What to do in Avranches?

Discover the treasures of Avranches during your trip to the heart of La Manche

The Scriptorial

22 minutes by car from your hotel

Open the doors of the Mont-Saint-Michel manuscript museum. History is preserved on Egyptian papyrus as well as on classic and digital books.

To give your visit a romantic feel, the museum was opened within the medieval fortifications of Avranches.

In total, ten rooms are waiting for you to discover texts and unpublished works on the richness of our heritage.

❤️ We like:
  • the architecture of the place ;
  • the interactive visit ;
  • the temporary exhibitions.

The Jardin des Plantes

A 22-minute drive from your hotel

In addition to its spectacular view over the bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, this garden of plants inspired important 19th century writers such as Maupassant and Hugo.

With the Great Site of Mont-Saint-Michel operation, the park has been redeveloped to become a real plant garden.

12 different areas now host a variety of flowers.

❤️ We like:
  • the signs to get to know the flowers;
  • the sweet scents that waft in spring;
  • having picnics with the mountain in the background.

Notre-Dame-des-Champs Church

23 minutes by car from your hotel

Embark on a tour of this ship with two towers. This neo-gothic church will leave you speechless. Admire the beauty of the interior with its many statues of saints.

Temporary exhibitions are also held here from time to time. Serenity and contemplation are the order of the day!

❤️ We like:
  • the proximity to the Jardin des Plantes;
  • the immensity of the monument;
  • the magnificent spire that sits atop the church.

Municipal Museum of Art and History

23 minutes by car from your hotel

Welcome to one of the oldest museums in western France. Located in the old town of Avranches, it houses over 180 years of history.

You will find archaeological collections, paintings by local artists, traditional costumes and a perfect reconstruction of a Norman interior with furniture from the region.

One floor recounts the daily life of the inhabitants of Avranches during the Second World War.

❤️ We like:
  • the architecture of the place: the former bishop's palace ;
  • diving into the former life of the Avranchais ;
  • the paintings on display.
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