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

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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.
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  • August 12, 2017
    A nice Museum combining modernity by its infrastructure and history of the manuscripts of mont saint Michel. Count minimum one hour to make the visit without audio guide. You will discover through the different rooms the history of mont saint Michel, the history of manuscripts of mont saint Michel and the restoration of manuscripts. The highlight of the visit with the treasure room, diving in the dark, you discover so true manuscripts of mont saint Michel treasured under heavy guard. This is a visit that is not necessarily suitable for all the family, history buffs will truly enjoy this time!
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  • August 5, 2017
    Visit constructive and the tour was very interesting. However, the admission price is a bit excessive (€7)
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  • July 26, 2017
    Great experience for the senses this museum that immerses us in the middle ages! Beautiful design with gigantic illuminations on the modern walls... Nice collection.
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