It is a seaside resort with a relaxed lifestyle all year round, renowned for its typical Norman seaside architecture. The town is built on the hills and beside the sea, so there are wonderful sea views from the old part of the town.
The town also has a magnificent fishing harbour where you can stroll around, an indoor market for daily shopping and pedestrianized streets to wander around at leisure.
What to see and do in Granville
Granville offers many activities specific to seaside resorts like swimming in the sea or a kayaking trip to the Chausey Islands.
The town is also very well-known for its carnival which takes place on the 5 days before Mardi Gras (Shrove Tuesday). It is famous throughout France for the quality of its amusements and carnival floats.
Granville is also home to the Musée Christian Dior. The only museum in the country devoted to a couturier is in the fashion designer’s childhood home. This important heritage attraction, dedicated to fashion, its history and development over time explains how the world of fashion operates. In addition it has superb gardens and a rose garden facing the sea where you can have a relaxing walk. .