Photographer's Note

Here is the end of the "Pointe du Roc", the rocky "finger" where the older part of Granville is built. Granville dates back to William the Conqueror, who gave the land to the Grant family in 1066, in exchange of their faithfullness. The Grant gave the name to the town.
The town had an important strategic positions during all the time France and England fought together, and it has been submitted to many battles during several centuries (as well as during WWII, but with a different enemy...). The old town has been heavily fortified as a result, and is still very interesting to visit.

Since the mid-1800, it has become an important touristic town, with many sea-related activites and also a casino and a spa (coupled to a famous physiotherapy and re-education center). It is also a major fishing harbor on the Normand coast.

Here we see the lighthouse and the semaphore that guide the ships safely to the harbor. The picture was taken the day of the Sea Forgiveness ceremony, hence the flags.

The sailing boat is the same as on this picture.

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