While not as well known as Disneyland Paris, the second most visited sight in France is the grand Mont Saint-Michel. This magnificent abbey is located on a rocky island half a mile offshore, and use to be cut off at high tides. People have died crossing at the wrong time!
Located over 200 miles away from Paris (4 hours drive) you can expect limited transportation options. At first I was consider taking the train & bus, but the time schedules would be too tight. Fortunately I ended up finding a tour bus service at http://www.cityrama.com/visit-french-provinces/visit-mont-saint-michel-on-your-own/4A317.html for the same cost. The schedule worked out as a one full day trip:
- 7~11am: Paris to Mont Saint-Michel
- 11-5pm: wander around!
- 5~9pm: Mont Saint-Michel to Paris