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Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

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Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

We fly into Paris in April and are meeting friends at Mont Ste Michel. What's the best way to get there? Also, when we leave there where is the closest place to rent a car? We will be traveling to Deauville from there.

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1. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

What do you mean by "best"? Fastest, easiest, least expensive, or what?

If I were making this journey, I would take a train from Paris to Rennes or Fougeres and pick up a car there. But my needs may be different from yours.

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2. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

When I went to MSM, I took the train to Rennes and rented a car there and drove. (Well, technically my sister did the driving and I navigated.)

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3. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

Thanks! Can you drive all the way onto the island? If not, is there somewhere safe to park the car overnight? We're staying the night on MSM and driving on to Deauville the next day.

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4. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

You cannot drive onto the island. There are massive open-air car parks on the mainland nearby.

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5. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

Did you have to transfer from CDG to Montparnasse to catch the train to Rennes or is there a train direct from CDG?

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6. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

There are a few trains direct from CDG to Rennes, or you could change at Marne-la-Vallée or Massy, which would be easier than travelling from CDG to Montparnasse. See www.trainline.eu

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7. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

We will be arriving into CDG on a Sunday at 11:15. I can't find any train going to Rennes from CDG. Are there fewer trains on a Sunday? It's showing a train going out of Chessy which is 20 miles out of Paris 🙁

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8. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

Did you catch a train direct from CDG? I'm not finding any.

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9. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

You may be looking too far ahead. Train times are usually published 3 months in advance. Use next Sunday's times for planning.

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10. Re: Best way to travel from Paris to Mont St Michel.

We spent time in Paris first, so didn't leave from the airport.

For Sunday 27 November, I see direct trains from CDG at 12:50 (Ouigo), 14:49, and 18:47. There are other times but they have a change. I searched on Voyages-SNCF using the French version.

Edited: 23 November 2016, 18:40
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