Private Mont St Michel
As this is a private tour, your guide will discuss with you what the more important sites are you want to see that day, and fine tune the tour to your preferences. A popular itinerary to this region includes the following.
Departing from the cruise pier in Le Havre, you will drive for approximately 2 hours 30 minutes west to one of France's most recognizable landmarks, Mont Saint-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The 247 acre mount rises out of the sea to its highest point 300 feet above the sea. There have been strategic fortifications on the island since ancient times. In the eighth century AD a monastery was established from which the mount gets its name. The layout of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it. At the top (abbey and monastery) is God. On the next level the homes of the noblemen, then stores and housing for the village people. Outside the walls is where you found the small homes of the fishermen and farmers.
The tides vary greatly, with a difference of 46 feet between high and low water marks, which once made approaching the island dangerous. Recently, a new bridge was constructed from the mainland.
Upon arrival, you will have approximately 3 hours to climb to the abbey, explore the winding pedestrian streets that interweave around the mount and to take time to grab a quick lunch on your own. As some guests may not walk all the way up to the Abbey, admission is not included in the price of this tour. Guests wishing to visit during would be responsible for their own admission which is approximately 7 Euro per person.
From here it is approximately two hours 30 minutes drive back to Le Havre.