This island, located only 600 metres from the mainland, has held strategic fortifications since ancient times, and during the 8th century AD it was the seat of a monastery, from which it takes its name.
Le Mont Saint Michel, in Normandy, France is an almost magical island adorned with the spectacular walls of the old monastery. Set atop a stand-alone hill, Le Mont acts as the gatekeeper of where Normandy and Brittany meet. A staggering sight, the otherworldly location is said to have been commissioned by the Archangel Michael himself.
Surrounded by land as far as the eye can see, by day Mont Saint Michel becomes an island at high tide, when, as if by magic, the water rises to completely surround the medieval monastery that counts among France’s most awe-inspiring sights.
The island is among the itinerary highlights for the coming year on a Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations 15-day escorted journey through some of the most beautiful countryside in the world, paired with some of the world’s best cuisine.
The French Elegance tour, takes guests on a luxurious experience through the beautiful country beginning at Versailles, through to Deauville, Loire Valley and finally Paris.
Find the meaning of expressionism among the water gardens that inspired Monet at Giverny and sample freshly shucked oysters from the bays of Cancale, all from the elevated level of comfort and convenience of Luxury Gold.
Offering truly immersive and authentic Exclusive VIP Experiences on more than 30 itineraries – from Europe and North America to India, Bhutan, Nepal and South America – Luxury Gold is the ultimate way to travel.
Guests stay at the finest hotels, eat in the best restaurants and enjoy exclusive VIP experiences taking them behind-the-scenes of some of the world’s most iconic attractions.
They also journey in style, travelling on Wi-Fi equipped luxury motor coaches with limousine legroom, with personal service from Insight Vacations Travelling Concierges, the true local experts in each of their destinations.
Insight Vacations has always been a leader in premium and luxury escorted journeys. And now the travel company takes things up a notch with their new Luxury Gold collection for Europe 2016-17.
For more information, visit the Insight Vacations website.