Enjoy your camping holiday to visit Avranches. During a stroll in the heart of the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, you will discover the rich historical heritage of this ancient episcopal and ducal city of Normandy: its dungeon and its ramparts, the Scriptorial Museum, the plant garden... Prime, magnificent views of Mont Saint-Michel and its bay!
Small walk in the historical center of Avranches
To soak up the often tumultuous history of Avranches, nothing better than to stroll through the heart of the old town. You can't miss the imposing dungeon of Avranches built in the eleventh century, rare witness to the Anglo-Norman castral architecture. The Grand-Doyenné (12th, 15th and 18th centuries), classified as a historical monument, the Saint-Gervais Basilica, the former episcopal palace (14th and 15th centuries) or the Saint-André Cathedral of Avranches . More exotic, you will love a stroll in the Jardin des Plantes, created in 1799, which offers an incredible view on Mont Saint-Michel!
Will you know how to pierce through the secrets of the Mont Saint-Michel manuscripts ?
The Scriptorial d'Avranches is a fabulous museum where more than 200 medieval volumes are preserved, including the precious manuscripts of Mont-Saint-Michel and translations of works by great philosophers during Antiquity ... Through an original museography and a unique atmosphere you are immediately immersed in an enigmatic and exciting universe of the history of the book, from the first papyri of Egypt to the current digital books!
The campsite's favorites:
The half-timbered house, a rare example of half-timbered construction in the country of Avranchin (late 15th, early 16th century)
The Art and History Museum of Avranches and its admirable archaeological collections
The small villages around where the sheep are kings: Marcey-les-Grèves, Saint-Senier-sous-Avranches, Val-Saint-Père or Saint-Martin-des-Champs ...