The beach of the "Plat Gousset" situated in full city center, holds its name of the small pocket of the vest in which people used to slid their purse or their watch ("gousset" in french). When this pocket was flat ("plat" in french), it meant that the walker was not able anymore to stroll to the quite close Casino's promenade for that they had to pay.
160 beach huts succeeded the portable cabins which allowed the beautiful ladies to bathe without being seen with their swimming costume. It is far the time of the swimming costume which covered the bust up to wrists, and legs until the bottom of knees, without forgetting the hat of indispensable bath to keep an impeccable hairstyle...
Police of the sea swimming
At the end of the “Plat Gousset” walk, a staircase gives access to the “Les Rhumbs” villa which is surrounded by a remarkable cliff garden looking out over the sea, facing the Channel Islands. Build and decorated between 1906 and 1930 by Madeleine Dior and her son Christian, it was a major source of inspiration for the couturier.
The pink colour which underlines the facade and the grey gravel of this seaside house were colours used by Christian Dior in his different creations: «I was born in Granville on January 21st, 1905. Both Parisian and Norman, I am very attached to the country which saw me being born and keep in my mind the softest souvenir of my childhood house. My life, my style, own almost everything to its situation and to its architecture ".
The family house was sold in 1931 because of Madeleine Dior's death, and because of the ruin of its father Maurice linked to the crisis of 1929; it was bought by the city of Granville in 1936 and became in 1997, the first French museum dedicated to a couturier.
The most important spring tides of Europe attract the amateur fishermen of the border regions
Boulevard des Amiraux
+33 (0)2 33 91 22 60
+33 (0)2 33 50 51 99
Top French Sailing Centre.
Casino de Granville
+33 (0)2 33 50 00 79
+33 (0)2 33 50 84 03
Open every day of the year from 10:00 am
Activities : Slot machines, English roulette, Black jack, Stud Poker, Hold'em poker.
Live Music & Bar : Purple Lounge
Reception room – Seminars
Seaview restaurant: le Terranova (for more information, consult the list of restaurants)
Cinéma "Le Select"
+33 (0)2 33 50 00 27
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Organization of regattas all year