How to get to Mont St Michel?
Mont St Michel is an essential visit on your trip to France. Definitely worth a day trip from your trip to Paris or on your road trip to Normandy or Brittany. Here we tell you how to go to Mont St Michel.
Did you know that you can go by train or bus from Paris?
In today’s post I give you several recommendations, so you can easily visit Mont St Michel and, if you can choose the days of high tides better than better. I’ll tell you everything below.
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Drive to Mont Saint Michel
You know, for us the most comfortable way to get to Mont St Michel is in our own vehicle, but it’s not the only one.
By car you can go there from anywhere. For example:
- from Paris to Mont St-Michel there are 363 km, about 4 hours.
- from Nantes it is less than 200km, about 2:30 hours.
- If you’re on a road trip to Normandy or Brittany, you have to include this wonder yes or yes on your itinerary.
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Parking at Mont St Michel
If you arrive at Mont St Michel by your own transport, you have to leave your vehicle in a car park. Depending on the time you go you can benefit from lower prices.
- Parking 2:30 hours or less the price is 6,50 euros. This is the normal price, if you go in the morning and want to make the visit.
- Parking for 24 hours from your arrival: 12€
- Parking: if you enter after 7 pm and leave before 11 in the morning: 4,40€. This option is ideal for vans (but not for motorhomes, which have a special parking and costs 17.60€/ 24 hours), also for photographers who want to photograph the sunset and sunrise, or anyone who wants to go in the afternoon.
The cheapest option to get to Mont St Michel from Paris is by bus. It takes about 5.30 hours and costs 19 euros a trip. On weekends there are several buses, check if there is availability for the date of your trip here.
The train is very romantic and a nice way to get to Mount Saint-Michel.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the SNCF regional train station. Prices changes depending on the times of departure. But the cheapest I’ve seen is 27 euros each way.
With a guided tour from Paris
Another option is to hire an excursion from Paris and let them take care of everything.
The tour departs early in the morning from Paris, arrives at 12.00hs. You stop for lunch at a restaurant in the Bay and then take the guided tour in English.
This tour includes everything, transportation, food in restaurant, English speaking guide and the ticket to the Abbey.
*Note: Reservation must be made at least 8 days in advance.
The Tides of Mont St Michel
Seeing Mount St Michael at high tide has to be awesome. When we went we didn’t have that luck, so we did a little research to know when the tides are and voila! We found this website that has the 2020 tide schedule. I plan on going soon. Who wants to go?
Where to sleep in Mont-Saint-Michel?
If you have chosen to go on your own and want to enjoy a night at Mont St Michel, you can do so. There are hotels in the surroundings and intrawalls, prices are not cheap, but it is certainly a good experience.
In the bay we recommend Les Terrasses Poulard, has views of the sea and the town. It is well-rated by its guests and is in the center of the island.
If you want to sleep overlooking Mont St Michel, our recommendation is Le Relais Saint Michel. It is a classic hotel, with unbeatable views. It has a 9.5 note for couples trips. Very romantic.
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