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The Chausey Islands in Normandy

Published on October 10, 2015 by Chris Robinson

The Chausey Islands are an archipelago of 365 islets at low tide and 52 at high tide in Normandy. The Grande Ile is located 17km/10m from Granville and is the only inhabited island. Technically it is part of the Channel Islands and has been the object of much rivalry between England and France over the centuries. The island has a hotel, restaurants, a fort, beautiful white sandy beaches, a lighthouse, and a chapel built in 1840. Apart from tourism, fishing is the main activity. From its thriving fishing village, lobster and shrimps are caught and mussels and oysters are farmed. Granite from the islands was quarried and used in the construction of Mont St Michel exported. Chausey can be reached by boat in less than an hour from Granville.

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Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
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