Would you like to experience a special VIP treatment during your VIP Brittany and Mont Saint Michel tour?
VIP Tours will give you full satisfaction taking you on this unforgettable journey of 2 days in Brittany that will introduce you to the most important and beautiful cities of Brittany: Saint Malo, Dinan, Dinard, Montmarin and to the “Marvel of Occident”: Mont Saint Michel.
Your personal, licensed driver-guide who is a specialist of the history of Brittany and Mont Saint Michel will pick you up at your hotel in a luxurious Mercedes minivan or car and will tailor your tour to your specific wishes and needs.
During the VIP Brittany and Mont Saint Michel tour, on the way to Brittany (4 hours of driving), your personal driver-guide will give you an introduction to the history of Brittany. The first destination of the tour will be the Cancale bay, probably the most famous oyster farming area in France. There, you will meet an oyster farmer who will show you the amazing job that a delicious oyster requires before enjoying a tasting. The availability of the oyster farmers depends on the tides, on high margin tides (vives eaux in French) period the oyster farmers are in the sea, on low margin tides (mortes eaux in French) they are in land and the visits are easier to schedule.
Then, you will visit St-Malo that was named after Maclow a monk who came from Wales in the 6th century based on the hermitage settlement tradition and the evangelization of the local population. St-Malo is one of the greatest examples of the fortifications works made between the 12th and the early 18th centuries. The greatest military engineer Maréchal Vauban designed in the 17th century the expansions and reinforcement city walls and the amazing island forts. Walking on the city ramparts you will see and understand that St-Malo was originally an island. You will visit with your private guide the Saint-Vincent Cathedral where some of the most famous people are buried. Thanks to the Cathedral to have a different point of view you will see what St-Malo had to go through during World War 2. To really understand the story and the expansion of St-Malo, your personal driver-guide will take you to Alet area, the original settlement of Maclow where there is still a left over of the Roman city wall.
Now, it is time for a nice lunch in a very nice, typical French restaurant or brasserie (not included in the price) in Saint Malo.
After this culinary break your personal driver-guide will take to you to Dinan, one of the most beautiful medieval cities in Brittany located on a 75 meters (220 feet) high hill over the Rance River and offers a unique overview of the Rance. From here, by Saint-Sauveur Basilica, you will notice that the river is under the influence of the tides. Dina became the Duke of Brittany territory in the late 13th century, that is why huge city walls were built. The wealth, until the French Revolution, was exhibited through Saint-Sauveur Basilica, the private mansions, the Belfry…But thanks to all the stores, inns of the city that you can still see today the main aspects of Dinan are the timber frame houses very well preserved covering the period that goes from the 15th to the 17th century. Dinan is an amazing journey through the middle ages.
On the way to Dinard, you will visit Montmarin and the gardens of la Malouinière. Montmarin is listed as national monument and dating from 1760 and the only Malouinière located in the left bank of the Rance river. A Malouinière was a large secondary residence where the rich ship-owners could stay because St-Malo was too neural inside the walls. In Dinard, you will finish your day by a nice stroll that leads to “Pointe du Moulinet” from where you will have a marvelous view over St Malo.
You will spend the night in Saint Malo (hotel not included in the price) where, if you need, we could book your dinner in a restaurant or brasserie.
On the second day, you will discover the “Marvel of the Occident”: the world renowned Mont Saint Michel, some say that it is to the sea what the pyramid of Keops is to the desert, some describe it as an imaginary manor-house, stupefying as a dream palace, others say that is not dry land and yet not the sea. Surrounded by the sea with one of the highest tidal ranges in the world the Mont St. Michel is simply unique.
On the Mont St. Michel, the tour will begin with a private guided visit of the Abbey founded by Aubert at the beginning of the 8th Century and that became a major cultural and pilgrimage center during the Middle Ages. You will admire the Romanesque Church, the Gothic “Marvel” with the monk’s Cloisters and Refectory, the Knights Room, the Guest Room, the Undercroft, the Refectory, as well as various chapels.
After that, we will book your lunch in a very nice, typical French restaurant or brasserie (lunch not included in the price) before making a stroll through the steep-sided narrow streets of the town and its ramparts.
On the way back, your personal driver-guide will do a stop in the town of Villedieu les Poêles (if time), famous for its numerous craftsmen-shops selling exceptional creations of leather goods, lace, copper and tin goods. Then, he will drive you back to your hotel in Paris.
This tour due to the VIP treatment that we provide will leave you without doubt outstanding memories of these 2 days in Brittany and Mont Saint Michel.
(Entrance tickets included)