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La Pointe du Grouin, Cancale

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Historic Walking Area Tourist Spot
View the sublime coastline, islands, and ocean at La Pointe du Grouin, and you will realize why this is a tremendously popular place for 19th and 20th century artists to work. You’ll be able to see the island just offshore, but it’s an off-limits bird preserve. If you’re lucky, you may catch a glimpse of dolphins swimming around the peninsula. At low tide, you can venture down to the grotto below the headland, but beware of high tide. The seaside path leads to small ports tucked into coves. Beyond the Herpin Lighthouse, a coastal path leads past rocks to several sandy bays and to L’Anse du Verger, a plain 19th century chapel with colorful marine-colored stained glass inside. See La Pointe du Grouin and all Cancale has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cancale tour planner.
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  • Lovely views and a bistro where you can sit, have a drink or a meal and admire the views. Great views of rocky coast and ideal for birdwatching  more »
  • .... mysterious place! You can almost feel the presence of the old buccaneers!!! Unforgettable moments!  more »
  • in this place, I know how to relax and think about my life clearly, enjoy it, so cool place, it is 7 mins by car from Cancale  more »
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  • Lovely place but very crowded
  • Extremely scenic place with wonderful views, either towards Normandie but also the sea offers plentiful shades of blue. A must for someone travelling along the northern coast - but pretty touristic.
  • Beautiful nature spot
  • Don't miss to visit this castle if you are interested in (literary) history and the life of European nobility in the 18th and early 19th century. It's the home of romanticist writer François-René de Chateaubriand Guided tour in French
  • Fantastic nature reserve at the end of the cape