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  • From Paris: Full-Day Mont Saint Michel Tour

    1. From Paris: Full-Day Mont Saint Michel Tour

    From Paris, board a private bus to the island of Mont Saint Michel. On the journey, listen as your guide provides interesting stories from the history of the abbey. Follow your guide on an orientation tour to ensure you see the most important attractions, including the hilltop Abbey of Mont Saint Michel. Enjoy a few hours at your leisure to explore the abbey and soak up the splendor of its interior with an audio guide tour, or stroll in the picturesque streets. Choose from a variety of lunch options ranging from dining rooms with rustic meat to sophisticated restaurants with bay view terraces specializing in seafood. Or, stop by one of the Mont Saint Michel's creperies to feast on galettes (buckwheat pancakes) with Normandy cider. In the late afternoon, board the bus for a return journey to Paris.

    Our tour guide Addy did a very good job conducting our tour. Very outgoing and interested in the people on the tour. The bus was very up to date and the drivers did a great job.

  • Normandy: Les Jardins d'Etretat Self-Guided Visit

    2. Normandy: Les Jardins d'Etretat Self-Guided Visit

    Visit the Les Jardins d’Etretat which combines classical gardening methods with neo-futuristic architectural vision. Discover a complex of seven gardens, each of them with their own character, purpose, atmosphere, range of plants, and sculptures. Appreciate the natural beauty of Normandy embodied in plants of different forms and shapes representing the waves of the English Channel, oyster farms, rock formations, and arches of the Alabaster coast. Les Jardins d'Étretat is also an open-air museum of contemporary art, which features a unique collection of objects. In addition to the permanent collection, explore the various temporary exhibitions of contemporary sculpture. The modern art collections are in the architectural core of the garden and represent its artistic integrity. Step out on the main terrace of Les Jardins d'Étretatwhich provides a panoramic view of the ocean and Etretat Cl...

    Amazing gardens right on top of the cliff (but nowhere near the edge!). Take the little tourist train to get there or park on the road out of town. You cannot drive to the gardens. Give yourself time to sit on some of the seats provided so you can really enjoy the views and the atmosphere. Also allow time to wander along the cliff path outside the garden - the views are breathtaking. There is lovely little gift shop hidden away upstairs in the villa. Such a pleasant change not to have to exit through a gift shop! The gardens themselves are really well-maintained and immaculate. I give it 10/5!!!

  • Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

    3. Bayeux: American D-Day Sites in Normandy Tour

    Meet your guide at Place de Québec and then begin your D-Day exploration adventure, retracing history as you uncover the day of June 6, 1944. The first stop of the tour is Omaha beach, where the deadliest landings of the day took place. From your guide, learn about the landings here and the soldiers who risked their lives, then visit the D-Day museum located next to the beach. After Omaha, visit Utah beach, the second location where American troops landed on D-Day. At the beach, check out nearby Musée du Débarquement to find out about the planing and execution of D-Day. Next, visit the US military cemetery and for the chance to pay respect and honor the soldiers of World War ll. The tour continues to Point du Hoc next, a breathtaking cliff offering lunar landscapes and a magnificent viewpoint over the English Channel. The site was built as a key point of the Atlantic Wall by the Germans...

    Our tour was very informative and eye-opening. Our guide, Stephen, was incredibly friendly and happy to answer all of our questions with a smile and even took a detour for a photo opportunity at the request of one guest.

  • Mont Saint Michel: Walking Tour & Optional Abbey Ticket

    4. Mont Saint Michel: Walking Tour & Optional Abbey Ticket

    Explore the village of Mont Saint Michel, located on a picturesque tidal island, with a licensed local tour guide. First, meet your guide and take the shuttle bus to the village, where you will learn more about its history during a 2-hour walking tour. Explore the narrow, cobblestone streets of the village and learn more about the various uses of Mont Sant Michel throughout the centuries. Walk along the Grande Rue on the way up to the Abbey. See the parish church of Saint-Pierre, surrounded by a cemetery, housing a silver statue dedicated to Saint-Michel. Stroll along the ramparts and enjoy the beautiful views of the coast and a stunning panorama over the bay. Choose to include an entrance ticket to the Abbey, to explore it at your own pace.

  • Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

    5. Day Trip to Mont-Saint-Michel from Paris

    Depart Paris and travel by luxury air-conditioned coach to the amazing fortified city of Mont Saint-Michel off the Normandy coast. Sit back and relax and get stunning views of the countryside along the way. Stop for a break at a nearby village that dates back to the days of the Normans, and stroll the winding streets and narrow pathways to find the best views of the bay. Continue to the mouth of the Couesnon River, where Mont-Saint-Michel was built on an islet just a few hundred meters from the mainland. Explore the fantastic architecture and remarkable monuments of the walled city at your own pace. Climb along the ramparts to make your way up to the abbey at the top of the town. Built in the 11th century by William of Volpiano, the monument has played a vital role in the history of the commune and feudal society it represents. Depart Mont-Saint-Michel in the late afternoon and drive b...

