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2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris

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Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

On an overnight adventure from Paris, experience two of the most popular areas of northwestern France — the UNESCO-listed island village of Mont St-Michel in Normandy and the ‘château country’ of the Loire Valley, another World Heritage Site. With a guide, learn about the history of these stunning sites, plus spend the night in the town of Angers. Prepare to be wowed by castles like Château de Chenonceau. If you have a short stay in France, this is the ideal way to see a bit more of the country than just Paris.
  • 2-day tour from Paris to Normandy and the Loire Valley
  • Experience two must-see regions of France with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage-listed Mont St-Michel in Normandy
  • Travel through the beautiful château country of the Loire
  • Tour the remarkable castle of Château de Chenonceau including a wine tasting
  • See the biggest tapestry in the world at Château d’Angers
  • Enjoy free time in each place to shop and explore at your leisure
  • Overnight accommodation in a 4-star hotel included
Lunch
Breakfast
Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Overnight accommodation in a 4-star hotel
Porterage service
Professional guide
Wine tasting
Air-conditioned vehicle
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

2 Rue des Pyramides, 75001 Paris, France

Traveler pickup is offered
If Pick-up option selected: Pick up location will be from the hotel or Private residence in Paris ( Zip code must start by 75), should the address be provided at least 72 hours ( local time) prior to tour's departure.Without the accommodation address and if booking is made less than 72 hours prior to departure, the pick up will be from PARISCityVISION on 2 rue des Pyramides, nearest Metro : Tuileries or Pyramides ( line 1 or 7/14)

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your 2-day tour from Paris to the beloved French regions of the Loire Valley and Normandy includes comfortable coach transportation, accommodation at a 4-star hotel in the town of Angers and meals (lunch and dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2). With your informative guide, you’ll go first to Mont St-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its unique setting on a tiny rocky island. The next day, visit some of the Loire Valley’s castles, including Château de Langeais, and Château de Chenonceau.
Itinerary
Place des Pyramides
Meet near the Pyramides metro station in Paris in the morning and board your air-conditioned coach
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure
Relax on the long drive through the Normandy countryside of northern France to your first destination: Mont St-Michel.
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Mont Saint Michel Tourist Information Center
One of the country's most iconic attractions, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed abbey of Mont St-Michel is perched on a rocky island amid a vast bay and encircled by stout ramparts and battlements.After fueling up with lunch at a local restaurant, follow your guide on a walk to the top of the hilly village, where you’ll then travel back in time as you enter the fascinating abbey
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel
As you'll learn, Mont St-Michel was a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. Legend has it that the abbey was established in the 8th century, when the bishop of Avranches was visited by the Archangel Michael in a dream.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Fortifications du Mont-Saint-Michel
Today, the abbey is still crowned by a gilded copper statue of Michael slaying a dragon, representing the triumph of good over evil. Visit the abbey’s cloister and refectory, and see how the ramparts have been added to support the Gothic monastery over the centuries. After your tour, wander the surrounding village at your leisure.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Baie du Mont St Michel
After your tour, wander the surrounding village at your leisure. Walk around the abbey's ramparts, shop along the main street, visit the island's museums, and witness Mont St-Michel's most well-known and alluring feature: the extreme tides. At low tide, the island can be surrounded by bare sand for miles, but at high tide — just six hours later — sea water swells up and fills the bay, surrounding the whole island.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Office de Tourisme d'Angers
In the late afternoon, re-board the coach and depart south for the Loire Valley. This scenic region in central France is marked by wide, flat green plains dotted with picturesque villages and vineyards, as well as the country’s most renowned châteaux — there are more than 300 here!Arrive in the city of Angers in the evening for dinner with your group and an overnight stay.
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
 Day 1: Overnight at the hotel in Angers, accommodation 4* hotel
Meals:
 Lunch  
Office de Tourisme d'Angers
After a buffet breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a day full of stately French castles and incredible scenery. You’ll take guided visits of three of the most remarkable Loire Valley châteaux.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Chateau d'Angers ouvert
Start with a brief photo stop at Château d’Angers, hanging over the River Maine. Founded in the 9th century by the Count of Anjou and expanded in the 13th century, it is home to the Apocalypse Tapestry, the largest tapestry in the world
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Chateau de Langeais
Then head to Château de Langeais, also founded by the Count of Anjou. This castle was attacked by the Count of Blois and then destroyed during the Hundred Years’ War. In the 15th century, King Louis XI rebuilt it into a grand château, and it now serves as one of the world’s best examples of late medieval architecture.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Office de Tourisme Amboise Val de Loire
Continuing on your drive, pass the towns of Cunault and Saumur on your way to the quaint town of Amboise on the banks of the Loire, where you’ll stop for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Office de Tourisme Autour de Chenonceaux
Your next stop is Château de Chenonceau, one of the most iconic Loire Valley castles with a fascinating history.
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Chateau de Chenonceau
Straddling the River Cher, it served as an escape route during World World II from the Nazi occupied zone on one side of the river to the ‘free’ zone on the opposite bank.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Chateau de Cheverny
After your visit, pass by Château de Cheverny for a glimpse of the exterior before making your way to your final destination.
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Arc de Triomphe
Re-board the coach and relax on the drive back to Paris, arriving at night.
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Louvre Museum
You will be dropped at our central located agency in Paris. For those who have a drop back hotel,, a vehicle and driver will be at disposal once in Paris.
Duration: 
Admission Ticket Free
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • There are no triple rooms available in the hotel
  • There is a maximum of two people per room. Separate bookings should be made for each room required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Template lunch: Starter : Crunchy camembert and its greenery Main course : Skewer of Cod and Salmon “à la Normande”, crunchy vegetables and seafood Dessert : Sweet trilogy of desserts: homemade chocolate mousse, apple pie, whipped cream-vanilla cream with salted butter caramel Drinks: 1 bottle of cider for 6 people / 1 bottle of water for 6 people / coffee or tea per person
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 2- Days Mont Saint Michel, Loire Castles Guided Tour from Paris.

