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Granville is a port town on the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy.
- [formerly dead link] Municipal Tourism Office, 4, Cours Jonville, ☏ +33 2 33 91 30 03. The tourism office adjoins the city hall in the centre of town. Its website has information about Granville and the local area.
There are roads from the regional center Cherbourg a few miles north and from the provincial capital Caen, somewhat further away to the east. There is also a road south via Avranches to Rennes and beyond. Scattered parking is available, including along Cours Jonville just east of the city centre.
There are ferries to any of the Channel Islands.
- 1 Gare de Granville. Connections from Paris Montparnasse
Granville is small enough to walk around. The town centre is at the end of the harbour. The old town stretches west along the promontory with the beach to the north.
- Old town (on the promontory running west). Towering over the rest of Granville is the beautiful old town. A cluster of old buildings, the small Musee du Vieux Granville at 2 rue Lecarpentier, and great views from both sides. Well worth wandering through the laneways.
- 1 Église Notre-Dame-du-Cap-Lihou. The ancient church of Notre-Dame du Cap Lihou (1441–1796) an imposing granite building of the Romanesque / early Gothic style dominates the heights.
- Plat Gousset beach, Place du Maréchal Foch (north side of the city centre). A small beach set up for swimming, including a pontoon. The casino and several restaurants and hotels overlook the beach.
- 2 Casino de Granville, Place du Maréchal Foch (overlooking Plat Gousset beach).
- 3 Musee Christian Dior, Villa Les Rhumbs. Dior's childhood home (with a beautiful garden) turned into a museum.
- 4 Musée d'art moderne Richard-Anacréon. museum
- 5 Phare du cap Lihou. lighthouse
- 6 Le Roc des Curiosités. public aquarium and museum
- 7 Les Iles Chausey. are a collection of small islands and rocks that can be reached by ferry from Granville