Many of Manche’s most popular attractions are close to Avranches, so it is a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Among the most interesting places to see are the fabulous St. Gervais Basilica and the remarkable Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel. Two other recommended attractions nearby Avranches are Alligator Bay and the Le Moulin de Moidrey.
If you are spending a while in and around Avranches, stop by the Fonderie de Cloches in Villedieu-les-Poeles and Granville Lighthouse in Granville. The Notre-Dame du Cap Lihou Church in Granville offers travellers to Manche the opportunity to better understand the role religion has played in the area.
When you’re ready to wind down after a day spent exploring the delights of Avranches, check in to one of the area's many bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. For a good night’s sleep it’s hard to go past the Hotel le Mouton Blanc, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, the Mercure Mont Saint Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, and the popular La Mère Poulard, Le Mont-Saint-Michel.