Granville and its coast
In the Mont Saint-Michel bay, Granville “the corsair city” has been converted into a seaside resort. In Granville, also called the “Monaco of the North”, it reigns like a holiday all year long! The pedestrian streets, the upper town, the fishing port, the gusset, the Dior house, the covered market, not forgetting its treasure … Chausey.
Stroll around Granville, dare to swim in the sea and enjoy a snack in one of the charming tea rooms!
From 1450, the Granville boats and the surrounding area fish for cod in Newfoundland. Over the centuries, Granville becomes an important port morutier, like its neighbor Brittany Saint-Malo.
Homeport of Maritia
The Maritie is the last wooden earthenware. Ultimate witness of the great fishing on the banks of Newfoundland, the Marité found in Granville its home port. After serving as a coaster, pleasure boat and even traveling television set for the Thalassa show, the old wooden rig has had several years of restoration. The project started in Cherbourg, continued in Saint-Vaast and ended in Granville in June 2012.
France’s leading shellfish port
With scallops, scallops, prairies, cuttlefishes, almonds and gray bream, Granville is the first shellfish port of France. Stop by this small corsair city and indulge in some gourmet delights around a seafood platter.
A detour to the old town is a must! In the shelter of the ramparts, you will discover mansions, the museum of modern art Richard Anacréon and the museum of the Old Granville. From the historic heart of Granville, a nice walk will take you to the Roc, where you can visit the aquarium The Rock of Harmonies and the Semaphore.
Granville Beach Resort
From the end of the 19th century, Granville was converted into a seaside resort, very popular in Normandy. It is good to stay there and be lulled by the atmosphere found only in the ports but with this note of elegance conveyed by city dwellers on holiday. Today, Granville continues to show the sweetness of life that attracts many holidaymakers.
Under Louis XIV, Granville, a dynamic port teeming with sailors, provided a certain number of privateers for the royal service and 15 admirals including Pléville Le Pelley, “the corsair on the wooden leg. “
The island district of Granville, the pride of the granvillais … the archipelago Chausey ! An island with paradisiacal landscapes less than an hour from Granville. Landing there is a moment of grace … Discover Chausey, its white sand beaches … And spend a moment out of time.
Ability to purchase tickets at the Camping reception of regular crossings from Granville.
Christian Dior’s house
Become a museum, the childhood home of Christian Dior hosts every year exhibitions dedicated to the couturier. Discover also its garden, an enchanting place where flowers and scents arouse your senses!
Events all year round
– The Granville Carnival
– The Bath Outings Festival , July
– Outdoor Cinema , July
– night welders , August
– Jazz in the Bay , August
– Sails of work , end of August
– All the sea on a platter September
Not to mention the Great tides all year !!!
Source: Website www.manchetourisme.com