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Scriptorial museum in Avranches, manuscripts from Mont Saint Michel

Visit the manuscript museum at Mont Saint Michel in Avranches and learn about the monk copyists from the Middle Ages.  The Scriptorial displays remarkable manuscripts from the Middle Ages and explains their origin.


Sheltered from the ramparts in the town of Avranches, the Scriptorial exhibits a splendid collection of manuscripts from the old Mont Saint Michel abbey. 

Learn of the history of the Wonder of the West through interactive games, films and unique documents.  Also discover how the parchments were made, the preparation of the ink and different pigments.

Thematic conferences and workshops are also organised throughout the year.


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