Paris: Mont Saint-Michel — Fougeres Small-group Trip by Minivan with Abbey Visit & Calvados/Cider Tasting

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Paris: Mont Saint-Michel — Fougeres Day Trip by Minivan with Abbey Visit & Calvados/Cider Tasting
Duration

Durations: 12 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy and Fougères in Brittany with Calvados / Cider tasting by Mercedes Minivan WiFi air conditioned for up to 6 clients + Guide + Driver.

From £ 154.96 per person

  1. Meeting Point
  2. Tour Overview

    We offer in one day, the two most popular attractions: Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy and Fougères in Brittany with Calvados / Cider tasting by Mercedes Minivan WiFi air conditioned for up to 6 clients + Guide + Driver.

    We offer a high-quality product with duration of 14 hours (longer as usual) with a live guide. You ll" visit the Mont Saint-Michel city, Benedictine Abbey (tickets included), Fougères city and Fortress as well. You"ll have enough time to learn this destination.

    We bring You to the local Calvados producer where You can get explanations how it is being made for centuries and taste the genuine Calvados & Cider of Normandy (included).

    We want to stress that we offer one professional driver and one professional guide as well. Each of them makes with quality his job concentrated on his duties. Minivan drives faster than normal bus. Minivan is also more comfortable for such trips compared with normal cars. You save up between one and two hours compared with big buses.

    This Experience is also available as Private Experience each day - please check up the availability on our web

  3. Tour Itinerary

    Day 1 : 07:30 Departure from Your Hotel in Paris (or Opera Garnier Steps) destination Mont Saint-Michel

    07:30 The Guide will welcome You at Opera Garnier Steps or at the Reception of Your hotel due to Your wish. The Trip begins with our Mercedes minivan WiFi air conditioned. There are approx. 387 km to drive on a highway from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel. It takes in general around 4 hours. After 200 km it will be a short stop at a rest area.

    The Guide will give You general Information about the French history connected to Normandy, Brittany, especially Fougeres and Mont Saint-Michel.


    11:30 - 15:30 Arrival at Mont Saint-Michel and visit of the Benedictine Abbey. Apple Cider Tasting.

    11:30 - 15:30 Arrival at Mont Saint-Michel and visit of the Benedictine Abbey. Free time to enjoy Mont Saint-Michel, time for Lunch.

    • After arrival at UNESCO World Heritage Mont Saint-Michel your guide will bring You up the narrow streets of the medieval village toward the top sharing with You stories and legends. On the top of the Island You can admire panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and bay and enter the Benedictine Abbey. Entrance tickets into the Abbey include audio-guides in English.
    • First settled by man in the year 709 it contains Medieval village & beautiful Abbey fortress dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel. The construction of the Benedictine Abbey started in the 700’s and continued through the 1200’s. The whole island is classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site. It remains practically the same since the Middle Ages as it was the goal of pilgrims from all over the world. Mont Saint Michel remains the most visited site of France. 
    • After You visit to the Benedictine Abbey You ll have: Apple Cider Tasting: Normandy is known for it’s apple production. You will taste some of the famous Cider, Pommeau and Calvados. 
    • Free time to enjoy in Mont Saint-Michel to explore the island’s shops & museums, walk around to admire the beautiful nature at your leisure Time. 

    Free time for Lunch at a local Restaurant. 

    • 15:30 Departure from Mont Saint Michel to Fougeres (47 km)

    16:15 - 17:30 Arrival in Fougeres and Walking tour Fougeres

    16:15 Arrival in Fougeres and Walking tour Fougeres. In the 11th century, Brittany was a rich and flourishing duchy that needed to be protected. Thus arose the "golden arc" of fortified cities: Chateaubriand, Vitré, Fougeres, Rennes. Fougeres, with its 11th-century fortress, was the main bastion of the Breton defense line.

    17:30 Departure to Paris. After the Fougeres visit the back ride to Paris begins. There are approx. 330 km to drive on a highway. It takes 3,5 to 4 hours. One stop can be made at the rest area upon Your wish.  


    21:30 Coming back to Paris. Drop Off at Your hotel.

    21:30 Coming back to Paris. Drop Off at Your hotel.


  4. What's Included

    • We organize it each week on Monday - check up the availability on our web.
    • We start normally at 07:30 from Opera Garnier steps. Pick-up option from Your hotel in Paris is available.
    • It takes 14 hours. 
    • In minivan there is space for up to 6 passengers + Guide and Driver.
    • Professional guide.
    • Guided visit of Fougeres city with its Medieval castle.
    • Guided visit to Mont Saint-Michel and Benedictine Abbey (entrance tickets are included).
    • The entrance tickets include audio-guide as well in English etc.
    • Calvados/Apple Cider Tasting.
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges.
    • You are welcome to take pictures and videos all along the experience 

  5. What's Excluded

    • Gratuities
    • Souvenirs

  6. FAQs

    Please Note:

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking after Your online payment (Credit cards, bank transfers, PayPal)
    • Trip from Paris to Mont Saint-Michel is appox 360 km (highway), it means totally 4 hours ride one direction, from Mont Saint-Michel to Fougeres 47 km (highway + national roads), from Fougeres to Paris 326 km (highway)
    • Time spent at Mont Saint-Michel is 4 hours, in Fougeres on Your trip back to Paris around 1,5 hours
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately 
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended 
    • Wine cellars are usually quite cold and damp (45 °F / 10 °C): do not forget to bring warm clothes with you 
    • Not wheelchair accessible, some stairs to access the underground Wine cellars
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult 
    • Stroller accessible 
    • Infant seats available 
    • Most travelers can participate  
    • Near public transportation 

  7. Requirements

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothes to access the underground Wine cellars  
    • The tour takes place all year round, so dress for the weather 

  8. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 72 hours or less before event

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