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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Blue Skies Over Granville, France

Granville Port in Normandy, FranceAs I mentioned earlier this month in my Mont Saint-Michel travel diary, I'd also made the most of my time in Normandy by checking out some other areas.  Keeping in mind I was only in France for a few nights, most of the time was spent exploring local cafés on foot.  Although, I did take along my camera to Granville, a seaside resort of Mont Saint-Michel Bay at the end of the Côte de Havres and with a population of under 15,000.  The weather was on its absolute best behaviour, meaning clear blue skies and a beautiful warm, springtime temperature...
Granville Seaside Resort, Normandy
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Where to Visit on Normandy CoastlineThis is probably the shortest travel diary I've ever put together, but views like these made it too easy to live in the moment and forget about shooting!  There's so much to look at, take in and appreciate.  Okay, so although beaches kind of feel like second nature when the warmer months arrive, what about ports?  I genuinely feel as though they're massively overlooked; there's something so special about the simple sight of small boats bobbing around in an enclosed harbour.
Granville Coastline on a beautiful sunny day
If you think you recognise the name of this commune - and happen to have a soft spot for the history of fashion - it's because this location is home to Musée Christian Dior (his former home).  You know, the pretty pink and totally picturesque house and garden you've seen on Instagram?  Sadly I ran out of time, though I absolutely plan on heading back to Granville sometime to have a first-hand peek inside the popular site!  There's actually quite a few museums in the area, along with gift shops and places to eat (particularly sweet treats).

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I once knew someone who had spent a week touring various Normandy beaches, which sounds like one hell of an experience!  Can you imagine how beautiful that coastal road trip would be during summer?!  His goal was to see all five D-Day beach sectors along the fifty-mile stretch of Normandy coast: Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno and Sword.  I'd imagine the tour could be pretty harrowing and thought-provoking at times, but then again, you can never fully appreciate the present without occasionally delving into history! Afterwards (depending on the direction you're travelling in) you could always travel down and across the map to seek calm at Granville, before moving on to stay at Mont Saint-Michel.
Granville, Normandy, Port TownI have to admit, I'm really missing these sea views; but for now I'll just be grateful for the lovely weather we're experiencing on-and-off here in the UK!  Have you ever visited Normandy before?  And if so, did you ever pass through Granville?

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. Oh gosh, that place looks so so pretty! What an adorabe little resort. The clear blue skies looks so dreamy and can definitely see why you skipped the camera part haha, I would've done too! Xx

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  2. I’ve never visited Normandy before Gabrielle, Your pictures are breathtaking. Love it when the weather corroborates. I love putting down my camera and taking it all in.
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  3. Wow gorgeous photos! Looks so beautiful x

    Nev | Miss Nev

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  4. Gosh it does look like you had the best weather on your visit to Normandy Gabrielle! Those majestic blue skies just make those gorgeous views of the water look all the more stunning!

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  5. I totally understand about being caught up in the beauty and living in the moment however, the pictures that you did capture are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

    Keisha xo
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  6. Thank you for sharing this photo diary of your visit to Normandy. The water is such an exquisite color. I could look at these shots all day. Now that you've also reminded me of Christian Dior's house, it is much higher on my bucket list.
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  7. Short but sweet. The views are amazing. I can totally see why you were living in the moment. The weather definitely was on its best behaviour! The water looks so calm & smooth. It would have been so amazing exploring such a pretty place!

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  8. This is so stunning, really, and I don't blame you at all for spending more time living in the moment here! It must have been lovely!

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  9. Looks amazing!! Gorgeous views. x

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  10. Wow, what amazing photos! It looks like summertime!!
    Have a lovely weekend :)
    Rosanna x
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  11. What gorgeous photos Gabrielle and the weather looks fantastic too! I never knew that this area was home to the Musée Christian Dior - this is somewhere I definitely would love to visit! xx

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  12. Looks beautiful! I know what you mean about ports though, I love watching all the little boats come in to the harbour :) Your photos are beautiful, I've been to Normandy once about 6 or 7 years ago but my memories of it are pretty hazy! xx
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  13. It looks so beautiful there. The views are just incredible.

    Gemma x
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  14. Aww so pretty and even more with a blue sky! Hope you enjoyed!

