Granville – A fortified Town (98 km from Caen)
Le Roc is the gritty name given to Granville’s dramatic headland. Walk around it not just for fantastic sea views across the Bay of the Mont Saint-Michel (although the holy mount itself remains just out of sight), but also to get an overview of this strategic port’s history. North, below Granville’s headland, spreads the beach resort.
On the slope above, the pink villa where the 20thcentury’s most famous fashion designer, Christian Dior, lived as a child is now a delightful museum with stunning gardens is open to visitors and groups.
Dior’s love of fashion was partly inspired by the Granville Carnival, for which, as a boy, he would make lavish costumes for himself and his friends. The Granville annual extravaganza is still going strong. Christian DIOR whose family participated in the industrial history of the city.