Granville Travel Guide

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Granville Things to Do

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    by grayfo Written May 7, 2014

    The Granville Tourist Office is a good source of maps and tourist information. Also available for sale within the office are the usual postcards, guides and books, gift ideas, regional specialities and local arts and crafts.

    April to September
    Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

    October to March
    Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am to 5:30 pm

    email office-tourisme@ville-granville.fr

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    by grayfo Written May 26, 2007

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    In 1855, Granville was the first port of registry of the Compagnie Générale Maritime. Today it’s harbour is home to 77 fishing boats with almost 500 families directly or indirectly relying on the fishing industry.

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    by grayfo Written May 24, 2007

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    The best beaches in this area are those to the south of Granville (St Pair sur mer, Jullouville and Carolles plage). These are all in one long stretch with a long 6 km promenade for a pleasant walk/cycle.

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Granville Hotels

  • Hotel Le Grand Large

    5 rue de la Falaise,B.P 617, B.P 617, Granville, 5

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel L'Arrivee

    110 Avenue Liberation, Granville, 50400, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • IBIS GRANVILLE LE HEREL

    Charming and friendly, slept well, clean, desk staff was most helpful, convenient to everything,...

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  • Hotel des Bains

    19 rue Clemenceau, Granville, 50400, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Etap Hotel Granville

    Route de Villedieu, Granville, 50400, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Restaurant Marmotte De Granville

    57, Avenue des Matignons, Granville, 50400, France

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Terminus

    5 pl. de la Gare, Granville, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Granville Restaurants

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    by aemilys Written Jan 22, 2006

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    Quite nice, in the old town, can't go wrong here.

    Favorite Dish: Comfort food from Normandy, so close to the border of Brittany that you can indeed eat at the creperie

    cidre jambon fromage gratin?e outside
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Granville Off The Beaten Path

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    by vibi68 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    If you believe the popular expression, you could say the Chausey archipelago is a "heaven paved of bad intentions". Anchored 9 miles north-west of Granville and about 15 miles north-east of St-Malo, the Norman archipelago is indeed marvelously wild, authentic and safe from envy since it is a "classified site". However, this mineral Eden has to be deserved: the crossing from the continent remains a small adventure, spiced with an impressive marling and strong currents. Once on the spot, these ingredients mixed with the chaos of islands, grunes, sand banks, mudholes, shallow waters and tortuous channels require nautical competence and wise navigation. Chausey is the largest archipelago of Europe and carries the strongest tides of the Old Continent. Set sail on adventure if you dare the tides, then admire them coming in and out from Granville's ramparts.

    Awareness of tides

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    by vibi68 Updated May 26, 2005

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    One of France most enjoyable tradition is the frequent markets you can visit. French people have a tradition of eating fresh and shopping almost everyday for their food. You will find markets in Granville to be a feast for the fish and sea food lovers, but lots of other produces come in a wide variety. Very friendly experience with the rural inhabitant of the place. They take place on a regular basis on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the Cours Jonville, close to the port, take the Rue de la Libération until Rue Paul Poirier or Saint-Sauveur.

    Granville market's fish section

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  • Granville Hotels

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Granville Favorites

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    by grayfo Written May 3, 2014

    Favorite thing: The town of Granville was founded in 12th century and in its early years was taken several times by the English who fortified it in 1437. In 1441, Louis XI the King of France granted a charter so that the town once again became French. Over the following centuries the town resisted further attacks by the English, the Huguenots and Vendean.

    During the Second World War a German raiding force from the Channel Islands successfully landed and seized coal and other supplies in the Granville Raid in March 1945.

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    by piccolina Written Sep 9, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Located south of Cherbourg and west of Paris, Granville is divided into upper and lower towns. The fortified upper town stands on a promontory overlooking the Baie du Mont-St-Michel. The lower town, is a seaside resort featuring a casino, gardens and promenades. Granville also serves as an embarkation point for travel to the Channel Islands.
    But for some peace and quiet, the lovely garden created by the family of the couturier Christian-Dior, and now open to the public, is a good place to visit.
    Tourist Office: 4, Cours Jonville50400 GranvillePhone: 33 2 33 91 30 03Fax: 33 2 33 91 30 19

    Fondest memory: There is a lighthouse in the Granville Bay.....so i had to stop!

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