Avranches


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Avranches

(ävräNsh`), town (1993 est. pop. 9,520), Manche dept., NW France, in Normandy, on the English Channel. Because of its proximity to the rocky island of Mont-Saint-MichelMont-Saint-Michel
, rocky isle (1993 est. pop. 72) in the Gulf of Saint-Malo, an arm of the English Channel, Manche dept., NW France, 1 mi (1.6 km) off the coast, near Avranches.
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, Avranches has a large tourist trade. A Roman town, it became an intellectual center in the early Middle Ages; Lanfranc taught there. It was devastated in the Hundred Years War, the Wars of Religion, and World War II.
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Henry of Avranches, Saints' Lives Volume I (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, 30), ed.
Among them is the Normandy Adventure Holiday, based at a chateau close to the coast near Avranches.
Froome had been ahead of Martin at both of the intermediate check points during the 33 kilometre run from Avranches, but fell off the pace in the final 11km.
The incident came during the 33km individual time trial to Mont-Saint-Michel, with the roads from Avranches lined with fans.
CYCLING: Tour de France, stage 11, individual time trial from Avranches to Mont-Saint-Michel - British Eurosport 12.
The castle was built on the site of a Roman fort and a Norman motte and bailey,built by Hugh of Avranches around 1090 and captured by the Welsh in 1115.
Built in 705AD by the Bishop of Avranches, the mount is beautifully fragile-looking despite its incredibly long existence.
Known as the Avranches Psalter, the 344-page work was acquired privately by the Getty and will join its growing medieval manuscripts collection, one of the Brentwood museum's most important.
Principal battles and campaigns: Poland (1939); France (1940); BARBAROSSA (1941); Avranches (1944).
Major organization : CENTRE HOSPITALIER AVRANCHES GRANVILLE.
Henry has been with Iomega since 1997 and previously served as managing director, Europe, and as general manager of Nomai in Avranches, France.