From the legend to the construction
One of the most visited sites in the world, this abbey built from the 10th century onwards is located on a rocky island which has been separated from the continent for centuries. Built at the time of the dukes of Normandy, it was conquered by the french king in 1204 and mostly rebuilt in the 13th century. These new additions were called " the marvel". Used by the benedictine monks who wrote famous manuscripts, it became an intense cultural and spiritual center, visited by different kings and bishops of the time. The visit of the abbey allows us to admire the skill of the architects of the 13th century as well as the outstanding view on the bay at low or high tide. Also concieved as a fortress to defend it against the Eglish during the hundred years war, you'll be able to walk on the remparts on the way down to the village crowded all year long. An unforgettable experience in an unique site.
From your hotel in Caen to the Mont Saint Michel. Stop near the bay to admire the abbey from the distance. We'll proceed to the parking and use the shuttle bus to get to the village. Walking up to the abbey for the visit and 3alking down through the fortifying wall. Free time for shopping
Drive back to your hotel in Caen
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Meeting at your hotel Adagio in Caen .
End location: end of the tour at your hotel or elsewhere if you wish.
Duration: 8 hours
only closed on the 1st of May; very busy in July and august
Our comfortable airconditioned 6 seats Mazda car ( from 2012)
My guiding AND MY HUSBAND DRIVING OUR OWN car , the gaz and .tolls on highways , the parking lot
At the Mont as well as our transportation from and back home
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Euros - Lunch and entrance fee at the abbey 7 euros/pers
Lunch and entrance fees at the abbaye: 8 euros, free for teen agers under 18 years old.
I don't drive when I guide but my husband is the professional driver and we have Mazda car which accomodate 4 passengers and both of us. Or you may hire your own car.
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Good guide - able to contact bus driver when it was time to leave, making for a short waiting period.