A Travel Price Comparison for France Le Mans vs. Mont-Saint-Michel for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Le Mans or Mont-Saint-Michel?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Le Mans and Mont-Saint-Michel can help you decide which place is right for you.

Le Mans

Le Mans is a city in France, on the Sarthe River. Le Mans is found about 80 kilometers north of Tours, and south of Alencon. To many of course, Le Mans is famous only for a 24 hour racing event once a year. If you are not interested in cars and car racing, it is best to avoid visiting Le Mans in the middle of June. However, Le Mans also has a fantastic old town and is well worth the visit. Known as the Cite Plantagenet, this is where in 1129 Geoffrey Plantagenet married Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England and gave birth to Henry II.

Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont Saint-Michel is an island community in Normandy, France. It is located about a half of a mile (or one kilometer) off of the country's northwest coast, at the mouth of the Couesnon River near Avranches. The population of the island, at last count, was just under 50 people. The island has been a strategic fortifications since ancient times and since the 8th century AD has been the seat of the monastery from which it was named. The structural composition of the town exemplifies the feudal society that constructed it: on top, God, the abbey and monastery; below, the great halls; then stores and housing; and at the bottom, outside the walls, houses for fishermen and farmers. One of France's most recognizable landmarks, visited by more than 3 million people each year, Mont Saint-Michel and its bay are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Over 60 buildings within the commune are protected in France as historical monuments.

Which city is cheaper, Mont-Saint-Michel or Le Mans?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Le Mans is €66, while the average daily cost in Mont-Saint-Michel is €125. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Le Mans and Mont-Saint-Michel in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around €60 in Le Mans For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Mont-Saint-Michel's average price for two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room is €112. A typical place to stay for one person, per day is €56.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Le Mans 30
    Mont-Saint-Michel 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Le Mans 60
    Mont-Saint-Michel 112

Food

The average traveler spends about €22 per day in Le Mans for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

The average traveler spends about €35 per day in Mont-Saint-Michel for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Le Mans 22
    Mont-Saint-Michel 35

Local Transportation

To get around in Le Mans, the average visitor spends €24 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

The average price of local transportation around Mont-Saint-Michel is €56 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Le Mans 24
    Mont-Saint-Michel 56

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mont-Saint-Michel

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Mont-Saint-Michel:

  • Private Transfer: Mont Saint-Michel to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG): $1,096
  • Private Transfer from Mont Saint-Michel to Rennes - Up to 7 People: $297

Is it cheaper to fly into Le Mans or Mont-Saint-Michel?

Prices for flights to both Mont-Saint-Michel and Le Mans change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Entertainment

In Le Mans, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average €12 per person, per day.

Mont-Saint-Michel's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €24 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Le Mans 12
    Mont-Saint-Michel 24

Tours and Activities in Mont-Saint-Michel

Here are a few actual costs in Mont-Saint-Michel for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private 3-hour Walking Tour of Mt St. Michel with official tour guide: $249
  • Private Mont Saint-Michel Family Walking Tour: $391
  • Private Walking Tour of Mont-St-Michel and Surroundings: $217

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Le Mans, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is €9.60.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Mont-Saint-Michel may vary from person to person, on average a person spends €6.29 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Le Mans 9.60
    Mont-Saint-Michel 6.29


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Le Mans and Mont-Saint-Michel, we can see that Mont-Saint-Michel is more expensive. And not only is Le Mans much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Le Mans would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Le Mans and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Mont-Saint-Michel would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Mont-Saint-Michel than you might in Le Mans.

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