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  15. You look beautiful Gabrielle...and France look amazingly cool...the views are super cool and so is your photograhy.....Kisses, NEHA

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  16. The photos are stunning! I would love to visit some day for sure!
    You also look beautiful girl!

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  17. Reviewing your blog in general, I wish I could go and travel as many times as you have. It seems like you've had a splendid in those breath-taking pictures. Makes me wanna go.

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  18. Gorgeous!! Makes me long for warmer weather even more so right now!

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  19. Girl this post is SO beautiful! I went to Normandy whilst I was at school and it was such an interesting and moving trip! How dreamy would a coastal trip be?!

    Hayley xo
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  20. I always love your travel posts!! This place looks very beautiful and I agree with you about ports, they are very charming to me as well! Hope you can come back to show us the Dior Museum.

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  21. The most blissful blue skies I ever did see! Granville looks so gorgeous Gabrielle and as always your beautiful photography transports me straight to the location in a sunshine instant. I definitely agree that ports seem to be massively overlooked; there's something so calming and soothing about watching the boats bobbing. I went to Normandy and a few of the beaches when I was only little but I'd totally love to go back and visit as an adult someday soon :)

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  22. This looks like a such a beautiful location and don't get me started on the sky, its breathtaking <3

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  23. Wow, how picturesque! You are so right, we tend to overlook ports and they can be so pretty!

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  24. Wow, look at that beautiful view; the water is absolutely gorgeous! I had no idea that Dior's house was located in Normandy and I've yet to see it too, so now I'll have to Google it, haha; I'm curious! It definitely seems like a spot you'd have to visit when there. Thanks for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

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  25. Fangtastic pics!
    Have a nice evening!
    Gil Zetbase

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  26. Such beautiful and peaceful place, Gabrielle!
    That resort seems lovely and you look so pretty and happy!
    Amazing potos, sweetie!
    xxx
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  27. I’ve never visited Normandy,looks so beautiful ......
    Have a good weekend....
    Sylwia
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  28. Oh these photos are gorgeous Gabrielle, what beautiful weather you had for it too! I love those views out across the water and the colour of the sea is stunning. I can see why you enjoyed it and would recommend it, it's definitely going on my list! - Tasha

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  29. Wowwww such gorgeous photos!!! Just in awe of how blue the skies and water are. Simply stunning and happy you enjoyed yourself :)

    xx, Amy
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  30. Wow it looks so pretty there

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  31. I visited Normandy years ago when I was much younger so I can't quite remember where we visited, but this place looks fab. I love seeing the boats bobbing in the water at a port x

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  32. Wow this looks absolutely incredible! I wish I could visit it someday, your photos look so great!

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  33. How beautiful does this look!! I would love to visit!

    Aside from the post but your blog layout is absolutely gorgeous! Its so ascetically pleasing haha!

    Darriyan xx
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  34. Browsing your beautiful photographs I kept thinking about how much I would love to visit this place...and suddenly that song from Mike Oldfield came to my mind...To France, france....God, I love that song.

    Anyway, I can imagine it must have been lovely spending some time here...and with the spring weather in full swim. You look lovely....

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  35. I know how you feel, sea views are definitely hard to leave behind. Gorgeous photos! Xx

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  36. Great photo selection.
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  37. What beautiful photos! I would love to visit Normandy because I am such a WW2 buff. I too always make an effort to take various other little trips if I know I am close to other places I'd like to see. Sounds like a great trip!!

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  38. I haven't visited Normandy before but it looks so beautiful and picturesque and I hope to be able to go there one day. I would love to visit Christian Diors home and also some of the beaches you have mentioned :) It looks like you had a wonderful time. x

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  39. It looks gorgeous and I certainly see why you would enjoy the moment with such a view! I love how happy you seem!

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  40. I haven't visited Normandy but visiting Granville was definitely a good idea and wasn't the weather good for you! I don't blame you for spending your time enjoying your visit rather than snapping, I can tell it's a place that begs to be paid full attention to!

