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Marion May 2nd, 2000 06:09 AM

France Tourisme & Mont St Michel
Fodor's "France 2000" has a one-line comment that France Tourisme runs 3-day tours in Normandy (assume from Paris) which include Mont St Michel. However, there is no further info on this organization & my web searches come up with nothing. <BR> <BR>Does anyone have any information on France Tourisme or any other group that gives more than the 1 day trip to Mont St Michel? <BR>Thanks. <BR>

Ross May 2nd, 2000 06:32 AM

Hi Marion! <BR> <BR>I did a one day trip to Mont St-Michel from St-Malo. It was a round-trip bus ride with commentary in French, with stops in Cancale and Mont St-Michel. St-Malo is terrific! Mont St-Michel is a marvel, though a major disappointment because of ALL of the tourists. That's what ruined it for me. There are postcard stands and fast-food restaurants everywhere once you enter the gates.BEAUTIFUL, though disappointing at the same time.

Carol May 2nd, 2000 06:38 AM

Ross--what was the name of the bus tour company please?

Ross May 2nd, 2000 08:08 AM

Hi Carol! <BR> <BR>Unfortunately, I don't recall the name of the bus company. When in St-Malo, go to the tourism office located right next to the marina in front of the city walls. You can get all of the information that you'll need right there. St-Malo's GREAT!!!!!!!!

Margo May 3rd, 2000 01:39 PM

Here is detailed information on the tourist office sin both St Malo & Mont St Michel. I suggest you contact them to ask for what tour information they may have available. <BR>MSM <BR>Tourist Information Center <BR>Web site: E-mail: [email protected] <BR>Corps Garde Bourgeois, blvd. l’Avancée, 51116. Tel: 0233601430. Fax: 0233600675. Hrs.: Mon.-Sat. 9am-12pm & 2-5:45pm. Open Sun. & later hrs. in summer. Located on the left up the stairs, behind the Porte l’Avancée (first gate) as you enter the city. Ask for tide & bus schedules. <BR> <BR>ST MALO <BR>Tourist Information Center <BR>Web site: <BR> <BR>E-mail: <BR>[email protected] <BR>Esplanade St. Vincent, Port Yachts, 35400. Tel: 0299566448. Fax: 0299566700. Hrs.: Mon.-Sat. 9am-12noon & 2-6pm. Later hrs. & Sun. in-season. Located just outside the walls. <BR> <BR>

Christina May 3rd, 2000 04:06 PM

I don't know what that line meant in Fodors, but I believe Cityrama ( has 2-4 day tours of that area which include Mont St-Michel + various options (chateaux or WWII sites, etc). They seem a bit pricey to me but may be worth it to you for the convenience; as far as money goes, some people don't realize that the RT train/bus fare alone to that area is worth about $125, I think, so they aren't quite as bad as they appear at first. (It's not obvious, go to their section on tours in "France Provinces"). I found a couple mentions of France Tourisme, conflicting info unfortunately. I think that is simply a reference to the official France Tourism organization. They are listed in the France Telecome phone book as beiung at 1, rue Seguier, Paris 75006 phone 53-10-35-35, FAX 53-10-35-36. <BR>Additionally, they are cited in Paris Pages WEBsite as being on 9, rue du Mont-Thabor 75001, with phone/FAX numbers, so who knows. YOu can see that reference by going to then select Tourist Info, then Tourist Companies, then Travel Agencies. I saw a reference on another webpage that cited the rue due Mont-Thabor address as being the dept. of the France Tourism org. for business travel professionals; it may be a main office, not for tourist info but if you don't mind shooting off a couple FAXes, they might respond.

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