Thursday 4 June 17h30 – Sunday 7 June 22h30
Caen & Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France
Transportation by 4* luxury coach
Accommodation in a 3* or 4* hotel
This trip will be postponed until 18 – 20 September, probably with a late afternoon departure.
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Mont Saint-Michel is on the bucket list of many Brussels expats. But since it is far away and without good public transportation connections, basically the only way to get there is by car. Therefore Expat Club regularly organises a long weekend trip by comfortable bus to this magical place on the border of Normandy and Brittany. As usual, we only travel to Mont Saint-Michel on particular days, namely when the tides are very high. We arranged for you a special guided tour inside the abbey that will take you to several places that remain hidden from the public.
This weekend is going to be extra long, because we depart already on Thursday evening. This allows us on Friday to dive deeper into the history of the city where we stay, Caen, and that other historic place, Bayeux. On top of that we would like to invite you for Sunday’s D-Day festivities near the Utah beach section and witness the spectacular droppings of hundreds of paratroopers from original WWII planes near Saint-Mère Église.* Read more below…
Pre-reserve your spot now!
We would like to know if you are interested in this trip. If yes, please let us know by making a pre-reservation. This is for free and without obligation. You can do this in 2 ways. If you are a member, log in and click on the RSVP button. If you are not yet a member, you can either first register as a member, the log in and click on the RSVP on this page, or you can send us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number of people you would like to join. Due to a technical problem you cannot enter your name/email in the regular sign up box now. We apologise for this, and are working on it.
Why join this particular trip?
This is our first 4-day trip to Normandy. Since we leave on Thursday evening already, this means we can spend 3 full days exploring great destinations. On Sunday you will be able to join the D-Day festivities*, whereas also this particular Saturday the sea tides are very high. There is a high chance the island actually becomes an island again since the water levels may go up to 13.25m (and 12.85m is minimum for this occurrence).
Info about D-Day trip (same dates):
The Mont Saint-Michel trip will be combined with a dedicated D-Day trip, which focuses 3 days on this historic battle that started the liberation of Europe on 6 June 1944. On Friday we will explore the Sword, Juno and Gold sections, and on Saturday the Omaha section. Participants will join the same bus from / to Brussels and stay in the same hotels in Caen. They spend Friday and Saturday on learning more about D-Day, whereas the Mont Saint-Michel group spends time in Caen/Bayeux on Friday and travels to the island on Saturday. On Sunday everyone has the same program that is more about D-Day.
Trip price and what is included
The regular price for this trip is €599, but there are early-bird and pre-reservation tickets available for early deciders. To qualify for this you must book early and pre-reserve a spot.
- Transportation by 4* luxury coach
- One large suitcase per person
- 3 nights in a 3* or 4* hotel in Caen
- Entrance fees for Caen Castle
- Guided tour Caen Castle
- Transfer Caen-Bayeux
- Entrance fees Bayeux Tapestry
- Guided tour Bayeux
- Transfer to Mont Saint-Michel
- Entrance fees for Mont Saint-Michel
- Guided tour at Mont Saint-Michel
- One day D-Day tour Utah Beach, Sainte-Mère Église & Paratroopers
- A great group of international people
- A lifetime memory
- Single room
- Upgrade to 4* hotel
Coach pick-up points
- Place Schuman, Brussels (bus stop next to KBC bank on roundabout)
- La Chasse (long bus stop right before the intersection on Avenue d’Auderghem)
- Metro Delta (long bus stop on Avenue de Beaulieu, next to metro exit)
- Metro Hermann-Debroux (long bus stop next to Loxam and under elevated highway)
Who can join?
- Members & non-members
- Expats & (international) Belgians
- All ages, including children
- Singles / couples / retirees / friends / colleagues / families
Families & small groups
Families or small groups are more than welcome on this trip to Mont Saint-Michel. Children will get a discount and there are family rooms available in the cheaper hotel (for 3 or 4 persons). However, please contact us before by email or phone, 0495-345144 or email@example.com. This way we can ensure you get the right room and a proper child discount.
– €250 for children 4-11 years old
– €150 for children 12 to 18 years old