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

Should you visit Nice or Mont-Saint-Michel?

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Nice and Mont-Saint-Michel can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Nice

Nice, in the French Riviera, is one of the most popular destinations in France. It's located on the southeast coast along the Mediterranean Sea and is the second largest French city on the Mediterranean. It is an energetic city that attracts all types of vacationers from every age group and demographic. It's the 5th largest city in the country and is the capital of the Alpes Maritimes departement. The metropolitan area has a population of about 1 million.

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 Nice?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Nice is €105, 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 Nice and Mont-Saint-Michel in more detail.



Accommodation

The average price for accommodation for two people in Nice is €94. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.

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
    Nice 47
    Mont-Saint-Michel 56
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Nice 94
    Mont-Saint-Michel 112

Food

The price of a meal in Nice can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is €39 per person, and a typical meal will cost around €16 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.

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
    Nice 39
    Mont-Saint-Michel 35
Typical Food prices in Nice

Some typical examples of dining costs in Nice are as follows:


  • Slushee
    2.50
  • Strawberries
    4.00
  • Loaf of Bread
    3.20

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Nice

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Nice.

  • Mamaz Social Food Lamb Dinner: $38
  • French dinner with a Mediterranean touch in the heart of Nice: $44
  • Mediterranean Cooking Class & Dinner with View of Nice: $49
  • Nice Food Tour: $50
  • Garden-Fresh Dinner with a View of Nice: $54
  • Provencal cuisine cooking class and meal in Nice: $77
  • Mediterranean fish dinner in Nice: $79
  • Nice Small-Group Walking Food Tour with Local Specialties & Wine Tasting: $87
  • Food Tour Specialities Half-day from Nice Small-Group: $95
  • Nice Small Group Half-Day Walking Food Tour with Lunch: $100
  • Small-group French Cooking Experience in Saint-Jeannet: $114
  • Nice Afternoon Walking Food Tour with Dinner: $118

Local Transportation

The average price of local transportation around Nice is €20 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.

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.
    Nice 20
    Mont-Saint-Michel 56

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Nice

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Nice:

  • Airport Transfer: $183
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Cannes in Business Car: $100
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Monaco City: $103
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Monaco City in Luxury Van: $126
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Nice City in Business Car: $84
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Nice Airport NCE to Nice City in Luxury Van: $87
  • Cannes Private Transfer from Nice Airport to central Cannes: $146
  • Departure Private Transfers from Nice City to Nice Airport NCE in Business Car: $90
  • Departure Private Transfers from Nice City to Nice Airport NCE in Luxury Van: $87
  • From Helicopter Transfer & Lunch in Monaco: $495
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport to Nice City - One Way: $53
  • Low Cost Private Transfer From Villanova D'Albenga International Airport to Nice City - One Way: $320

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mont-Saint-Michel

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

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

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

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Entertainment

Nice's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around €9.45 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.

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.
    Nice 9.45
    Mont-Saint-Michel 24

Tours and Activities in Nice

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Nice are as follows:

  • Old Town of Nice Private Tour and Exploration Game: $4.84
  • Allianz Stadium & National Sports Museum Tour: $16
  • The Treasures of Nice Guided Walking Tour: $17
  • Nice Le Grand Tour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus: $19
  • One Hour Nice Highlights Pedicab Tour: $24
  • 1-Hour Sightseeing Cruise to Villefranche Bay: $26
  • French Riviera Mediterranean Coastline Sightseeing Cruise from Nice: $27
  • 1 or 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour: $27
  • Skip the Line: Hard Rock Cafe Nice Including Meal: $27
  • Nice Le Grand Tour Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus: $29
  • Small-Group Nice Walking Tour of the Old Town with Guide: $30
  • New Walking Tour of Old Nice / Castle Hill: $33

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

Alcohol

The average person spends about €13 on alcoholic beverages in Nice per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

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
    Nice 13
    Mont-Saint-Michel 6.29

Sample the Local Flavors in Nice

Also in Nice, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Nice Bar Crawl and Clubbing: $25
  • 1.5-Hour Organic Wine Tasting in Nice: $56
  • Cheese and Wine Tasting in an awesome apartment in the heart of Nice: $62
  • Half-Day Saint Paul de Vence and Wine Tasting Tour from Nice: $78
  • Half-Day Wine Tasting and Saint Paul de Vence Tour from Nice: $81
  • Half-Day Walking, Food & Wine Tour: $87
  • Nice Local Vineyards Small Group Half Day E-Bike Tour with Wine Tasting: $100
  • Full Day Tour of French Riviera Perched Villages and Wine Tasting from St Jeannet: $118
  • Nice Evening Food & Wine Tasting Tour with a Local: $124
  • Grasse, Gourdon, Valbonne and Wine Tasting Full-day from Nice Small-Group Tour: $136
  • Full-Day Wine Tour in Côtes de Provence From Nice: $137
  • Full-Day Wine Tour in Bellet & Saint-Paul de Vence From Nice: $137


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Nice and Mont-Saint-Michel, we can see that Mont-Saint-Michel is more expensive. And not only is Nice much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Nice would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Nice 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 Nice.

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Nice vs. Mont-Saint-Michel Travel Comparison

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