Stroll on the coastal path in Granville

A very nice walk along the sea to discover the city of Granville in Normandy.

Granville is a city located in Normandy near the Mont-Saint-Michel. Although it is still geographically in Normandy, the architecture of the city shows the influence of nearby Brittany. Granville is an important city whose activity is not entirely focused on tourism like Deauville or Cabourg. It is important to take the time to discover this welcoming city. You can start your visit by taking the coastal path that goes around the city. The walk is not very difficult although the path is a bit steep if you want to get a little closer to the sea. Granville is a good starting point for a visit to the Chausey Islands and the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey).

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Duration: 3 h.

The city

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The city
The Marité is an old cod boat, it was built in 1923 and participated in five fishing campaigns in Newfoundland. It then went through a long decline before being very nicely restored. You can visit her (you have to ask on the website for the days of visit), you can also register for excursions to the Channel Islands or to the Chausey Islands.

The steps

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The steps
The upper city can be reached by this series of stairs.

La Manche

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La Manche
Very nice view on the English Channel and on the bay of Granville.

La pointe du Roc

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La pointe du Roc
The coastal path allows you to go along the sea and to discover the Pointe du Roc with its lighthouse.

The coast

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The coast
After passing the Pointe du Roc, you have a magnificent panorama on the other side of the city. A staircase allows to go down on the beach. It is not a beach where you can swim.

The beach of Plat Gousset

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The beach of Plat Gousset
The route then brings us back to the city center. We can see the beach of Granville. In the distance we can distinguish a pool of sea water, it is not accessible anymore at high tide because it is completely submerged.

View on Granville

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View on Granville
Very nice view on Granville. In the distance we can admire the Saint-Paul church. It is closed to the public since 2003 because its state is very degraded. Several projects of rehabilitation are under study.

Le Casino de Granville

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Le Casino de Granville
The Casino was built in 1911 and is listed as a historical monument.

The beach at low tide

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The beach at low tide

The beach at high tide

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The beach at high tide
At high tide the beach disappears completely, don't forget your towel! The tides in Granville are among the highest in Europe.

View of the upper town

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View of the upper town
You can go up to the heights by a staircase to have a nice view of the upper town.
Departure point (Google Maps)

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