#FAQFrequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions by our visitors!

Places to visit and natural sites

  • How do you get to the islands?

    For Chausey: The vedettes Jolie France will take care of transporting you to this wild and precious archipelago in complete serenity for a day out of time.

    For the Channel Islands: The compagnie Manche Iles Express provides crossings to Jersey and the other Channel Islands. Crossings resume in April 2024. Don’t forget your passport, it’s been compulsory since the Brexit. Good news, though: Jersey has decided to extend the scheme allowing French nationals to travel there for the day from France using their valid ID card. Implemented on April 22, 2023 and initially scheduled for a test period ending on September 30, 2023, this scheme is now operational until September 30, 2024.

  • What is the link between Christian Dior and the region?

    The famous couturier Christian Dior was born in Granville in 1905 and grew up in the villa “Les Rhumbs”, which is now the Musée Christian Dior. He was greatly inspired by this period of his childhood. The villa is surrounded by the Jardin Christian Dior showcasing, in particular, the roses that this botanical enthusiast was particularly fond of.

  • Where is the Cabane Vauban?

    The Cabane Vauban de Carolles – the famous stone cottage perched opposite the Mont Saint-Michel – is located on the pointe de Carolles. For GPS owners, here’s the address to reach the nearest parking lot, so you’ll only have to walk 500 meters to enjoy this majestic viewpoint: Chemin de la Cabane Vauban, 50530 Champeaux. There are also two other Vauban cabins nearby: the one on the falaises de Champeaux and the one at Saint-Jean-le-Thomas. A fourth Vauban hut, built on the heights of Jullouville, has just been renovated.

  • Where is the Submersible Route?

    This unusual road, covered by water every high tide (from a coefficient of 93), is located at Les Salines in Bricqueville-sur-Mer. It lies at the heart of the Havre de la Vanlée, a superb walking area for nature lovers blending beaches, dunes and salt marshes where sheep and salt meadow lambs gambol.

Leisure and activities

  • Where can I find hiking trails?

    Our hiking page features a large number of loops that can be downloaded and printed free of charge.

    Topoguides, offering walking and cycling routes, are on sale in our BITs. They allow you to walk our paths while getting some heritage information and tips for children.

  • What kind of shellfish can you catch in Destination Granville Terre et Mer, and what are the regulations in force?

    Destination Granville Terre et Mer is undoubtedly a prime location for recreational foot fishing, punctuated by Europe’s biggest tides. You can fish for many species:

    The shellfish: whelks, cockles, razor clams, mussels and clams can be caught all year round. Depending on the season, you can also catch scallops, oysters and clams.

    The crustaceans: shrimps, crabs, lobsters and crabs can be caught all year round. Depending on the season, it’s also possible to fish for spiders and bouquets.

    Find more information and regulations on our discover fishing on foot page.

  • What to do when it rains

    Here are a few ideas for things to do when it rains:

    Entertainment: Cinéma Le Select in Granville, media libraries (Granville, Donville-les-Bains, Bréhal, Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, La Haye-Pesnel…), Bowling “Boules et Billes”, Thalasso et Spa Marin Prévithal, Rejouets, etc.

    Discover: Le Roc des Curiosités museum-aquarium, Richard Anacréon Museum of Modern Art, Christian Dior Museum, Abbaye de la Lucerne, Faïencerie du Mont-Saint-Michel, located in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, various art galleries, notably at Rue des Juifs, in Granville, Château de Chanteloup, etc.

    Taste: L’écume des Falaises in Jullouville or la Fée d’Orge in Bréhal, the various terroir stores to be found in the area (un Poil Gourmand, les Délices de Camille, …)

    Be active: Royal Kids, Centre Aquatique l’Hippocampe, some equestrian centers have indoor parks.

  • Places and beaches accessible with my dog?

    One of the only beaches accessible all year round (even in summer) with your dog is the beach below the Champeaux cliffs.

  • Where are the nightclubs?

    One bar-discotheque lets you extend the evening into the wee hours in Granville and the surrounding area:

    The Purple Lounge, bar-discotheque located in the grounds of the Casino de Granville.

  • Where to catch a cool bar gig?


    • La Rafale
    • L’Usine à Bières
    • Chez Maggie (in season)
    • Le Django
    • Vin’tage Bar
    • Le Grand café



    • L’écume des Falaises, a few evenings in summer
    • Chez Armand (evening with dj/mix)
    • L’Hôtel des Pins
    • Bar “Le Pavillon bleu” in summer
    • Bar “Le Bambou” in summer


    Other places in the area:

    • La Lune Rousse, in Folligny, (ask for program)
    • At the Coudeville-sur-Mer summer market, Wednesdays at 6pm
    • Friday evening concerts in Saint-Martin-de-Bréhal at 9:30pm
    • “L’Apéro-concert” at the Kiosque in the center of Donville-les-Bains on Saturdays at 6:30pm
    • “Le Brok Café” in Cérences, Sundays at 5pm


    Find the full program on our online agenda.

    See also our page dedicated to good places to have a drink in Destination Granville Terre et Mer.

Festivals and events

  • What can we do this week?

