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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“What can one say? Many ways to get there. Bus. Horse drawn carriage. By foot. Also guided walking tours across the bay to the Mont (prepare to get wet in the process). A unique experience. ”
  • 254 locals recommend
Museum
“Sous-marin, aquariums, exposition Titanic, profondeur des océans, voici 3 heures à une journée complète à vous émerveiller. It's a great sea museum with a submarin, Titanic exhibition, aquariums...”
  • 45 locals recommend
Archipelago
“You can get to this lovely island from Granville and also have a meal onboard during the one hour crossing. vedettesjoliefrance.com”
  • 60 locals recommend
Beach
“No D-day trip would be complete without a visit to the haunting Omaha Beach. Best earlier and later in the day when the coach parties have gone and you get to appreciate even more the scale of the endeavour and the sacrifices made on that fateful day.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Impossible de passer à Bayeux sans visiter ce lieux de mémoire. 26 minutes en voiture. No way to pass over Bayeux without going to this place. 26 minutes by car.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Zoo
“Whatever your feeling about zoos, take a picnic and enjoy a day here where the wild animals have plenty of space to roam about. Our grandchildren particularly enjoy the antics of the penguins in their pool - they seem to know when to show off! The zoo is fairly level for pushchairs and extends both sides of the main road.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Museum
“If you are a fashion aficionado then the Christian Dior Museum is a must see whilst in Granville. The Belle Époque mansion was originally the Dior family home before they moved to Paris and continued as a sea-side holiday home (and a retreat during the ravages of the First World War) until the Diors were forced to sell it to the town of Granville in 1932. There are magnificent sea views from the cliff top and in a clear day you can see the islands of Chausey and even Jersey. Perfume workshops are held in September. Open: May to October Address: 1 Rue d'Estouteville, 50400 Granville, France”
  • 40 locals recommend
Nature
“WWII Normandy Landings (US) Three D-Day museums. Musée D-Day Omaha features an Enigma machine”
  • 27 locals recommend
Food
“sells every kind of biscuit, chocolate, sweets, honey, alcohol, wholefood, I could go on and on! It's also a great cafe to while away a few hours in a very unique place! A recommended place to buy very well presen”
  • 33 locals recommend
Beach
“Utah Beach is one of the two American landing zones in Normandy. This beach was created by British general Bernard Montgomery who wished to establish a beachhead directly in the Cotentin peninsula in order to capture Cherbourg faster, because of its deep water harbor and its major logistic importance.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Historic Site
“It's simply amazing to think what this abbey has seen throughout its history. Shades of the past are in every room and new discoveries waiting around every corner you can simply let your imagination run wild. Stoop through ancient doorways and glimpse the castle’s changing faces – from priory to fort where century-old corridors and halls. From monks seeking solace in the priory, via prisoners of 19th century and until royals and modern celebrities paying their tribute the institution, this place has an extraordinary history that you'd love to explore”
  • 146 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This really surpassed our expectations. The story of the D Day landings is beautifully captured - you can walk into the bomb craters and shelters. Fantastic views too. ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Zoo
“Larger zoo, with some of the larger mammals. A bit more 'rustic' than Champrepus, and a little further to travel.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“La pointe du Grouin, et son magnifique panorama, un incontournable de la destination Saint-Malo - Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“La Hague, la petite Irlande Normande La Hague, cap à l'ouest du Cotentin est le site incontournable de vos vacances en Normandie. La commune d'Auderville est située à la pointe de la Hague longée par le Raz Blanchard, l'un des plus forts courants de marée du monde dus aux hauts fonds entre le cap de la Hague et les îles Anglo-Normandes. A découvrir à pied sur le sentier des douaniers, à partir de Landemer en passant par Omonville-La-Rogue, port aux nombreuses maisons de granit, Port-Racine, petit port atypique, vers Goury puis le majestueux Nez de Jobourg, et, au-delà vers les landes de Vauville ou encore Biville et son formidable espace dunaire, ou en parcourant ses villages authentiques, comme Omonville-La-Petite, vous serez séduit par les paysages grandioses et ses points de vue sur les falaises, ports et plages sauvages, phares et paturages où les moutons appellés "les roussins" race typique et rustique de la Hague, profitent des embruns.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Cemetery
“Largest war cemetery in Lower Normandy with a Peace Garden of 1,220 maple trees”
  • 14 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Snack Place
“Excellent établissement pour y manger ou tout simplement boire un verre. Vue magnifique”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
“this is a high-end hotel and restaurant which is a good spot for a little indulgence!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“This lovely place in Grandcamp is a real treat. It’s good for any group but particularly good value in terms of kids set menu. Food is consistently excellent and service is also very accommodating. You need to book in advance, it’s very popular. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Ce restaurant de fruits de mer haut de gamme au décor simple dans des tons clairs offre une belle vue sur le port.”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“This is about an hours drive from Les Fieffes in Blainville but well worth it to be right by the sea in spring and summer months. It’s essentially a shabby chic sea side shack selling pub like fare but with French style (and the occasional singalong). Choices are basic but good quality (Moules Frites). Only a short drive up from here to Pointe D’Agon or Agon-Coutainville Resort to make part of highly enjoyable day out.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“Crêperie à Cancale, Carte appétissante de spécialités de galettes et crêpes réalisées à partir de produits frais et de qualité. Très bon rapport qualité/prix;”
  • 11 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“8 mn' 6 km by car Super-chef Olivier Roellinger’s sumptuous restaurant is housed in the impressive Château Richeux, 4km south of Cancale. Roellinger’s creations have earned him three Michelin stars (though he renounced them in 2008), and the food takes in the culinary highlights of Brittany and Normandy, all beautifully cooked and imaginatively served. Roellinger's son - Hugo - took over from his father in 2014 to focus on fish, vegetables and seaweed. Book well ahead. Sompteux restaurant du chef Olivier Roellinger, repris par son fils Hugo en 2014, qui le consacre désormais aux poissons et aux algues (pas de viande). Réserver à l'avance. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Diner
“Salon de thé pour déjeuner ou déguster une patisserie et un thé. Innombrables thés à la carte, moelleux délicieux et pasteis de nata à tomber...”
  • 17 locals recommend

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