Arriving -- The most efficient way to reach Mont-St-Michel is to drive. From Caen, follow A84 southwest towards Avranches, eventually taking the D43 and following signs to its end at Mont St-Michel. Total driving time from Paris is about 3 1/2 hours.
There are no direct trains between Paris and Mont St-Michel. One option is to take a local TER train from Paris’s Gare St-Lazare to Caen, then another local TER train to Pontorson, where a 2.80€ shuttle bus ferries passengers directly to the new visitor center. Another is to take a TGV (fast train) from Paris Montparnasse to Rennes in Brittany, from where a coach takes you to Mont St-Michel for 15€ each way. For train information, visit www.oui.sncf or call tel. 36-35 (.40€/min.).
Visitor Information -- The Tourist Information Center is Lieu-dit le Bas Pays, Beauvoir (www.bienvenueaumontsaintmichel.com; tel. 02-14-13-20-15).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.