The Musée des Manuscrits du Mont Saint Michel in Avranches displays precious manuscripts from the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel , as well as a collection of rare books from the municipal library (open from Easter to the end of September).
Discover the ancestral skills of the copyist monks.
Visit also the Scriptorial, which exhibits collections of objects discovered during archaeological digs, sacred texts and numerous secular works. Discover everything the history of writing has to offer: Egyptian papyrus, clay tablets and digital books.
You can also visit temporary exhibitions and take part in calligraphy and illumination workshops focusing on Christian calligraphic art.
Between Mont Saint-Michel and Granville, coming from Normandy and La Manche, Avranches is an essential cultural stop-off point for discovering the secrets of the Mont Saint-Michel manuscripts. A stay in the village center of Mont Saint-Michel is the ideal place to complete your Christian cultural discovery of the history of Mont Saint-Michel.
From Mouton Blanc to Hotel La Mère Poulard as well as the Relais Saint-Michel and Terrasses Poulard, there's a choice of accommodation to suit every budget.
When it comes to catering, you'll be spoilt for choice.
Don't miss the famous wood-fired omelette from Auberge de La Mère Poulard . A veritable institution, it's been home to heads of state and world-famous stars. In spring, take advantage of the terrace, with its spectacular view over the Bay of Mont Saint Michel , to sample the salt-meadow lamb, a famous speciality of the bay's polders. Other restaurants such as Le Mouton Blanc and La Confiance offer traditional gourmet cuisine.
Finally, before you leave Mont Saint-Michel , don't forget to stop off at the Mère Poulard store to buy the famous Mère Poulard cookies and other seafood specialities.