Avranches scriptorial museum


The Scriptorial of Avranches is the only museum in France dedicated to the presentation of medieval manuscripts.

Located just 30 minutes from Mont Saint-Michel, it offers visitors a fabulous collection from the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel.

Let yourself be guided by the original and interactive journey of this contemporary museum, nestled in the heart of the old town’s ramparts.

The Scriptorial notably presents the history of the bay, the founding of the Mont Saint-Michel abbey, and the making of inks and parchments.


Practical Information


  • October, November, December, February, and March: from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday to Saturday inclusive
  • April, May, June, and September: from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday inclusive
  • July and August: from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tuesday to Sunday inclusive
  • Ticket office closes 1 hour before
  • Closed in January, May 1st, November 1st, and December 25th



  • Permanent exhibition + temporary exhibition: €8
  • Temporary exhibition only: €3


(Cezam card; students; holder of an entrance ticket from the MAH, the Mont Saint-Michel abbey, Routard guide, Gîtes de France Haute-Bretagne, Hambye Abbey, Vains Écomuseum, Fougères Castle, Manche Pass): €4

(upon presentation of proof): children under 18 accompanied by an adult for the youngest; RSA and ARE beneficiaries; person with a disability + 1 companion; tour guide; Friends of the Avranches museum; Muséopass; ICOM Card) and for all visitors on the first Sunday of the month (April-September) – except on public holidays


€2 (available in French, English, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian)