Tourism in Granville

The Wonders of Normandy

Discover the treasures that Normandy offers you with its magnificent landscapes, between land and sea!

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Discover Granville Terre & Mer

For more than four centuries, Granville lived to the rhythm of the fishing campaigns to the Banks of Newfoundland and Saint-Miquelon. Resolutely turned towards the sea, it was also a corsair city whose sailors were among the most valiant of their time.

At the end of the 19th century, the sea baths attracted a large number of customers, the city being linked to Paris by the railway since 1870. Numerous Belle Epoque style villas were then built along the coast and mark a new facet of Granville’s personality: a seaside town of character.

The Upper Town

The historic district 

Visit La Haute Ville de Granville, which is the historic district of Granville. It is composed of emblematic buildings such as the Grand’Porte, the Maison du Guet, the old barracks, the Notre-Dame du Cap-Lihou church, the bunkers, the lighthouse and the theater. Like the whole area, this charming district is bathed in a light that is both lively and soothing between its streets, its restaurants and its artists’ stores. All this with a splendid view of the sea! 

 

On Place de l’Isthme, you will find the Richard Anacréon Museum of Modern Art, which offers the public permanent collections (paintings and books in original editions), reflecting the art of the first half of the 20th century, which can be viewed throughout the year. 

Cultural mediation: storytelling walks, parent-child workshops, booklets-games, guided tours.

The Marité

Come aboard the Marité, the last French sailing ship 

You can come and discover the Marité in the port of Granville, and from April 2022, you can go for a day trip on board the Marité. Starting from the port of Granville, for tourist and participative sailings in the bay, the archipelago of the Chausey islands as well as towards Cancale. 

Go as a sailor for a day on board the Marité or privatize it for an exceptional event. The choice is yours… 

To know more 

In 2012, it’s the first trip of the Marité ! 

Christian Dior Museum & Garden

Good to know, the Christian Dior Museum opened its doors in 1997, the house of the fashion designer Christian Dior, the villa “Les Rhumbs” became the only “Museum of France”, devoted entirely to a designer. The villa was acquired by the municipality of Granville in 1934.

20 minutes walk from Previthal, by the customs path, discover the childhood home of Christian Dior.

The villa “Les Rhumbs” is located in a remarkable garden, perched on the cliff overlooking the sea.

Every summer, a temporary exhibition is held, the theme of which is linked to his creations.

Become a perfumer’s apprentice at Dior 

In the heart of the childhood property of the famous couturier Christian Dior, learn the art of flaconnage by being inspired by Christian Dior’s creations. From the old reading room of the villa Les Rhumbs, discover the notes that characterize your own perfume! 

Golf of Granville

A unique links course in France, with an authenticity and a character similar to the age-old courses in Ireland or Scotland (created in 1972 by Harry Colt).

18 holes Par 72 and 9 holes Par 33

A little bit of wonder

In Granville Terre et Mer, nightfall as well as sunrise are opportunities to discover pieces of heritage under a new night or day. 

The sunsets promise you a pure moment of softness…

The Rock of Curiosities Museum and Aquarium

The Roc of Curiosités presents to the public a collection of strange specimens of the animal, vegetable and mineral world. More than 1,000 insects rub shoulders with Marco, the 400 kg sea lion, and an aquarium rich in rare fish, batrachians and marine flora.

A mineral palace showcases fine stones from around the world.

Many activities

Granville offers all year round a wide range of activities: exhibitions, museums, concerts, festivals, sports events, carnival…

Enjoy also outdoor, nautical or terrestrial experiences: sea trips on an old sailing boat, kitesurfing, kayaking, sand yachting, diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, tennis…

Want to fly on the water? 

The wing foil, the new trend in water sports and practicable here!

The ultra-trendy activity of the moment that keeps on making the buzz consists in sliding on a SUP board equipped with a foil while being propelled by an inflatable wing held directly in the hands. 

Want to practice? 

