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Avranches

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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, in the heart of a green setting, Avranches tuto the Mont-Saint-Michel and is home to cultural treasures.

Discover the famous manuscripts of Mont-Saint-Michel and the relic of the bishop saint Aubert.

Stroll along the ramparts and the keep, stroll in the garden of plants: let yourself be surprised by the rich heritage of the City of Manuscripts.

Things to see and do

Discover the museum of the manuscripts of Mont-Saint-Michel - Scriptorial of Avranches: this contemporary space houses the famous medieval manuscripts of the library of the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, and offers many animations. The Scriptorial hosts three temporary exhibitions each year. He has already welcomed Dalí, Chagall, Matisse, but also Victor Hugo.

Visits to the museum are organized throughout the year.

Timetables and prices are available on the site of the museum or on +33 2 33 79 57 00 (reservations on +33 2 33 79 57 01).

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Three temporary exhibitions per year Scriptorial.

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Norman house in the old town (© J.E)
Norman house in the old town (© J.E)
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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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Space manipulation, making parchment
Space manipulation, making parchment
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Old castle of Avranches (© J.E)
Old castle of Avranches (© 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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Saint Michael slaying the demon with three heads, book of hours, coll. MAHA (© J.E)
Saint Michael slaying the demon with three heads, book of hours, coll. MAHA (© J.E)
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Initial B, King David playing the Harp, Bible in 2 vols., Ms 03 (© J.E)
Initial B, King David playing the Harp, Bible in 2 vols., Ms 03 (© J.E)
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Gargouille (© Jean Espirat)
Gargouille (© Jean Espirat)
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Gargoyle (© Jean Espirat)
Gargoyle (© Jean Espirat)
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