A town, an archipelago… Granville and chausey islands A maritime and cultural history

Granville lived during more than four centuries at the rate of the fishing seasons towards Grand Banks of Newfoundland and of Saint Pierre and Miquelon. 

Port of coastal fishing, exploiting the rich oyster beds of the bay, Granville was also a corsair city, where the sailors are some of the most valiant of their time. 

Of style Belle Epoque, the villa " Rhumbs ", the  childhood house of Christian Dior (born on January 21st 1905 in Granville), is perched on a cliff dominating the sea.

The only one " Museum of France " dedicated to a fashion dressmaker, it exposes models of Fashion design on its three levels. 

The garden, fitted out English-style by Madeleine Dior, the mother of the fashion designer, is one of rare "artists gardens" today of the beginning of the still kept XXth century.

 

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