France is split into 22 mainland regions, each of which in turn is split into administrative departments or counties. The apartment 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.
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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.
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.
The apartment is located at Carolles-Plage at the foot of the Champeaux cliffs. 1.5kms along the road and situated on top of the cliffs is the village of Carolles. The general area around Carolles and along the cliffs is a protected area rich on wildlife and ideal for walking. For more information about the area and the local history see History of Carolles.
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