Day trip to Granville…and French toy shop heaven

Explorer Granville...
Explorer Granville…

Eating langoustines, drinking rosé and exploring the old streets of Granville (located in the Manche region of Normandy) was a rather magnifique way to enjoy a Friday in August. The little town is located on a small harbour with fishing nets, bobbing boats and the biggest wooden three mast ship in French history (on our visit).

Ville de Granville has an old town of narrow streets and delicious boutiques to explore. If I hadn’t been chasing the petite one around, then I could have spent many euros! My two favourite shops (apart from the homage to St. James) was the most gorgeous toy shop La Fourmi (where I was in French toy heaven…because let’s face it…the French do toys like no one else!) and a craft shop full of ribbons, stickers, stamps, buttons, bows…called Un Peu de Ci, Un Peu de ça…I could have moved in, it was that lovely. Both were situated on rue St Sauveur…so if you’re in Granville and want French toys and crafts…you know where to go!

La Fourmi toy shop Granville
La Fourmi toy shop Granville

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Un peu de ci, un peu de ça
Un peu de ci, un peu de ça
More ribbons, bows and crafty stuff...lovely
More ribbons, bows and crafty stuff…lovely

Where: For toys – La Fourmi, 20 rue Saint-Sauveur, 50400 Granville

Where: For crafts – Un peu de ci, un peu de ça…Rue Saint-Sauveur, 50400 Granville

Where: For Breton tops – St. James, 22 ter rue Lecampion, 50400 Granville

Where: For langoustines and roséLa Citadelle, 34, rue du Port – 50400 Granville

The
The biggest wooden three mast sail ship in French maritime history

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