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Avranches

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Avranches - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche
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Nestled on a hill, nestled in a green, Avranches familiar terms Mont-Saint-Michel and houses cultural treasures.

Discover the famous manuscripts of Mont Saint-Michel and the relic of the Bishop St. Aubert.

Stroll along the ramparts and the tower, stroll the garden plants: Be surprised by the rich heritage of the City of manuscripts.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAvranches
Postcode50300
Tourism label
Latitude48.6868430 (N 48° 41’ 13”)
Longitude-1.3616600 (W 1° 21’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 7m to 108m
Surface area4.50 km²
Population8553 inhabitants
Density1900 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (68 km, 47 min)
Insee code50025
IntercommunalityCC d'Avranches-Mont St Michel
DepartmentManche
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Senier-sous-Avranches1.7 km (4 min)
Ponts2.3 km (5 min)
Saint-Jean-de-la-Haize3.4 km (7 min)
Marcey-les-Grèves3.5 km (7 min)
Saint-Martin-des-Champs3.7 km (9 min)
Le Val-Saint-Père4.8 km (8 min)
Saint-Brice5.8 km (9 min)
Vains5.9 km (8 min)
Saint-Loup6.1 km (11 min)
Saint-Quentin-sur-le-Homme6.3 km (11 min)
Chavoy6.4 km (10 min)
Pontaubault7.1 km (12 min)
La Godefroy7.4 km (13 min)
Lolif7.5 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

Discover the museum of manuscripts of Mont Saint-Michel - Scriptorial Avranches: This contemporary space is home to the famous medieval manuscripts in the library of the abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, and offers many activities (workshops, calligraphy, drawing, engraving, illuminated manuscripts, lectures, breakfast at the museum ...). The Scriptorial annually hosts three exhibitions. He has hosted Dali, Chagall, Matisse, but Napoleon, Victor Hugo and George Sand ...

Tours of the museum are organized throughout the year.

Rates and schedules are available at the museum or +33 2 33 79 57 00 (reservations: +33 2 33 79 57 01).

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Three temporary exhibitions per year Scriptorial.

Photos

Church of Avranches ( © JE)
Church of Avranches ( © JE)
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Avranches seen from the castle ( © JE)
Avranches seen from the castle ( © JE)
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Old Castle Avranches ( © JE)
Old Castle Avranches ( © JE)
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Norman house in the old town ( © JE)
Norman house in the old town ( © JE)
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Nave of the church ( © JE)
Nave of the church ( © JE)
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Bay Mont Saint -Michel for the botanical garden ( © JE)
Bay Mont Saint -Michel for the botanical garden ( © JE)
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Gargoyle church ( © JE)
Gargoyle church ( © JE)
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Gargoyle church ( © JE)
Gargoyle church ( © JE)
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Gargoyle church ( © JE)
Gargoyle church ( © JE)
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Gargoyle church ( © JE)
Gargoyle church ( © JE)
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Illumination with parchment Mont Saint- Michel ( © JE)
Illumination with parchment Mont Saint- Michel ( © JE)
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Illumination with parchment Mont Saint- Michel ( © JE)
Illumination with parchment Mont Saint- Michel ( © JE)
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay on Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 30 mins
Sports sensations120 € Le Val-Saint-Père (4.2 km)
Cross the Bay of Mont Saint Michel
Nature and the great outdoors680 € Genêts (8.5 km)
Mont Saint-Michel Bay outing
Nature and the great outdoors11 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (12.4 km)
Guided Tour of the Village and Abbey of Mont Saint-Michel
Culture and education18 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (12.4 km)
Guided Tour of Mont Saint-Michel and its Bay
Nature and the great outdoors28 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (12.4 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (12.3 km)
Around Lande Pourrie
Car itineraryEasy4h00Saint-Cyr-du-Bailleul (43 km)
Beach Bridge to the beach in Le Havre Lupin
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Malo (49 km)
Pays Domfrontais
Car itineraryEasy5h00Soucé (57 km)

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