France is split into 22 mainland regions, each
of which in turn is split into administrative departments or counties.
The property we offer is in La Manche, which is the most
westerly of the five departments that make up Normandy. The maps
below are provided to help you pinpoint the location of the property.
This overview map of France shows Normandy with the general area
of the property marked with the orange circles. The map also
shows the four main ports best suited for accessing this area - St Malo,
Cherbourg, Caen and Le Havre. These ports all have regular sailings
from the UK and Ireland, see getting there for
For more general info about France, see here.
Normandy & La Manche
Normandy itself is split into two areas, Upper
and Lower, with the Lower area consisting of the three departments
of La Manche, Calvados and Orne. In Normandy you can visit the
famous tapestry at Bayeux, the pretty harbour at Honfleur, Claude
Monet's now famous garden at Giverny and of course the world famous
Mont Saint Michel with its breathtaking views from the ramparts.
La Manche, which actually means The Channel,
is very much a maritime department with over 300 kms of varied
coastline stretching from the Bay of Mont Saint Michel to the Cotentin
Peninsula. The contrasting seaside with cliffs, pebbly coves and
long stretches of golden sands makes it a very attractive destination
for the holidaymaker.
Inland, magnificent forests, tranquil streams
and apple orchards are the hallmark of this sedate and fruit producing
This map shows the three departments of Lower Normandy with the location of the Carolles apartment marked.
The property is near the beautiful thermal resort city of Granville. Built on a rocky spur, the Upper City
possesses an architectural collection of many remarkable buildings including
old picturesque homes and mansions from the 16th and 17th centuries
and the Church of Notre Dame dating from the 15th to the 17th century.
The "Pointe du Roc" has an outstanding coastal
view, including the Bay of Mont Saint Michel and the Chausey Islands.
Also at Granville you can visit the house and garden of Christian
Dior, the Aquarium at Pointe du Roc and the popular casino.
Granville is also the main watersports centre in the area and the departure point for the ferries to Jersey and
the Chausey Islands.
Getting to the area
Things to do in the area
Places to visit in the area