Traveler Tips


  • "If you don't want to drive yourself, this is a great option." See review

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Lots of Time on the Bus
GregCM
, Jul 2019
On day 1, the bus was an hour late arriving at departure point and then didn't leave for another hour. We had a very nice lunch and 2 hours at Mt St Michel. On day 2, we had 1.5 hours at Amboise and 2 hours at Chenonceau. Hotel was okay.
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The tour was ok we saw all of the...
Agnieszka S
, Nov 2017
The tour was ok we saw all of the highlights but we didn't have enough time at any of the places.
star-4
The company that does this tour is...
Anna N
, Sep 2017
The company that does this tour is super organized. Everything went as planned and we saw and learned a lot of cool things. My only complaint is with the nature of a big tour like this. There is a lot of bus travel and the time at the sites is very limited. We had to rush around after the guided parts to see anything else. The planned meals weren't that great, I would rather not have that included and instead just leave time for folks to eat on their own. The hotel was fine, the breakfast was great. It's really cool that they accommodate so many different languages. If you don't want to drive yourself, this is a great option. It's a bit pricey.
star-5
It was an amazing tour. The...
Lorena C
, Aug 2017
It was an amazing tour. The places are gorgeous and the guides were very nice. Recomended
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To get a lot in within a few days...
Karalee
, Aug 2017
To get a lot in within a few days this was great! The guides were knowledgable, pleasant and made sure everyone e was looked after. I would definetly recommend this trip.
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I loved seeing the Mont Saint-Michel...
Cindy W
, Jul 2017
I loved seeing the Mont Saint-Michel and the Loire Castles. Wish they would have told us ahead of time that due to the time schedule we would not be seeing the Mont Saint Michel at high tide and therefore missing it being surrounded by water. Also, because of the time schedule we felt rushed a lot. They would say there will be plenty of time at the end to take photos, but that never seemed to happen. Also, a lot of times it felt like we were huddled in a corner and told about what we were going to see and then we would rush by what we were seeing. That being said, other than renting a car, I don't see any better logistics for the trip.
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Unfortunately our tour coincided...
g_truscott
, Jun 2017
Unfortunately our tour coincided with a holiday weekend so all the destinations where crowded and rushed. Check for local holidays before booking.
star-5
This tour was excellent! We saw...
marcie.shaw
, May 2017
This tour was excellent! We saw many wonderful chateaus and the hotel for the overnight stay was very nice as was the dinner provided. The guides were very knowledgeable but the headsets could be better. I would recommend this tour to everyone!
star-5
Caroline was an excellent guide and...
flink_william
, Oct 2016
Caroline was an excellent guide and host during our visit to Mount St. Michel. She has a very good grasp of the history of the region. We enjoyed ourselves emensely. Very well worth the time and money spent to make this visit.
star-4
It was a very good tour. Very...
Aditya B
, Sep 2016
It was a very good tour. Very Informative. The fact that we had to change buses twice was a the reason why I wont give it five stars. Overnight stay was in a good hotel. Included meals were good and tasty. We had the option to eat chicken both times. Not sure how many options will be available for Vegetarians.

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