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Mont Saint Michel
Destination:

Port/City: Cherbourg, France

Activity Type:
Sightseeing and/or City Tours | Shows & Entertainment

Approximate Duration:
9 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*199.00 USD (Adult)
*159.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)
        

Restrictions:  N/A

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Mont Saint Michel With Lunch - FC03

Mont Saint Michel is one of the greatest religious buildings in Europe with its abbey at the summit of a huge rock 250 ft above the sea. Completing this 30-minute walk, you will view the Abbey Church whose spire soars more than 500 feet. The Abbey is a masterpiece of Norman architecture. Inside you'll discover the ways of the monks by visiting their famous dining hall, and the beautiful gothic cloister, which appears to be suspended between sky and sea. After the guided portion of the tour, you will have free time in the charming village of Mont Saint Michel to explore the twisted passageways, old houses, and shops.
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This tour departs from Cherbourg, through the Normandy's fertile dairy country of the Cotentin peninsula, to arrive at the limit of Brittany and Normandy in the Bay of Mont Saint Michel.

Mont Saint Michel is one of the greatest religious buildings in Europe, fit to rank with St Peter's, Chartres and Durham. The current structure represents some 500 years of work, from the 11th to the 16th centuries. The first abbey here was built after the archangel Michael appeared to Aubert, then bishop of Avranches. The abbey stands at the summit of a huge rock 250 ft above the sea, and dates from the heyday of Norman power and influence in the world. Technically, Mont Saint Michel is in Brittany, but actually it is at the point where Brittany confronts Normandy. The abbey makes its strongest impression when seen from a distance, as you approach the almost 5 mile long causeway at Pontorson where Mont St Michel is linked to the mainland.

Once in Mont Saint Michel you will journey uphill through the twisted cobblestone walkways, passing old houses to the top of the rock crowned by the Abbey Church. Legend says there are 365 steps from the bottom to the top of the Mont! Completing this 30-minute walk, you will view the Abbey Church whose spire soars more than 500 feet. The Abbey is a masterpiece of Norman architecture. Inside you'll discover the ways of the monks by visiting their famous dining hall, and the beautiful gothic cloister, which appears to be suspended between sky and sea. After the guided portion of the tour, you will have free time in the charming village of Mont Saint Michel to explore the twisted passageways, old houses, and shops.

Lunch with wine will be served at a restaurant offering a panoramic view of the Mont Saint Michel Abbey.

Note: Guests must be able to walk approximately 1 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces with 365 steps to reach the Abbey. Driving time from Cherbourg to Mont St. Michel is 2.25 hours each way, dependent upon traffic conditions. A strict dress code is enforced in the Abbey Church. Short pants and tank tops are not acceptable. Flash photography is also not permitted inside the Abbey. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.


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