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Let the train take the strain! All aboard for a day trip – it’s the easiest and cheapest way to get to the Mont-Saint-Michel. Or why not stay a little longer so you can venture further afield? A UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, the Mont-Saint-Michel is the crowning jewel in the setting of its magnificent Bay.  


Special offer from June to end September: leave Paris from Montparnasse station on board the train to the Mont-Saint-Michel and get off at Pontorson. On your arrival at the Pontorson train station, a shuttle will drive you to the Mont. A discount will be given for each entrance to the Abbey of the Mont-Saint-Michel (free entrance for EU citizens under 26).

From October to the end of May, a train also runs from Paris to the Mont-Saint-Michel via Villedieu-les-Poêles (a bus runs between Villedieu-les–Poêles to the Mont-Sain-Michel – one way return per day).

From Paris-Monparnasse train station, you can also travel to Rennes (in Brittany) and then take a bus (from Rennes bus station) to the Mont-Saint-Michel. For more information and to download the bus schedule, go to www.keolis-armor.com, page «Going to Mont Saint-Michel».


You have to admit that this particular corner of Normandy is superb, with so many things to see and discover, and the crowning glory is the medieval masterpiece of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. We recommend that you book one of the professional guides at the Abbey to bring the buildings and their history to life, often in a humourous way!


All along the coast are typical little stone villages in the style of the Manche département. If staying in a town life is more to your taste, Granville, the ‘Monaco of the North’ will not disappoint, and in the summer, the festival season comes to town! Visit Christian Dior’s family home which houses a museum in his memory. The garden affords a wonderful view of the sea, the horizon defined by the distant Chausey Islands.  


Train + shuttle special offer available from 19 April to 13 October 2024:

Paris Montparnasse (quai Vaugirard) <> Mont-Saint-Michel Flat rates through 2024 (direct train and shuttle to Pontorson-Mont-Saint-Michel):
Adults €29 each way (2nd class) / 50% discount for children aged 4-11 (free under 4).
Day returns possible.
The journey lasts 3h50.
-Price to be confirmed each year-

Booking information available in the train station, at vending machines, in SNCF-licensed travel agents licensed by the SNCF and at