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Jullouville - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Manche

Jullouville is the resort of Mont-Saint-Michel bay located on the west coast of the English Channel in Normandy. The city offers a unique view of Cancale in Granville while passing by the tip of Grouin and the archipelago of Chausey.

Enjoying a mild climate that allows the presence of southern plants, Jullouville offers beautiful sandy beach that spans almost three kilometers to the delight of nature lovers like sports: swimming, sailing, kite surfing, skimboarding, funboard, angling, beach sports, recreational fishing...

In summer Jullouville is THE must-resort with its many shops, restaurants, bars, entertainment, funfair, markets and sports tournaments.

The hinterland, quiet and green, offers fans of walks, bicycle or equestrian many hiking trails through Normandy.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.7708850 (N 48° 46’ 15”)
Longitude-1.5673320 (W 1° 34’ 2”)
Surface area21.88 km²
Population2375 inhabitants
Density108 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureSaint-Lô (61 km, 1h06)
Insee code50066
IntercommunalityCC de Granville, Terre et Mer

Nearest cities & towns

Carolles3.1 km (5 min)
Saint-Michel-des-Loups4.5 km (8 min)
Saint-Pair-sur-Mer5.1 km (9 min)
Saint-Pierre-Langers6.1 km (10 min)
Champeaux6.6 km (11 min)
Saint-Jean-le-Thomas7.6 km (12 min)
Saint-Aubin-des-Préaux7.9 km (13 min)
Granville9.1 km (17 min)
Saint-Planchers9.1 km (15 min)
Dragey-Ronthon10.2 km (16 min)
Sartilly-Baie-Bocage10.9 km (14 min)
Anctoville-sur-Boscq11.5 km (16 min)
Yquelon11.8 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

The former Hotel Casino: Heart of the station, built between 1881 and 1883, the three main avenues converge on him. The Casino offers first guests of Jullouville cultural, theatrical and musical, with gaming circle. He was home at the time 3 bathrooms painting exhibitions. One of the first lounges nicknamed "The Turtle" took place there in 1884. It currently houses a residential accommodation, and a restaurant on the ground floor.

The Château de la Mare: Built in 1907 by Messrs Jorre and Juy, great hunting and fishing enthusiasts, it was bought in 1930 by the city of Saint Ouen which adds a new brick building and established a colony holidays. He became in 1944 the headquarters of the allied forces led by General Eisenhower stayed there for two months. Local surrounding it are currently an authorized visitor center by the National Education and lodgings.

Jullouville the valley of painters and the viaduct in the valley of painters: A lovely walk through the woods through the valley of painters. Originally built for the railway, between Granville and Avranches, the viaduct spans a deep ravine in the hollow of which flows the stream the Crapeux. This valley was a great inspiration to many painters attached to the region (Jacques Simon, Emile Dardoize Edmond Debon, Eugene Paturier Guillaumin, etc.).

The old station: Between 1908 and 1935, Jullouville was served by the Granville-Avranches online. The line followed the coastal road to Edenville and crossed the massif of Pignon Névourie up the valley of the painters from the north. The average speed was 20 km / h, with peaks of 45 km / h. In 1935, buses replaced the train. The old station is now home to the Tourist Office.

The steeple of the church of Bouillon and his apple tree: The walls of the church tower springs curiously, outside, the large branch of an apple tree, the most famous of the region. It is said that a seed, a seed, mixed mortar of the wall, kept a parcel of life, and woke up, taking advantage of favorable circumstances, such a hint of moisture. Its age is probably over 150 years and every spring it bears flowers and apples fall "safe" (sour).

Menhir Vaumoisson: Popularly called the stone the devil. It is said that Satan, in charge of the block that he went out to Chausey, wore for construction of the Pont au Bault. He climbed the pinion when he saw a priest with his stole. At the sight of this opponent, he sank his burden. Its 5 claws remained footprints in granite and place of the meeting rose a cross (since transferred to the cemetery of Bouillon), picture of faith in front of the work of the devil. This megalithic stone would actually be a place of sacrifice and symbol of druidic worship of the ancient peoples of the region.

Fisheries Jullouville: On the coast, the tide suggests a construction edging stones fisheries. They are established since the fifteenth century. The first were built of wood. This V-shaped, made of piles of stones, used to catch fish and some crustaceans such as cuttlefish, spider crabs, shrimp, sardines, mackerel, plaice, sole... The few private fisheries yet in working order are currently intended for limited use, this being due to the scarcity of cash and maintenance difficulties.

Sport: Beach Jullouville and its lake offer a huge playground for lovers of sailing and navigation. This is the spot to discover for kite surfing lovers.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Horse Racing: The 8 May each year, Jullouville Beach transforms the time of low tide and became the marine racecourse of the hold. Seven races it compete with the sea in the background. This tradition, perpetuated by society horseracing Jullouville, date of 1886. The spectacle of this ephemeral arena is entirely dependent on the tide and the date of the event corresponds with a trip by a factor greater than 95 with a tide low around 16:30. A real village taking shape and which has more than 1500 spectators and more than 100 horses and jockeys.

Entertainment: Every Friday in July and August, the town center becomes pedestrian Jullouville time a party where are offered 6 free outdoor concerts and where there are many unpackers... This is the place Involved residents and visitors to the area!

Swimming Lessons and Activities at sea
Swimming course
Guided tour of the Tourist Office: "Jullouville, from Armand to the present Day""
Jam Session Jericho Jazz Trio
Petanque Competition Open to All
Sea and Coastal Festival at the Jullouville Sailing Club
Yoga on the Beach
Gym Muscle Awakening
Gym Tonic and Well-Being
Circus Aerobatics course


The most beautiful beach of South Channel
The most beautiful beach of South Channel
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Panorama from the hiking path
Panorama from the hiking path
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Former Casino
Former Casino
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The Notre -Dame-des -Dunes
The Notre -Dame-des -Dunes
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More than 50 artists are available to you during the summer
More than 50 artists are available to you during the summer
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Thursday 7 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C
Friday 8 july
Min. 14°C - Max. 24°C
Saturday 9 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 27°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Scriptorial of Avranches, garden of plants of Avranches.

Champrepus Zoological Park.

Château de Pirou, Gratot.

Régneville and its lime kilns.

Château de Ducey; Ducey Code, investigation game.

Chèvre Rit, educational farm in Granville.

Heures Musicales de l'Abbaye de Lessay.

Festival Grandes Marées at the end of July.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Rêver Réalité animal park
EntertainmentFreeChampeaux (3.7 km)
Horse-drawn carriage ride on the Champeaux cliffs
Entertainment51 € to 86 € Champeaux (4 km)
Mont Saint Michel Abbey: fast-track ticket valid year-long
Culture and education11 € Le Mont-Saint-Michel (15.6 km)
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay on Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 30 mins
Sports sensations140 € Le Val-Saint-Père (17.3 km)
Flight over Mont Saint-Michel Bay by Ultralight Trike or Autogyro – 20 mins
Sports sensations100 € Le Val-Saint-Père (17.3 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Crossing of Mont-Saint-Michel Bay
HikeIntermediate3h30Le Mont-Saint-Michel (15.5 km)
Variant of GR 22 by Brécey
HikeEasy3h15Reffuveille (32 km)
Beach Bridge to the beach in Le Havre Lupin
HikeEasy2h00Saint-Malo (36 km)
Gouville-sur-Mer cabins
HikeEasy1h00Gouville-sur-Mer (37 km)
Bike Promenade® in Rennes Country No. 4
All-terrain bike itineraryAthletic2h40Feins (49 km)


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