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An unchanging strategic location
Granville has always occupied a strategic geographical position that allowed protecting Normandy's coasts. The town, which marks the northern entrance to the Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel, attracted English interest during the Middle Ages in order to complete their domination over the region. During WWII, the German troops settled at Pointe du Roc. From the northern rampart, they could monitor the Chausey Islands and the coast as far as Pointe d'Agon. The Midi rampart of Granville also gives a glimpse of Pointe de Carolles and the coastline of Britanny as far as Cap Fréhel.
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