Environment

Localization of Granville
A glance at the map is enough to see that Granville is at the center of a superb region.

Located south of the Cotentin, this austere and grandiose Normandy, Granville is a perfect starting point to discover a real bocage, endless beaches and stunning preserved landscapes.

In the east of Cotentin, it will be interesting to go back to a past not so far by visiting the Normandy landing beaches, especially Omaha beach, the American cemetery at Colleville, Arromanches…

Then, it will be very exotic to visit the Channel Islands: Chausey, Jersey, Guernsey, Serq, Alderney.

And then, of course, the Mont-Saint-Michel, a stunning monument.
Even converted into a star of the global tourism, it is nevertheless a great symbol of Christian spirituality.
You must not hesitate to cross the Couesnon nearby to enter Brittany.
The coastal route from Mont-Saint-Michel to Saint-Malo, after a stop at Cancale, is very beautiful.
What to do in Saint-Malo ?  a drink in front of “La Tour Solidor” at Saint-Servan , strolling along the Rance and then go to Dinan and eat a cake under the walls of the medieval city.
In the late afternoon, you will never be more than one hour from the Villa Leontine.

My favorite walks

By foot from La Villa Léontine
– Le Plat-Gousset: historically, the traditional promenade in Granville.
At the end of the Plat-Gousset, use the stairs up to the villa “Les Rhumbs” and visit the museum and Christian Dior’s House. Splendid view.

– La Haute-Ville (The old city) and “Le tour du Roc”
Walking through the streets of this authentic corsair city.
Visit Richard Anacreon and the Museum of Old Granville Museum.
Make absolutely “Tour du Roc” or walking around the peninsula along the ramparts and then taking the path of the customs.

A little further
Take the car or boat !

-“La Cabane Vauban” on the “Chemin des Douaniers” between Carolles and Saint-Jean le Thomas.
-“Le bout du monde” (Havre de la Vanlée): Go up to Bréhal and follow the signs.
-“Dunes de Dragé”, after Saint-Jean le Thomas.
– Chausey Islands
The Chausey Archipelago comprises one main island and over fifty little islets.

One hour by boat from Granville.
Here is the company  to go to Chausey all year:
Jolie France
Tel. 02 33 50 31 81
Fax 02 33 50 39 90
http://www.vedettejoliefrance.com

A wide choice of activities

In addition to the walks and excursions, there are of course the beach,swimming, fishing on foot when the tide coefficient is appropriate.
However, the region offers many activities.

• Sport activities

– CRNG (Centre Régional de Nautisme de Granville)
Sailing school and equipment rental
http://www.crng.fr

– Sailing cruises to Channel Islands with Cap Anglo
http://www.capanglo.com/

– Golf
Granville has a beautiful golf in the dunes along the sea.
http://www.golfdegranville.com/
If you want to start or improve your golf, do not hesitate to contact Daniel Lefèvre:
http://www.daniel-lefevre.com/

– Equitation
Club Hippique de Granville
Impasse des Dunes
Bréville-sur-Mer
0233502216

• Cultural activities
– Scriptorial in Avranches
The Scriptorial presents the precious manuscripts from the abbey of Mont Saint-Michel.
A very exciting journey through the history of these documents.
Scriptorial

– Founded in the 12th century, the Lucerne abbey, a so beautiful and peaceful place.
Lucerne Abbey

– In Granville:
Musée d’art moderne Richard Anacréon

Musée du Vieux Granville

Musée Christian Dior

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