    Our website not only shows you the sites to discover or explore, but also offers you the most complete possible agenda for the 32 communes of Destination Granville Terre et Mer, according to your criteria. Exhibitions, concerts, hikes… there’s something for everyone!

Markets and local specialities


Services - Practical information - Accessibility

  • Where can I find free parking near the Tourist Office?

    Free parking lots located near the Tourist Information Offices of Office de Tourisme Granville Terre et Mer:

    • Office de Tourisme de Granville : Parking place Godal (blue zone part), Parking du Port.
    • Bureau d’Information Touristique de Bréhal : Place du Maréchal Leclerc (blue zone), near the church.
    • Donville-les-Bains Tourist Information Office: Parking opposite the town hall, route de Coutances.
    • Jullouville Tourist Information Office: Place de la Gare on either side of the Tourist Information Office.
    • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer Tourist Information Office: opposite the Tourist Information Office, place du Général De Gaulle (blue zone).
  • How can I discover the region without a car?

    The transports Nomad offer regular departures to Mont-Saint-Michel, Avranches, Coutances and Saint-Lô. Line no. 8 runs all along the coast from Granville to Avranches, passing through Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, Jullouville, Carolles and Champeaux.

    The SNCF, from Granville station, provides day trips to Villedieu-les-Poêles, Bayeux, Caen or Rennes.

    The transports Néva, 100% free of charge, serve the interior of the commune of Granville for easy access to all neighborhoods and to discover both the Upper Town and the shopping area on the outskirts. New Néva lines have recently been opened to serve several communes in the Granville Terre et Mer territory.

  • What are the collection days for household waste and where are the drop-off points located in the destination?

    The management, collection and treatment of household waste are the responsibility of the Communauté de Communes Granville Terre et Mer.

    To find out the household waste collection days for the 32 communes, download the collection day calendars.

    Many voluntary drop-off points are scattered throughout the territory, to find out which one is closest to your vacation home, download the “Guide du tri” app on your smartphone or visit the Trier c’est donner

    Don’t hesitate to download the Guide du tri des déchets Granville Terre et Mer, where Trigolo, the crab who has a thing for sorting, will be very good advice!

    For more information (waste service, household waste, selective sorting, waste collection centers, how to reduce waste), visit the Waste Service of Granville Terre et Mer


  • Where can I connect to Wi-Fi?

    Each of our Tourist Information Offices has Wi-Fi access. You can also connect in some of the region’s media libraries or in most restaurants.

  • What's the weather forecast for the next few days in Granville Terre et Mer?

    Don’t hesitate to check our weather page to schedule your activities according to the weather.

  • Where are the picnic areas?

    Destination Granville Terre et Mer offers many wonderful places to take a stroll and enjoy a pique-nique with family or friends. Here’s our selection:

    In the countryside

    • La Haye-Pesnel: Aire du bois Marie Pinot, with games for children.
    • Forêt de la Lucerne d’Outremer: Among the trees.

    At the seaside

    • Donville les Bains: Cliffs, breathtaking sea views with picnic tables.
    • Carolles-Champeaux cliffs: Vauban hut path with splendid views of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay.
    • Granville, La Pointe du Roc: Rocky point overlooking the harbors.
    • Digues de Saint-Pair-Sur-Mer et Jullouville: Quiet, facing the sea.
    • Le Havre de la Vanlée, à Bricqueville-Sur-Mer: the “end of the world” amid the famous salt meadow mounts.
    • At Coudeville Plage and Saint-Martin de Bréhal.
    • Jullouville: 2 picnic areas, avenue des Sapins + avenue des Frégates (near the children’s playground).

    And for an eco-responsible picnic, try picnicking in zero-waste mode.

  • As a person with reduced mobility, I'm looking for a list of sites that are accessible to me. Can you help me?

    Many activities are possible:


    • At the beach: some aid stations are equipped with a launching chair: Granville, Jullouville, Saint Martin de Bréhal, Kairon, and Carolles.
    • Piscine l’Hippocampe de Granville.

    Navigate / Practice sailing

    With the Centre régional de Nautisme de Granville on an equipped sailboat. You can also sail on Le Marité, the last French Terre-Neuvier.


    Richard Anacréon Granville Museum, Abbaye de la Lucerne, Faïencerie de la Baie, the Carolles asinery, Horse-drawn carriage rides in Champeaux, enjoy a game of bowling in Granville, mini-golf in St-Aubin-des-Préaux, or Saint-Pair-sur-Mer.

    Getting pampered

    The Prévithal thalassotherapy center.

    Attend a horse race

    At the Granville or Saint-Martin-de-Bréhal racecourses.


    The Domaine de la Carperie.


    Casinos in Granville and Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, Le Select cinema in Granville, shows and concerts at l’Archipel in Granville, and in Bréhal, La-Haye-Pesnel and Saint-Pair-sur-Mer.

    You can also consult the guide touristique to find all the proposals.

    The Manche Tourisme d’Attitude Manche website offers a wealth of accessibility information to help you best prepare your stay in our destination.

  • Do you have documentation for new residents?

    In addition to all the information you’ll find on our site (diary, weather, tides…), you can visit some of the websites of the 32 communes of Destination Granville Terre et Mer.