Scriptorial d'Avranches


The Avranches Scriptorial with its fantastic collection from Mont St Michel Abbey is the only museum in France entirely devoted to the presentation of medieval manuscripts. A fascinating, eye-opening visit which will show you the history of these documents & their link with the town of Avranches.

Places to visit nearby

Avranches in Normandy is an historical city that was once a royal city under Louis IX, and saw an important battle during WW2, overlooking the beautiful bay of Mont St Michel.

Mont St Michel in Normandy is one of France's most popular tourist attractions attracting over 3 million visitors every year.

Villedieu-les-Poêles in Normandy is known as the 'city of copper', because of it's talented copper artisans, and is a beautifully preserved medieval town.

Nearby attractions

Not for the fainthearted, but great fun if you're the daring kind! Take a microlight trip over Mont St Michel for a fantastic view of this famous island abbey, one of France's top tourist attractions. Or take a short'discovery...

In the Bay of Mont St Michel, this museum has an exhibition about 'man, nature & landscapes' - the flora, fauna & local activities from centuries ago, which include pêche à pied (a clever way of fishing on foot, which...

The History Museum on Mont St Michel contains lots of artefacts to understand the Mont's long and vibrant history.