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Avranches Office de tourisme
2, rue du General de Gaulle Avranches
50305

Tel:+33 (0)2 33 58 00 22
Fax:+33 (0)2 33 68 13 29

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Avranches is a great base for visiting Mont-St-Michel and their fates have, over the years, been inextricably linked.  It was the bishop of Avranches who first started work on the abbey.  However, due to a lack of progress, St Michael is said to have prodded a hole in the bishop's skull in order to spur him into action.  Bishop Aubert's skull can still be seen today in Eglise St-Gervais in Avranches. 

The Mont's presence is never far away and for the best views of France's most visited attraction head to the Jardin des Plantes.  From here you'll also be able to see out to the Baie du Mont Saint Michel which has been nominated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The bay provides numerous opportunities for walking, riding and cycling.  Fishermen will also be spoiled with two first-class salmon rivers La See and la Selune.

What to See - Avranches Attractions

Canoe-Kayak
Base de Loisirs Parisy, Rue de la Liberte, Avranches 50305
discover the delights of the Baie Mont-St-Michel
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 68 19 15

Cyclotourisme
La bliniere, Brehal 50290
hire a bicycle and explore some of the stunning Basse Normandie countryside
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 90 82 45

Archeoscope
Mont-St-Michel, 51016
multimedia presentation of the myths and legends of Mont-st-Michel
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 48 09 37

Carnaval
Granville 50405
music, concerts and seafaring exhibitions
| Opening Times: Sun before Mardi-Gras

Mont-St-Michel
Mont-St-Michel, 51016
the awesome abbey church known as 'la Meveille'
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 89 80 00

Musee Municipal
Place Jean de Saint-Avit, Avranches 50305
a good insight into life in the Cotentin through the ages
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 58 25 15

Musee Christian Dior
Jardin Public Christian Dior, Granville 50405
visit the home of one of France's famous fashion designer
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 61 48 21

Musee Hotel de Ville
Place Littre, Avranches 50305
religious manuscripts rescued from Mont-St-Michel housed here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 89 29 40

Musee de Vieux Granville
2 rue Lecarpentier, Granville 50406
find out about Granville's seafaring trade
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep (Wed-Mon), Oct-Mar (Wed, Sat & Sun pms) | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 50 44 10