Starting from the place du casino, i.e. “down below”, you take the measure of the height of this old rock. To avoid too steep a climb, it’s time to head for rue des Juifs.
La rue des Juifs
This street is the traditional access, once used by carts, to reach the foot of the remparts. You’ll appreciate its artistic atmosphere between art galleries, bookstores, antique shops and other businesses giving a quiet charm to this little climb. Rue des Juifs owes its name to the settlement of Jewish families along what would form the first suburb of Granville. At the time, only the north side of the street was built, as the sea was still pounding the rock on the south side.
But where is Mont-Saint-Michel?
Arrived at the top of Rue des Juifs, you enjoy a first viewpoint looking south. This is your chance to look for Mont Saint-Michel… Which you won’t find! In fact, the famous monument is hidden just behind the Pointe de Carolles. And that’s one of the reasons why Granville exists…