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Avranches is a town on the coast in the south-west corner of Normandy, at the base of the Cotentin Peninsula. Mont Saint-Michel is quite nearby.

Monument at Patton Square

The town was liberated by American troops during the Normandy campaign after the D-Day invasion of World War II; there is a monument.


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By car[edit]

On the A84 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Caen, 80 km (50 mi) north of Rennes.

There is some free parking places near the tourist office but it can be difficult to find a space, more spaces available near the Le Jardin des Plantes.

Get around[edit]


Botanical garden
  • 1 Le Scriptorial, Place d'Estouteville, +33 2 33 79 57 00. museum containing manuscripts from Mont-Saint-Michel (Q3226982) on Wikidata
  • 2 Le Jardin des Plantes, Place Carnot. Small botanical garden with a great view towards Mont Saint-Michel







Go next[edit]

Routes through Avranches
RennesFougères  SW  NE  Saint-LôCherbourg / Caen

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