Mystical Mont St. Michel
Duration: 5 hours
Tour Code: SOA-001
Begin with a scenic ride through the countryside of Brittany. The unforgettable view of the abbey of St. Michel will rise in the distance in sharp contrast to the coastal tidal plain which surrounds it. The abbey is a magnificent edifice comprised of a pre-Romanesque church begun in the 8th century and a series of Romanesque and Gothic monastery buildings. Rising over 500 feet above sea level, Mont St. Michel rests on sand banks where the daily tides can change as much as 4 to 6 feet. At high tide, this wondrous abbey and church often seem to be floating in the sea. A walk up the steep, narrow cobblestone streets and steps brings you to the abbey where your guide will take you to explore maze-like passages and stairways. After visiting this marvel of medieval construction, enjoy some free time before transferring back to the ship.
Please note: There is difficult and strenuous walking on this tour and is not suitable for those with any walking difficulties or those who tire easily.