The Centre Régional de Nautisme de Granville offers you this activity! 

“I went for a ride in Granville on board the Granvillaise. I have to tell you about it. At the end of the pier, I jumped into a dinghy, and here I am sailing. 

I passed the pier, we are in the open sea, and it is then, with the swing of the large waves, that I think of examining my crew.” 

Victor Hugo.

For more information:

Granville Terre et mer Tourist Office – https://www.tourisme-granville-terre-mer.com/

Mont Saint Michel Normandie Tourist Office – https://www.ot-montsaintmichel.com/

Granville Aero Club

Want to see the region from above? Come to Granville for your first flight! 

A “Discovery Flight” is an unforgettable flight with an experienced pilot for a magnificent ride in our beautiful region of the Manche. 

According to your desires, you will choose the formula that suits you the most:

  • The point of the rock, the ports, the city of Granville and its surroundings,
  • The Chausey Islands, 
  • The Bay and the Mont-Saint-Michel 

A unique experience to live with your family! 

A lively city all year round

Some dates to remember in your agenda! 

  • February 25 to March 01: 148th Granville Carnival

One of the oldest carnival in France (listed as a UNESCO heritage site).

  • Easter Holidays : The Festi-Récré Festival

Festi-Récré is a family festival for children from 2 to 12 years old in our Destination.

  • In May : The Sound Crossings

Festival of independent electronic music, incubated by Marée Moderne.

  • In June : The King Ride Festival 

Initiations and demonstrations of sliding activities, related to the wind, fun and playful, sports and leisure.

  • In June : The Tendance Live 

Come and vibrate to the care of the biggest free concert of Basse-Normandie! 

  • June 30 to July 3: Festival of the exits of bath 

During 4 days, the street arts take over the city. Free performances of professional theater: circus, dance, mime, storytelling.

  • July 13th : Fireworks of St Pair Sur Mer

One of the most beautiful of the Channel coast.

  • July 23rd to August 31st : 13th edition of the Grandes Marées Festival

Between new talents and headliners, you will be seduced by this new program. From Granville to Tombelaine, a multitude of appointments in various places which will propose unique atmospheres so that each concert is a good experience for all. 

  • Last weekend of July: The Viking and Norman Village

For one weekend, go back in time! Viking and medieval market, conferences, numerous animations and catering at the Abbey of La Lucerne d’Outremer.

  • 1st weekend of August: The Night of the Welders 

Since 2004, the Welders’ Night has been a great opportunity for artists to transform scrap metal into sculptures on the port of Granville. You can buy your work at auction!

  • Beginning of August: The Festival A Fond la Cale 

Synonymous with celebration and good mood, this festival offers a strong time with the race of the O.F.N.I (unidentified floating objects), the carnival on the sea, in Saint-Martin-de-Bréhal. Catering possible on the spot. 

  • August 18 to August 21: Festival of working sails

The original character of this event combines activities at sea, animations in the port and events on land. It gives a complete vision of what were the working sailboats.

  • September : The Game Terre et Mer, a life-size police investigation

Organized by the Tourist Office of Granville Terre et Mer, this life-size investigation will plunge you into the history and secrets of the Abbey of La Lucerne d’Outremer.

  • September 24 and 25: Festival all the sea on a plate

On the occasion of the opening of the scallop fishing season, this festival highlights the production of seafood.

Tastings, culinary workshops, discovery of the fishing industry…

  • All Saints’ Day Holidays: The Mad Farm Festival 

Workshops, training courses, visits, animations proposed by the Tourist Office of Granville Terre et Mer, on the whole territory, around the farm and the soil, for the children from 2 years to 14 years. 

  • Discover all year long the high tides 

From 1st to 4th February: coeff.103 

March 3 to 5: coeff.104

From 17th to 19th April: coeff.105

From 16 to 18 May: coeff.102

August 13 to 14: coeff.103

10 to 13 September: coeff. 105

From 9 to 11 October : coeff. 101.

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