the Monaco of the North
Crédit : Office de Tourisme Granville Terre et Mer – Jim Prod


Only 15 minutes from the campsite, you will find the town of Granville. Nicknamed « la Monaco du Nord », the city of Granville is now a seaside resort popular for many tourists. Known for its carnival, a must-see event in the department, the city lives to the rhythm of music and confetti for 5 days every year in February.

In Granville, to discover the city, you have to stroll through in the pedestrian streets, the Plat-Gousset, the fishing port… Do not miss the Haute Ville, the historic district of Granville. It is also the district of artists and art galleries. From this district with its ramparts, you will have unique views of the sea, and in good weather, it is even possible to see some islands. The Pointe du Roc and its bunkers dating from the Second World War is also a place to walk with a view of the sea. It is also from Granville that you can embark to visit the different islands : Chausey, the island district of Granville and the Channel Islands : Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney and Sark.

In addition, the city of Granville is full of treasures to discover and activities to enjoy.
If you are fan of water sports, the territory of Granville is labeled Station Nautique. The nautical center of Granville therefore offers many sports such as sand yachting, sea kayaking, stand up paddle, catamaran ... to introduce you to the discovery of the sensations of sliding or to improve your skills during your holidays in Normandy.

It is raining ? This is the perfect opportunity to visit the Musée Christian Dior. Here, you will discover the history of the Dior family and the creations of Christian Dior. For art lovers, we recommend the Musée Richard Anacréon and the Musée du Vieux Granville. With children, the Roc des Curiosités Aquarium is the perfect place to spend an afternoon exploring the marine environment, shells, insects and butterflies. Finally, do not forget the bowling, the cinema, the Casino ... and for shopping addict, the city of Granville is full of shops of all kinds.

Although dynamic and lively, the city of Granville remains a city where life is good at the seaside. During your walk, do not forget to go to the fishing port of Granville which is the first shellfish port in France: scallops, lobsters, clams, whelks, spider crabs, oysters ... there are all the seafood specialties. Then also explore the marina. Stroll through in the city center of Granville and its covered market to discover local products on Saturday morning and many and shops of all kinds to do your souvenir shopping.

Crédit photo : Office de Tourisme Granville Terre et Mer - Julie Hurricane