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From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

1. From Paris: Small-Group Mont St Michel Tour & Cider Tasting

Discover one of the most unique settlements in France on a day trip from Paris to the mountainous city island of Mont St-Michel on the Normandy coast. Transfer from Paris by comfortable minibus or van, and then enjoy some free time on arrival at the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rising from the sea or sand (depending on the tide), the town is known for its soaring spires, imposing ramparts, and steep streets. Crowned by the fortified Abbaye du Mont St-Michel (dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel), Mont St-Michel remains little changed since the Middle Ages. Explore the village at your own pace, and the interior of the abbey (where Benedictine monks still hold early morning mass) by audio guide. Hear stories of the legends of a unusual jewel of France. Normandy is also known for it’s wonderful apple production and you’ll make a special stop to taste some of the famous Cider Pommeau and Calvados.

Normandy: Private Full-Day Foodie Tour

2. Normandy: Private Full-Day Foodie Tour

Explore Normandy’s villages and discover the best food on this guided foodie tour perfect for food enthusiasts. Sightsee, learn about local cuisine, and enjoy many opportunities to taste local drinks and food. Visit Camembert, Lisieux, the seafood market in Trouville, and more. Get picked up from Bayeux, Caen, Deauville, Trouville-sur-Mer, or Honfleur to start your adventure. During the tour, taste French Camembert (French cheese), hard cider, and Calvados (Normandy apple brandy), Normandy's liquid gold. While tasting local cuisine, enjoy driving and walking through the villages of the Pays d'Auge area. Learn about the architecture and history of these villages from your guide and digital resources. Later, get the opportunity to meet Jérome, the cheese producer and chairman of the Pont L'Evèque AOC Board. Learn everything about French cheese in Camembert. Afterward, have an optional lunch at a Michelin-rated restaurant by the river, admiring the Normandy cows and scenic views. The full tour includes: • A stop in Camembert • A quick stop at Orbec Ferme du Bec d'Or • A stop in Lisieux • A lunch at the Fossard (optional) • A stop at the Breuil en Auge Chateau and the distillery • A stop in Trouville & the seafood market • A stop at Deauville • A stop in Honfleur

Normandy : discover the art of making Calvados & Gin

3. Normandy : discover the art of making Calvados & Gin

Welcome to the Domaine du Coquerel ! During this guided tour we tell you all the secrets of Calvados production. We are a local, independant ans family business since 1937. This spirit is a tradition in Normandy and it requires a lot of savoir-faire. We are looking forward to tell you the magic of this incredible apple brandy made of time, love and apples. During the tour, you will learn the history of the manor, the technical process of making gin and Calvados. You will smell the amazing cellars flavours and taste our spirits, gins, liqueurs and pommeau.

From St. Malo: Mont Saint-Michel Private Full Day Tour

4. From St. Malo: Mont Saint-Michel Private Full Day Tour

Beyond the experience I have for doing this tour, it is the love for the site and its history. Sometimes, I wish I could live on the Mont St Michel for the tranquility and the view. The nights I have spent on this island are always too short. On the way to Mt St-Michel, I will show you the beauty of the Emerald Coast, one of France most charming roads. Along the road, I will tell you all the history of the Mont, its well kept secrets and forbidden stories. On the "Mont ", you will explore the Abbey, the Church & the village. For lunch : local specialties "bien sur" in the best restaurant of the island. After the Mont St Michel, I'll drive you to Cancale, a lovely little village set in this bay, Cancale is the the best place in France and probably in Europe for oysters . (The famous "Belon of Cancale" ). Besides many tasting you will also see how oysters are raised. Then, if you still have time I will guide you in Saint Malo, where you will be back in the days of privateering and great discoverers. ---------------------------------- 9AM Saint Malo-Saint Michel Drive along the Emerald Coast Road - Time to learn about the history of the Mont St Michel. 10AM Stop at the Mont St Michel 11AM - 12AM Visit of the Abbey of the Mont St Michel Please note that there are about 625 steps up to get to the Abbey. No elevator. 12. 30AM 1. 30AM Lunch in the best restaurant facing the bay of the Mont St Michel - Local specialties : Mère Poulard Omelette and salted grass lamb. 3PM Stop at Cancale Oyster tastings and visit of the oyster farm at low tide. This stop can be replaced by the Pointe du Grouin, a lovely spot for bird watchers and landscape enthusiasts. Drive along the Emerald Coast Road 6 PM Return to Saint Malo-Saint Michel

From Rennes: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Full-Day Tour

5. From Rennes: Mont-Saint-Michel Private Full-Day Tour

Drive along the Emerald Coast to Mont-Saint-Michel with a local guide who will share stories of the monks, abbots, pilgrims, and pirates that called this place home. Enjoy the tranquility of this abbey on the sea and take in the views from its high windows. The day starts at 9:00 AM with pickup from your accommodation in Rennes. As you drive along one of the most charming roads in France, your guide will tell you all about the history and well-kept secrets of this site. At approximately 10:00 AM, arrive at Mont-Saint-Michel and enjoy a guided tour of the abbey, the church, and the surrounding village. After working up a hunger, sit down for some local specialties at the best restaurant on the island. Don't forget to try the Mère Poulard Omelette and salted grass lamb. Next, drive to Cancale, a little village nestled in a bay. Learn the history of this town, which is the home to the "Belon of Cancale" and the best place in France to harvest oysters. See how these creatures are raised and even taste them. Alternatively, visit Pointe du Grouin, a lovely spot for bird watchers and landscape enthusiasts. The last stop of the day is Saint Malo, the famous walled city with a long history of piracy. Stories from long ago come to life as you explore this popular tourist destination with your guide. After a full day of touring, the adventure ends at approximately 7:00 PM in Rennes.

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What people are saying about Normandy

Definitely worth a visit this unique location with valuable architectural heritage. A well-designed day trip, with an excellent guide Guillaume and a aprentice Haime. It is interesting to walk through the narrow streets with shops and restaurants to the top where the abbey is. Not for people with reduced mobility. See the wearher forcast, it might rain.

We’ll worth the cost and distance to see the Mont. Very crowded on Main Street but elsewhere was fine. Bring your own lunch but watch out for the hungry sea gulls. My wife almost get hers snatched away. The bathroom stops before and after were timed well. Staff was great and I will book through Get Your Guide again.

Thanks Victoria and the 2 trainees Philip and Laura for the wonderful trip. Mont Sant Michel is wonderful, especially feel very relax and having fun along the way communicate with you guys. Definitely will book another tour with BlueFox Travel when i will get a chance back to Paris in the future!

MSM was the main reason I chose to visit Paris over other European destinations and I wasn't disappointed.Our guide Felipe was good to talk to and accommodating. the van/people move we took was clean and comfortable. Max 8 people per tour but we only had 5. strongly recommend!

Great day trip from Paris with comfortable transportation