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Avranches

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Avranches - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche
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Manuscripts town, Avranches invites its visitors to discover its Mont-Saint-Michel manuscripts museum. The Scriptorial d'Avranches is home to a prestigious collection of medieval manuscripts. An exceptional written heritage not to be missed!

Not to be missed: the botanical garden and its viewpoint indicator, which offers a wonderful panoramic view of the Mont-Saint-Michel bay.

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Avranches

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.

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 (© J.E)
Church of Avranches (© J.E)
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Avranches seen from the castle (© J.E)
Avranches seen from the castle (© J.E)
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Old castle of Avranches (© J.E)
Old castle of Avranches (© J.E)
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Norman house in the old town (© J.E)
Norman house in the old town (© J.E)
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Nave of the church (© J.E)
Nave of the church (© J.E)
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Bay of Mont Saint-Michel seen from the botanical garden (© J.E)
Bay of Mont Saint-Michel seen from the botanical garden (© J.E)
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Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
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Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
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Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
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Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
Gargoyle of the church (© J.E)
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Illumination of a parchment of Mont Saint-Michel (© J.E)
Illumination of a parchment of Mont Saint-Michel (© J.E)
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Illumination of a parchment of Mont Saint-Michel (© J.E)
Illumination of a parchment of Mont Saint-Michel (© J.E)
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Gargouille (© Jean Espirat)
Gargouille (© Jean Espirat)
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Gargouille (© Jean Espirat)
Gargouille (© Jean Espirat)
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