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Granville Office de tourisme
4 Cours Jonville Granville
50406

Tel:+33 (0)2 33 91 30 03
Fax:+33 (0)2 33 91 30 19

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Granville has a long-established tradition of seafaring and piracy and is often compared to Brittany's St-Malo.  The walled town was built by the English in 1439 in an attempt to capture Mont-St-Michel.  From here the Baie du Mont-St-Michel was easily guarded.  If you climb to the top of the ramparts you'll be rewarded with stunning views.  

The lower part of the town is a traditional seaside resort complete with casino, seafronts and gardens.  From the port you'll be able to take a boat trip out to the Iles Chausey where the granite originated for the building of Mont-St-Michel.  The port also acts as a departure point for the Channel Islands.

What to See - Granville Attractions

Cyclotourisme
La bliniere, Brehal 50290
hire a bicycle and explore some of the stunning Basse Normandie countryside
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 90 82 45

Archeoscope
Mont-St-Michel, 51016
multimedia presentation of the myths and legends of Mont-st-Michel
| Admission charge | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 48 09 37

Carnaval
Granville 50405
music, concerts and seafaring exhibitions
| Opening Times: Sun before Mardi-Gras

Mont-St-Michel
Mont-St-Michel, 51016
the awesome abbey church known as 'la Meveille'
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 89 80 00

Jardin des Plantes
Opposite Place Leclerc, Coutances 50200
19th century landscaped gardens complete with maze, fountains & ornamental trees
| Opening Times: Daily

Musee Municipal
Place Jean de Saint-Avit, Avranches 50305
a good insight into life in the Cotentin through the ages
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 58 25 15

Musee Christian Dior
Jardin Public Christian Dior, Granville 50405
visit the home of one of France's famous fashion designer
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep: Tue-Sun | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 61 48 21

Cathedrale de Coutances
Coutances 50200
Victor Hugo's favourite cathedral after Chartres

Musee Hotel de Ville
Place Littre, Avranches 50305
religious manuscripts rescued from Mont-St-Michel housed here
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Jun-Sep | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 89 29 40

Musee de Vieux Granville
2 rue Lecarpentier, Granville 50406
find out about Granville's seafaring trade
| Admission charge | Opening Times: Apr-Sep (Wed-Mon), Oct-Mar (Wed, Sat & Sun pms) | Tel: +33 (0)2 33 50 44 10