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Bayeux & Mnt St Michelle - Rental Car needed

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Bayeux & Mnt St Michelle - Rental Car needed

Hi - I will be visiting Bayeux/MSM this April and am trying to decide if a car rental is necessary.

We will be taking the train from Paris to Bayeux to spend the night and then plan on going to MSM the next day to spend the night there.

Can we get transportation easily from Bayeux and MSM back? Or would a car be better?

Thanks in advance for the help!

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1. Re: Bayeux & Mnt St Michelle - Rental Car needed

There are trains from Bayeux to Pontorson, the closest station to Mont-St-Michel, but they are not frequent and the timetable is erratic with trains running on odd days of the week that do not run on others. Check www.tgv-europe.com selecting Great Britain as your "home" country to avoid being redirected to RailEurope who are probably completely ignorant as to the existence of any trains that would work.

You can travel the ~10 km from Pontorson to Mt-St-M by bus.

if your trip is Paris to Bayeux to Mt-St-M to Paris a car would be the easiest way to make the entire trip and with the addition of a day or two would allow you to see a few of the many very worthwhile places you will otherwise miss along the way.

Edited: 26 February 2011, 05:14
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2. Re: Bayeux & Mnt St Michelle - Rental Car needed

Ther's the Churchill shuttle to mSM and back which costs 55€

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3. Re: Bayeux & Mnt St Michelle - Rental Car needed

I would prefer the flexibility of a car. You could, for instance, stop at Giverny on the way to Bayeux and maybe at Chartres on the way back.

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4. Re: Bayeux & Mnt St Michelle - Rental Car needed

Has anyone done this trip in Winter? Over the Christmas/New Year Holidays?

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