Mont St Michel Day Trip

I love France. There is always so much to do and explore. If you have enough time, it is always a good idea to explore places outside of Paris. The Normandy Coast is one France’s finest attractions to visit and crowned as a UNESCO heritage site. It was a quite a long journey from Paris; approximately 4 hours there and back but definitely worth it. Mont St Michel is an 8th century Benedictine abbey perched on an ancient hilltop on a rocky, serene island surrounded by medieval architecture and scenery. It is such a well preserved site that you almost feel transported back in time to the middle ages of cobblestone steps, stone walls and narrow, convoluted winding alleys.

 

 

What I am wearing

Top : Revolve (similar link)

Jeans : Rag and Bone

Shoes : Adidas Superstar

Bag : Gucci Soho Disco

Sunnies: Karen Walker Super Duper

 

After scouring through the web for the best deal and reading reviews on TripAdvisor, we booked a day trip with Paris City Vision. We selected the option of the full day round trip tour which includes a 6.30 am hotel pick-up (from any hotel with the Zipcode starting with 75) and English guide which gives the option of a guided tour with lunch at a lovely restaurant called Relais St Michel. There is nothing worse than being a “hangry” tourist exploring a vast place on an empty stomach. My advice is to stock up on snacks and drinks to have during the journey there as it is going to be a long ride.

 

This is a revolutionary 2500ft  footbridge that connects  the  1300 year old abbey and medieval village  to the French mainland. It is a footpath for pedestrians as well as a road for shuttle buses  for easier access.

 

 

 

Top : Revolve (similar link)| Jeans : Rag and Bone |Shoes : Adidas Superstar|Bag : Gucci Soho Disco|Sunnies : Karen walker super duper

 

We had plenty of free time to explore the grounds by ourselves. We secretly broke away from our guided tour halfway through and did have a lot of fun exploring the place on our own.

 

 

An amazing feature of the abbey.  Apparently the monks used to transport things up and down that steep slope . Nowadays, we have technology called a “lift”

 

 

 

Of course, we  had to make a quick stop to try  some amazing traditional french crepes at La Sirene. Freshly made crepes and excellent service. I wished I had more after finishing my share. This hidden gem is situated on the second floor of a souvenir shop. You have to walk up a set of spiral stairs to get here. Such a great find!

 

 

Delightfully surprised by the sudden change in weather from cloudy skies to picture perfect sunny blue skies. Trust me , it only lasted for  30 mins before it started pouring again but thankfully we were already on the way home!

 

 

I hope that this post serves as a short and sweet guide if you are  planning  a trip to Mont St Michel. We were happy with this tour by Paris City Vision. It was very convenient and well-planned. Let me know what you think and do share your thoughts in the comments down below  if you have visited this wonderful place !

 

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3 Comments

  1. August 28, 2018 / 6:49 am

    This looks so much fun! I love visiting UNESCO world heritage sites like this one. Anyway, chic casual look you have there dear. Love your top!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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