    Great day! Paris city Tours were punctual and professional. Exactly as described. Took about 4-4 1/2 hours to drive to Mount St Michel and back. Had around 4 hours to spend exploring. Great amount of time. Fun day!

  • Two-Day American Sector Guided Private D-Day Tour

    6. Two-Day American Sector Guided Private D-Day Tour

    Two day American and British sector private D-Day tour starting from Bayeux, Paris - Carentan or St. Mère Église. This is the most extensive D-Day tour on the market! At the end of the two day tour you are a D-Day expert yourself! No others will be able to join this tour too, up to a maximum of 8 people per minibus! You'll have a small group for maximum personal contact, and enough time to see everything. This way you will also be able to answer all your questions. Even the biggest history buff will like this! You will visit Sainte Mere Eglise (Airborne Museum and church), La Fiere bridge, Charles de Glopper MOH monument, Gen. Falley ambush site, Several drop zones, Crisbecq gun battery, Utah Beach, Sainte marie du Mont, Angoville au Plain, Deadman's Corner, Purple Heart Lane, Point du Hoc, Omaha Beach at 3 locations, Normandy American Cemetery, Longue sur Mer gun battery, remains of th...

  • Paris: Étretat & Le Havre Small Group Day Trip

    7. Paris: Étretat & Le Havre Small Group Day Trip

    The tour departs from your hotel or apartment in Paris to Étretat (around 2.5 hours). Aboard a spacious minibus, you will have access to Wi-Fi and educational tablets to prepare you for your visit. Your driver-guide will also be available for any questions you may have. Visit the famous cliffs of Étretat that inspired many artists, such as Coubert who produced over fifty paintings of the seascapes, cliffs and waves. Monet also appreciated the area in all weather conditions and returned there regularly. Lunch will be an opportunity to enjoy local specialties (seafood, fish, or pancakes for example) with an incredible view of the horizon. Discover the surprising architecture of the city of Le Havre post-war. Continue with a visit to see the magnificent impressionist collection of the Museum of Modern Art André Malraux (MuMa). This museum space by the sea, dedicated to light and reflectio...

  • Private Mont Saint-Michel Family Walking Tour

    8. Private Mont Saint-Michel Family Walking Tour

    See the highlights of the fortified village of Mont Saint-Michel, built on an 83-meter high cliff of pure granite. Learn the history of the settlement, from 708 AD when the Archangel Michael is said to have made an appearance and ordered a monastery be built on top of the rock. Enter the medieval village and walk to the abbey listening to stories about the island's history along the way. Discover how it became a strategic stronghold for the Bretons and French, and how it resisted invasion from the English during the Hundred Years' War. Go to the historic dungeons, and discover a mix of religious and military architecture in different styles.

    we had an excellent lady guide, Mrs Gaëlle Lotton, who not only knew the History of the place perfectly well, but also how to tell it in an entertaining and interesting way. Despite the Covid-restrictions in place, we enjoyed our visit thoroughly (the more so as for once there were less people around, the masses of tourists during the summer normally being somewhat overwhelming)

  • From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

    9. From Bayeux: Normandy D-Day Half-Day Tour by Vintage Sidecar

    Spend the day visiting four locations over three and a half hours. Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, and learn the history behind it. Then visit the Omaha Beach, known for by its code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during World War II. Visit Gold Beach located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on the east. High cliffs at the western end of the zone meant that the landings took place on the flat section between Le Hamel and La Rivière, in the sectors code-named Jig and King. Learn how Juno Beach was the responsibility of the Canadian Army, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and a naval bombardment force provided by the Royal Canadian Navy and the British Royal Navy as well as elements from the Free French, Norwegian, and other Allied navies.

  • From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

    10. From Bayeux: Full-Day Mont Saint-Michel Tour

    The Mont Saint Michel is an island off the coast of Normandy in the English Channel, and sees some of the biggest tides in Europe. The first church was built on the mount in 709 at the request of Archange Michael. The construction of the Mont Saint-Michel Abbey as we know it today was finished in the 13th and 14th centuries. Those hundreds of years of architectural prowesses have left us with a magnificent monument, now referred as the “Wonder of the Western World” and deemed a UNESCO world heritage site. Travel with a friendly driver and professional English-speaking guide from Bayeux to the Mont Saint Michel, which you will access via shuttle across the bridge in accordance with local requirements. Head to the very top of the mount and enter the abbey. The history of its construction will be explained in detail, while you marvel at stunning views of the surrounding bay. After visitin...

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What people are saying about Normandy

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 205 reviews

We were able to stay in Mont Saint Michel for about 4 hours and we were able to fully enjoy it. The galette shop recommended by Guyto was also delicious. Everything went on time and it was a very solid tour. Although it is an English tour, the audio guide of the monastery was able to be borrowed in Japanese, so it was easier to understand.

Our tour guide Addy did a very good job conducting our tour. Very outgoing and interested in the people on the tour. The bus was very up to date and the drivers did a great job.

Our guide is very attentive, in order it is a long journey but it is well worth it.

Wonderful experience and our guide Isabella fantastic !! And very helpful

The tour as a whole takes a lot of strength, but is definitely worth it.