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  41. Oh wow, this place looks absolutely amazing!! Also really love your jacket! Hope you will have a fabulous time! Big Xx Susanne - http://bagatyou.com

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  42. What a wonderful place. That first photo really sets the scene for the total blog post. I would love to visit one day and see where Christian Dior lived

    Adrianna x
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  43. such a lovely photos! xx

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  44. It's funny because Granville is the name of a fictional family I created for a novel I'm writing :) That WW2 itinerary is a great idea. This post made me realised how little I have seen of my own country - apart from Paris and the Alps, I haven't been around from a lot. However I might be going to Mont St Michel this summer and your previous post about it has made me super excited :D

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  45. Such an amazing place!!

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  46. It looks so beautiful! I am trying to get the hang of starting a travel diary but I always get caught in the moment and forget to take pictures. Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments on my blog. I hope you enjoy your Sunday!
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  47. Been loving your France blog posts babe, seriously makes me want to visit!

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  48. I never had the good fortune to visit that place, but from your picture it seems amazing! Have a nice day, kisses and thank you for your visit,
    Eni

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  49. The views are amazing. I'm off to read your other travel diary as I somehow missed it.

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  50. Wow amazing photos and breathtaking views, Gab! How blessed you are.
    Thanks for sharing darling!
    Happy weekend!
    Much love, Len
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  51. Such beautiful views !
    I love so much the sea views.
    xx,
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  52. Love your smile, looks like you had an amazing time! It's OK to let your hair down and enjoy it, soaking up the sunshine. Your holiday pics always give me wanderlust. Thanks for sharing Gabrielle.
    Jaz xoxo
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  53. Oh these photos are so lovely! The blue sky seems to melt with the water. I'd love to visit there and ride one of those cute little boats. I'm glad you enjoyed your time in Normandy, it's definitely a beautiful place to visit.
    xx

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  54. Amazing photos! You look so funny and pretty!! :)

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  55. I was in Normandie once, but I must have been 9 years the most, so I don't really remember where we were staying.

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  56. So this looks AMAZING. Short travel diary entry or not - it was beyond worth it to take peek at these photos. France seems to have so much to offer!

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  57. The colours are beautiful, such breathtaking photos. I can only imagine how special it would have been to be there! You look so happy in that picture, it's a really nice shot :)


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  58. Beautiful pictures and scenery. I like to watch boats in the port too. Hope you can go back to that house soon. I want to hear more about it.

    Deedee

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  59. What gorgeous pictures, it looks amazing - I am so happy about the weather we've been having in the UK, but this looks even better!
    Amy xx
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  60. This is a part of France that has been on my travel list for ages. Hopefully I will get to go one day.

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  61. Oh, what a lovely place and pictures! <3

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  62. These are beautiful pictures! All of that blue just gets me, I'm so glad you had such great weather for your time there. That totally makes a difference. Happy Monday, lady!

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  63. These skies are gorgeous, remind me a bit of Cape Town ;) xx

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  64. I'd loose myself in those views too! The picturesque views are really nice. I hope you get to go back to visit the Musée Christian Dior soon.

    -M

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  65. What a beautiful view. No words can give it justice.

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  66. I'm actually glad that you didn't take too many pictures because that meant you live in the moment and enjoyed the place through your eyes instead of the lens! What a beautiful place and I love that it has a very small population too.

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  67. It looks like such a beautiful place, and with perfect weather! That's a shame you didn't make it to Dior's house, but you'll just have to go back one day, because that would be lovely to see.

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  68. Your photos are absolute perfection! I agree with you that sometimes you just get too caught up in the moment/place that you just want to take it all in and not worry about getting enough pictures to share on social media. Sometimes you just want to absorb everything and that is what's most important - that you enjoy the place and moment. :)

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  69. It looks amazing there! Thanks for sharing!

    Xx,

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  70. Omg, what a gorgeous corner of the world! Loving these shots, lady!

    -Ashley
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  71. Beautiful photos! It looks like you had an amazing time! I've never been before but I definitely need to add it to my travel list! :) xx

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  72. It's really beautiful there and I love your top! :D
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  73. Oh it looks absolutely divine! I need to go there one day for sure. I love South of France a lot, if you haven't been there - something tells me you would absolutely love it! A lot of sun, great food and beautiful sea views xx

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  74. This place looks so cute, I so want to go back to France this summer!

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  75. What a pretty place to visit! I miss France so much. Would love to go here when I go back next!

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  76. Wow those photo's look amazing and this place looks so pretty!

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