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Granville harbour

Granville is a port town on the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy.

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There are roads from the regional center Cherbourg a few miles north and from the provincial capital Caen, somewhat further away to the east. There is also a road south via Avranches to Rennes and beyond. Scattered parking is available, including along Cours Jonville just east of the city centre.

There are ferries to any of the Channel Islands.

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Map of Granville (Normandy)

Granville is small enough to walk around. The town centre is at the end of the harbour. The old town stretches west along the promontory with the beach to the north.

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  • Old town (on the promontory running west). Towering over the rest of Granville is the beautiful old town. A cluster of old buildings, the small Musee du Vieux Granville at 2 rue Lecarpentier, and great views from both sides. Well worth wandering through the laneways.
  • Plat Gousset beach, Place du Maréchal Foch (north side of the city centre). A small beach set up for swimming, including a pontoon. The casino and several restaurants and hotels overlook the beach.
  • Casino de Granville, Place du Maréchal Foch (overlooking Plat Gousset beach).
  • Musee Christian Dior, Villa Les Rhumbs. Dior's childhood home (with a beautiful garden) turned into a museum.

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Les Iles Chausey are a collection of small islands and rocks that can be reached by ferry from Granville

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