- 8 hours
- Mont Saint-Michel
- Abbaye du Mont Saint Michel
- Normandy coastline/countryside
- Private Car Service for the duration of the day
- Expert Historian guide
We will meet our guide and driver in Normandy. We normally meet at Bayeux but depending on the accommodation location, our pick up may vary. 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 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?
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.
Graham is a lively sociable person with a Combined Degree in English and History. Leaving school without any Academic qualifications to chase a career in Football. Resumed the world of Academia and obtained all his basic qualifications before moving onto Degree level. Graham's passion is D-Day. He visits Normandy on a regular basis sharing all he has read and experienced in the last ten years with anyone with an ear to listen. Normandy is the pivot of the twentienth century where ordinary men did extraordinary things to make the world a better place. Behind every bush and wall lies a story of humanity, inhumanity and a tale to be told.