Granville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Granville in Manche

Visit Granville: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: Granville is best known for its long sandy beach, and the 19th century villas that follow the seafront

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Granville. For detailed visitor information see the Granville travel guide

Granville is situated in the Manche, Normandy region, in the north of France at 48 km from Saint-Lo, the department capital. (General information: Granville is 289 km from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Granville include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 24 km and Cancale at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Granville, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Granville in Normandy. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Manche

Map of places to visit near Granville

Markets in and near Granville

Market days in Granville: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday all day;

  • Granville: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer: market Thursday (3km)
  • Jullouville: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Brehal: market Tuesday & Sunday (9km)
  • Carolles: market Thursday (10km)
  • La Haye-Pesnel: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Gavray: market Saturday (19km)
  • Agon-Coutainville: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Avranches: market Saturday (24km)
  • Coutances: market Thursday & Saturday (26km)

More information about Granville, Normandy

Tourist attractions to visit near Granville, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Granville and wondering what to do next!

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Argences (22km) [Map]
  • Parc du château de Bonnefontaine (43km) [Map]
  • Jardin du château de La Ballue (44km) [Map]
  • Jardins de Montmarin (44km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Chausey (14km) [Map]
  • Île des Landes (23km) [Map]
  • Pointe du Grouin (23km) [Map]
  • Île des Rimains (24km) [Map]
  • Couesnon (25km) [Map]
  • Embouchure - Couesnon (25km) [Map]
  • Île du Guesclin (27km) [Map]
  • Côte de Cancale à Paramé (28km) [Map]
  • Île Besnard (31km) [Map]
  • Havre de Rothéneuf (31km) [Map]
  • Pointe de la Varde (34km) [Map]
  • Réserve naturelle régionale du Marais de Sougeal (37km) [Map]
  • Embouchure - Rance (39km) [Map]
  • Cézembre (39km) [Map]
  • Rance (fleuve) (39km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Saint-Sever (40km) [Map]
  • Îlots Notre-Dame et Chevret (41km) [Map]
  • Estuaire de la Rance (41km) [Map]
  • Roches de Ham (45km) [Map]
  • Baie de Lancieux, baie de l'Arguenon, archipel de Saint-Malo et Dinard (48km) [Map]
  • Îlot de la Colombière (51km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (20km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Granville

Canton: Granville

Arrondissement: Avranches

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50400

Distance to Granville

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 289 km

from Calais: 341 km

from Nice: 888 km

from Bordeaux: 452 km

from Strasbourg: 686 km

Getting here

Granville is in the north of France. Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Granville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Granville): Anctoville-sur-Boscq, Breville-sur-Mer, Coudeville-sur-Mer, Donville-les-Bains, Longueville, Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, Saint-Planchers and Yquelon.

This page in French: Visitez Granville