Granville tourism and travel guide

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

Granville is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

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.

Tourist classifications for Granville include "recommended detour".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Granville in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coutances at 24 km and Cancale at 25 km.

Granville, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Heritage Site at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

No visit to Normandy would be complete without visiting the iconic Abbey and island...

See Mont-Saint-Michel guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th century...

See Coutances guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Cancale is the perfect place to try the famous Brittany oysters, fresh every day!...

See Cancale guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Mont Dol is a small village with a hill top on which stands a...

See Mont-Dol guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The lovely old town in Dol-de-Bretagne ensure it remains one of the most popular...

See Dol-de-Bretagne guide
Emerald Coast

Emerald Coast

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Emerald Coast in northern Brittany is extremely popular with visitors and contains numerous...

See Emerald Coast guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

We were pleased to discover that Saint-Malo, often considered a ferry port, is also...

See Saint-Malo guide
Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

Dinard Pointe du Moulinet

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe du Moulinet in Dinard is visited for the imposing neo-gothic villas and...

See Dinard Pointe du Moulinet guide
Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

Dinard Pointe de la Malouine

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The Pointe de la Malouine in Dinard is a promontory west of the town...

See Dinard Pointe de la Malouine guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint Suliac is a beautiful village on the estuary of the River Rance in...

See Saint-Suliac guide


at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Dinard, estblished as a fashionable resort in the 19th century, is still one of...

See Dinard guide
Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style architecture...

See Lessay abbey guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

Saint-Lunaire is a small resort, established west of Dinard in the 19th century...

See Saint-Lunaire guide


Seaside resort at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Ille-et-Vilaine department

The resort of Saint-Briac-sur-Mer is an attractive destination with lovely views, several beaches and...

See Saint-Briac-sur-Mer guide

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

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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 near Granville, France

What to do at Granville? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Granville.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

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

Sites of natural beauty

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

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Villedieu-les-Poeles (27km)
  • Ducey (34km)
  • Dol-de-Bretagne (34km)
  • Torigni-sur-Vire (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Champrepus (20km)

Geography and distances

Granville is in the north of France at 48 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Granville is 289 kilometres from Paris).

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

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 kilometres from ): 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: Visiter Granville