Avranches, Manche, Normandy, France

🇫🇷 Avranches is a commune in the Manche department in the Normandy region in north-western France. It is a subprefecture of the department. Avranches is situated at the southern end of the Cotentin Peninsula on the E40 road connecting Saint-Lô with Brittany and on the rail line between Lison (linking to Caen) and Dol (linking to Rennes). The town was founded on high ground overlooking the dunes and coastal marshes along the bay forming the corner between the peninsulas of the Cotentin and Brittany. From Avranches, it is possible to see the Mont Saint-Michel, which was founded by Saint Aubert, Bishop of Avranches in the 8th century.

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Avranches has a population of over 10,246 people.

Twin Towns – Sister Cities Avranches is twinned with: 🇫🇷 Saint-Gaudens, France; 🇩🇪 Korbach, Germany; 🇯🇪 Saint Helier, Jersey; 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Crediton, England, UK.

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