter the medieval village through mighty defensive walls as we discuss the Hundred Years War (14th century). We’ll wind our way through narrow streets and up steep stairs as we get closer to the vast abbey. On arrival, we’ll note the gravity-defying structure and learn about the various techniques and styles used to achieve this Gothic wonder. As we visit the interior, we’ll discuss the transformation of the space over time from a place of worship to a prison in the French Revolution.
Your website won't allow me to book more than 7 people for this tour. Can I book for a larger group?
Contact us to discuss your group size and needs and we will inquire with our car provider about larger car options.
I’m coming from Paris. Can you pick me up there? Please see our Mont Saint-Michel Excursion from Paris tour.
What is a private tour?
Our private tours are limited exclusively to travelers in your party. Private tours give you more flexibility with scheduling (how long you’d like to spend at each stop) and more personalized time with your guide.
David was born and raised in Bayeux, Normandy. He has studied in Spain, worked in England, and became licensed tour guide in France in 1997. He is passionate about history and architecture, particularly the 1944 Normandy Invasion and the Medieval era, with William the Conqueror and the Vikings! He is truely in love with the richness and diversity of the Normandy region. Besides the D-day Beaches, he also loves to guide groups at the unique and incredible Mont Saint Michel abbey. He prides himself on offering a happy and pleasant experience for an interesting and memorable visit.
Alain grew up in Brittany and has always had a passion for the Celtic art and history of his native region. He has been leading tours in both Brittany and Normandy for the past fifteen years and he specializes in the area's WWII history, especially the D-Day landing beaches. In his free time, Alain loves to read about French history in general and of the Renaissance period in particular. He also has experience guiding in the Loire Valley and in Paris. Alain looks forward to sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm with travelers that are curious to learn more about the rich history of his homeland.
Born and raised in Bayeux, a medieval town in Normandy, Jonathan holds a double Master's degree in Norman architecture and World War 2 History (American, British and Canadian sector) from the University of History in Caen. Passionate about his region's heritage, he has been working as a private tour guide for more than 11 years and continues to share his expertise with people visiting Normandy from all over the world. Jonathan is currently working on a project that involves collecting testimonials from the WW2 veterans.