Scriptorial, the museum of manuscripts in Avranches

Located only 16 kilometers from La Villa les Dunes, the Scriptorial welcomes you for a fun and cultural moment!


Book your stay in Normandy and let yourself be charmed by the discovery of this museum that will surprise you!

We guarantee you a unique experience! A real leap into the past.

From Egyptian papyri to digital books, you will walk through the ages!

At the end of this visit, you will be the real expert on the history of books!

Here is a small overview of what you can discover in this museum:

  • Set out to conquer the secrets of the manuscripts of Mont Saint-Michel and have an unexpected encounter: that of the copyist monks, where you will learn a little more about the making of manuscripts, preciously preserved for centuries.
  • The museum offers a chronological and thematic tour with the ultimate goal of discovering original manuscripts, which are waiting for you like a real treasure!

This museum in a few figures?

  •  2 levels of exhibition,
  • 7 permanent exhibition rooms,
  • 1 temporary exhibition room,
  • 1 projection room,
  • 1 animation room,
  • 1 store...

For more information (website only in French):

Address :

Place d'Estouteville
50300 Avranches

How to reach them ?

Phone : +33(0)2 33 79 57 00


Dates & opening hours:

Open Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 13:00 & from 14:00 to 18:00
Weekly closing on Monday.

Don't hesitate anymore and book your room quickly for a unique moment! 📚
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