Granville Ferry Port
Granville is a bustling seaside town built on a rocky headland on the far eastern point of the Mont-Saint-Michel Bay. Granville is a busy fishing port and is renowned for quality local seafood. Ferries from Granville port can be booked easily through Ferrysavers.
Getting to Granville
From Paris, Carteret is 3 and a half hours away using the motorway A13/E05, also known as Autoroute de Normandie. From Rennes, Carteret is 1 and a half hours away using the motorway A84/E03, as known as Autoroute des Estuaires, followed by the D973.
Granville Train Station is a 3 hour train journey from Paris Montparnasse.
Proud locals like to call Granville the "Monaco of the North" for its seawater therapy center and casino, a rarity in Normandy. Granite houses cluster around the church in the Vieille Ville, and the harbor below is full of working boats. From the ramparts there are fine views of the English Channel; catamarans breeze over to Jersey and the Iles Chausey daily in summer. Drive a few miles down the coast to find sandy beaches and a view of distant Mont-St-Michel. The Grand Pardon des Corporations de la Mer, a pardon (religious festival) devoted to the sea, is celebrated in Granville on the last Sunday of July with a military parade, a regatta, and platefuls of shellfish.
Granville is the birthplace of iconic fashion designer Christian Dior. His villa is open to the public with an attached museum, which is a top place to visit for any tourist. Granville is also home to the biggest carnival in Normandy, which takes place in February.
Manche Iles Express
Gare Maritime, Rue des Isles, 50400 Granville, France