Pointe du Grouin

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The rocky headlands at the Pointe du Grouin with Granville beyond

The rocky finger of the Pointe du Grouin points out and protects the entrance into the bay of Mont Saint-Michel.

On this headland, a Grande Randonnée footpath runs around hugging the cliff face and there is a circular walk starting out from Cancale.

On their way the walker can enjoy views of the Île des Landes a long barren outcrop (now a bird sanctuary), the lighthouse, the Îles Chausey, Granville on the Normandy coast, and, on a clear day, the outline of Mont Saint-Michel.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Pointe du Grouin (1961–1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 7.9
(46.2)
8.2
(46.8)
10.1
(50.2)
12.1
(53.8)
15.2
(59.4)
17.9
(64.2)
20.2
(68.4)
20.6
(69.1)
19.1
(66.4)
15.7
(60.3)
11.4
(52.5)
9.0
(48.2)
14.0
(57.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
6.0
(42.8)
7.6
(45.7)
9.5
(49.1)
12.4
(54.3)
15.0
(59)
17.4
(63.3)
17.8
(64)
16.3
(61.3)
13.2
(55.8)
9.3
(48.7)
6.9
(44.4)
11.4
(52.5)
Average low °C (°F) 3.7
(38.7)
3.8
(38.8)
5.1
(41.2)
6.9
(44.4)
9.5
(49.1)
12.2
(54)
14.6
(58.3)
14.9
(58.8)
13.5
(56.3)
10.7
(51.3)
7.1
(44.8)
4.8
(40.6)
8.9
(48)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 64.5
(2.539)
57.5
(2.264)
55.8
(2.197)
45.6
(1.795)
53.9
(2.122)
47.5
(1.87)
41.1
(1.618)
39.3
(1.547)
55.6
(2.189)
69.5
(2.736)
79.0
(3.11)
71.6
(2.819)
680.9
(26.807)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 13.0 10.7 11.3 9.2 9.7 7.6 6.4 7.1 9.0 10.7 13.1 12.6 120.6
Average snowy days 1.3 1.9 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.7 5.1
Average relative humidity (%) 86 84 83 82 83 84 83 82 82 84 84 86 84
Source: Infoclimat.fr[1]

Coordinates: 48°42′44″N 1°50′39″W / 48.71222°N 1.84417°W / 48.71222; -1.84417

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Normes et records 1961-1990: Pointe du Grouin, Ille et Vilaine(35), 40m" (in French). Infoclimat. Archived from the original on December 9, 2008. Retrieved January 9, 2016.