Petit Futé's opinion on BIG CASTLE
On the top of the cliffs, this castle was probably built in the 14th century. Only a few ruins remain: an ogival door, remains of ramparts and machicolations. The view is superb and you will have the possibility of sumptuous walks. The name of Grosnez would be of Viking origin. In old Norwegian nes is roughly equivalent to "promontory". The Vikings gave a name to each of the promontories they had to pass: Gris Nez, Blanc Nez, Nez de Jobourg. Gros would come from grjot which would mean "rock".
Opening time and information on BIG CASTLE
Open every day rising with the sunset. Free admission.