Paris to Amsterdam to Mont Saint Michel - How Do I Do This?

My friends and I arrive in Paris August 18th and will be traveling to Amsterdam for an overnight and then we want to go to Mont Saint Michele. I already know the Eurail pass will get us from Paris to Amsterdam, and from Paris to Rennes. The question is, will the Eurail pass get us from Rennes to Mont Saint Michele without an additional ticket? If someone has a better suggestion on how to accomplish this, it would be most appreciated.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) July 24, 2017 17:16
    Hi Shannon,

    I'm sorry, however, there are no overnight trains from Paris to Amsterdam. Trains from Paris to Amsterdam are high-speed Thalys trains that run during the day.

    For a connection from Amsterdam to Rennes/Mont St Michel, you would actually have to take the Thalys back to Paris, where you would connect to a TGV to Rennes.

    On Thalys and TGV trains, reservations are required as a supplement to a rail pass. For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail Two Country Select Pass'). For a trip from Amsterdam to Rennes, you would do one search for trains from Amsterdam to Paris and then another search for trains from Paris to Rennes.

    When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that trains from Amsterdam arrive into the Nord station in Paris, while the trains to Rennes depart from the Montparnasse station in Paris. To commute from Nord to Montparnasse, you would take M4 of the Paris Métro. The ride on the Métro from Nord to Montparnasse would only take about 17 minutes, but you would still want to give yourself at least 1 full hour between your arrival into Nord and your departure from Montparnasse. You would pay to take the Métro locally at the turnstiles before boarding. At Montparnasse, you should also expect a bit of a walk from the Métro area to the area from where the TGV trains depart.

    To get to Mont St Michel, you would take a bus from Rennes. The rail pass does not cover this bus, so you would need a separate ticket. The ticket can be purchased by doing a search from Rennes to Mont St Michel on our homepage.
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