Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel, Avranches

4.3
#2 of 6 in Things to do in Avranches
Specialty Museum Museum
In the center of the town, in a truly contemporary building, Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel exhibits the precious manuscripts of the Mont Saint-Michel abbey, kept in Avranches since the Revolution. You can view these medieval manuscripts in an exhibition room, darkened to protect the historic documents. Labels are in French and English, and an English audio guide is available to help you better understand the background of the manuscripts.

There are several fascinating galleries to discover, including a gallery showing how Avranches developed from Roman times and another with artifacts from the middle ages. Various educational films are played in a loop throughout the museum, showing the development of Mont Saint-Michel, how to make paper, how to bind a book, and more. A visit to Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Avranches tourist route planner to plot your vacation.
map
Create an itinerary including Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel

Plans in Avranches by other users

31 days in France BY A USER FROM ISRAEL August, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 5 days in France & Brussels BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: November, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 29 days in France & Budapest BY A USER FROM HUNGARY May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 30 days in France & Spain BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in France BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 14 days in Western Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA April, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in France BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in France BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in France, Brussels & Bruges BY A USER FROM MALTA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in France & Bilbao BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Normandy BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, water activities, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, water activities ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Avranches

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Avranches

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
133 reviews
  • Good representation of life through history. Loved the short videos on thé old crafts. Exhibits are welllaid out. Expect to spend about two hours  more »
  • We'd been to Le Mont St-Michel and were looking forward to seeing a good selection of its 250 manuscripts. We didn't. You work your way through 2 floors of Mont St-Michel and Avranches history, the pr...  more »
  • If you are interested in ancient history of Averanches and the neighbouring kingdoms, then don't miss a visit to the scriptorial and musee of manuscript. The history of mont st Michelle is also explai...  more »