SUNNY BEACHES, SHIPS AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS


FRENCH NORMANDY

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The city of Granville
The city of Granville is situated on the Cotentin Peninsula and saw many battles in it's history. The legendary fashion couturier Christian Dior was born (1905 -1957) here.

Church in Granville
Granville's church St. Paul was built around 1890

Fishermen
Fishermen at Cap de La Hague unloading nets.



Shipwreck at the Normandie Coast
The shipwrecks are a popular tourist attraction.
The local waters often experience fog and strong
easterly winds which create heavy storms during winter time.

Chateau Fort Pirou
Historic chateau Fort de Pirou is surrounded by an artificial
pond and was built in the 12th century near the Channel shore.

Mont Saint-Michel
Island and monastery of Mont Saint-Michel dates back
to 1022 and is located on a tidal island with strategic fortification

La Ville de Port-Bail
The historic Eglise Notre Dame with 5th century baptismal font in La Ville de Port-Bail in the Manche department of France.




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Boat
This part of the Norman coast is known for dangerous tides and the many slate rocks which are not visible above sea-level.