5. 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.
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.
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
Return to Saint Malo-Saint Michel