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Avranches Scriptorial Museum


The Scriptorial museum in Avranches is the only museum in France focusing on medieval manuscripts, including a fabulous collection from Mont Saint-Michel Abbey. The museum lies at the very heart of the old town within the castle walls. It is also a modern museum and will guide you through the collection in an original way using interactive tools. Highlights at the Scriptorial include the history of Mont Saint-Michel bay, the founding of Abbey and displays on the production of inks and parchment.

Avranches Scriptorial Museum

+33 2 79 57 00

Practical information

Opening times:

- October, November, December, February and March: Tuesday to Saturday (inclusive), 2 pm till 6 pm

- April, May, June and September: Tuesday to Sunday (inclusive), 10 am till midday and 2 pm till 6 pm

- July and August: Tuesday to Sunday (inclusive) 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm till 7 pm

Ticket office shuts one hour prior to closing

Closed: All of January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December

Ticket prices

Full price: €7.00

Free for children under the age of 10


Place d'Estouteville


30 minutes by car from Mont Saint-Michel, head towards Caen and take the exit signposted “Avranches”

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