Illustration écogestesA stroll through Le Havre de la Vanlée
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Hummingbird gestures

Hummingbird gestures

The legend of the hummingbird: “One day, in the Amazon forest, a storm triggered a gigantic fire. The terrified animals watched helplessly. All of them… except for the little hummingbird, who got busy, fetching a few drops of water from the river with his beak to throw on the fire. “I’m doing my part, I’m doing my part!” the hummingbird repeated to the other incredulous animals”. An Amerindian legend.

The simple gestures of the little hummingbird passing through or resident in Granville Terre et Mer:

To be shared without moderation for a successful vacation!

#1: LES MOBILITÉS DOUCES, ÇA ME RESSOURCE

Granville and Folligny are served by the train. The cars network NOMAD provides journeys across the Channel and the urban bus network NEVA is based in 4 communes of Granville Terre et Mer served all year round: Donville-les-Bains, Granville, Yquelon and Saint-Pair-sur-Mer. The destination offers 700km of hiking trails (on foot, bike, mountain bike and horseback).

#2: MY MEAL WITH THE HABITANTS, NOT THE GULLS

The herring gull likes to come into town to collect food. It is protected from predators. Some residents may be bothered by this opportunistic bird, which is nevertheless free to travel wherever it pleases. Adopting this gesture means contributing to a better cohabitation.

#3: LOCAL APÉRO IS THE IDEAL

The bulot from the Bay of Granville has a Protected Geographical Indication, and is the star product of the aperitif. Along with the whelk, smoked salmon, prawns, sheep’s and goat’s cheeses, andouille sausages, oysters, beer and cider make up the ideal apéro platter.

#4: IN ZERO-WASTE MODE, WHEN I PICNIC IN FREEDOM

In Granville Terre et Mer, 3 colors to remember: yellow for sorting / grey for household waste / green for glass. For a zero-waste picnic, reusable containers and cutlery. For hydration, it’s gourd friendly. The act of sorting is the starting point for a new life: recycling.

#5: THE CHRONO TO PRESERVE WATER

A shower in 4min chrono, cap or not cap? Drinking water is becoming scarce in France and in Granville Terre et Mer in summer. By being vigilant, you can help save it, and preserve it in the shower, toilet, sink or household. Find out more from the SMPGA (Syndicat de Mutualisation de l’eau Potable du Granvillais et de l’Avranchin) by clicking here.

#6: FISHING ON FOOT, THE LIGHT BASKET

At Granville Terre et Mer, the foreshore is home to many shellfish: cockles, clams, oysters, mussels, shrimp and more. The practice of pêche à pied requires you to equip yourself with suitable equipment, look after the well-being of living creatures and keep an eye on authorized sizes and quotas. On the sandy side, we can observe reefs in the shape of beehives or sponges, made by small worm builders that arouse our interest: the hermelles.

#7: BRONZAGE, IN THE BOCAGE

The destination is cradled between coastline and bocage. It’s not just the seaside and fine sand that’s worth lingering over! On the herbus of the Havre de la Vanlée, in the fields of the hinterland, along the paths criss-crossing the villages, from the bocage to the pré-salé, discover the green lung of Granville Terre et Mer.

#9: OUT OF SEASON, TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE HORIZON

Tranquillity, rejuvenation, economy… the advantages of a stay in Granville Terre et Mer outside school vacation periods and bridging holidays are numerous. It’s also an opportunity for locals to take the time to show off the destination’s nuggets.

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