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. Scriptorial d'Avranches, musee des manuscrits du Mont Saint-Michel is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , international travel planner Edition.
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  • Due to Covid 19 the ancient manuscripts were not on display, but this was reflected in a much reduced entrance price. There was still a lot to see and lots of information to read and understand. 
    Due to Covid 19 the ancient manuscripts were not on display, but this was reflected in a much reduced entrance price. There was still a lot to see and lots of information to read and understand.  more »
  • A bit off the beaten path, but well-worth a visit after you have toured the Mont Saint Michel. They will even give you a discounted ticket if you show them your Mont Saint Michel ticket. The museum....  more
    A bit off the beaten path, but well-worth a visit after you have toured the Mont Saint Michel. They will even give you a discounted ticket if you show them your Mont Saint Michel ticket. The museum....  more »

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