Granville - the Monaco of the North
A walk around the headland in Granville (known as Le Roc) gives you fantastic sea views to the south across the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel, the port and the beaches. A Gothic church, fine stone mansions, museums, an aquarium, and turreted houses can all be explored in the walled high town. To the north is the beach resort with a tidal seawater swimming pool, beach huts, and exquisite villas.
Below the headland lies the shopping area, a highly regarded sailing school, and the marina with an excellent choice of seafood and fish restaurants. Trips to the islands of Chausey as well as the Channel Islands leave from Granville.