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The centre of Avranches

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Avranches



Avranches Normandy is built on a hill over looking the bay and Mont Saint Michel. We had drove past the town earlier in the week on our way to Alligator Bay and marked it down for a visit. We picked the only dull day during our 14 days in Normandy.

The Castle at Avranches

Avranches castle manche Normandy

It is quite a steep road to the centre of the town.There is a large car park on your left plus toilets and a tourist office. The car park was full so we headed for the castle and parked there it is only a short walk to the centre. The first castle was built here in the year 950 the present castle walls offer a great view of the town and the bay.

During the Second World War the town was a key defensive position for the German army. General Patton 4th armoured division captured the town which lead to the fall of the rest of Normandy. The town centre is compact and easy to walk round. There is a nice selection of shops and restaurants. A local Map of the town. If you like your history try the museum Scriptorial d'Avranches it is about half a mile from the centre at Place d Estouteville.

Avranches town centre

There is a market every Saturday in the Place Du Marche and the surrounding streets

Avranches town centre Manche Normandy

A cafe and gift shop in the town


Avranches cafe Manche Normandy

The church of Notre Dame Des Champs a neogothic building with gargoyles and figures

Avranches shurch Manche  Normandy

This Hotel is in a good position near the Casino and town centre in Granville

Hotel Mercure Granville Le Grand Large


 Hotel Mercure Granville Le Grand Large

The hotel is situated close to the city centre and next to the casino. The hotel Le Grand Large and its staff are pleased to welcome you.

The freedom of living at your own pace, in the hotel or the residence. Studios, doubles and apartments all equipped with a kitchenette, available for rent by the week and, for the majority of rooms, views of the Channel Islands.

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The sign outside the Botanical gardens you can park near the sign

Avranches garden sign Manche  Normandy

The gardens are free to visit and are open all year till dusk.

Avranches botanical gardens Manche  Normandy

Google street map if you follow the map round you will see the castle

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