Chausey is a cluster of small islands in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. There is a huge tidal range in this area with a difference of 14 metres between low tide and high tide. There are 365 islands in the archipelago, however many of these are submerged at high tide when only 52 are visible. Grand Ile is the largest of the group and the only inhabited island. Besides tourism, fishing is the main industry which is evident from the chart as you can see references to shellfish beds and mussel beds. The island group is shown off-centre on the chart with gives a sense of their location relative to the mainland which is visible on the right-hand side. The port town of Granville can be seen on the mainland.

The complexity of the rock structure made this a very detailed and time-consuming chart to create in 3d but the finished result was certainly worth it. The chart is set on a blue background and has a white mount and a white frame. Surround lighting picks up the fine detailing on this chart to great effect.


  • Location: Iles Chausey, Normandy, France
  • Chart: Admiralty, UKHO, colour
  • Surround lighting: Yes
  • Frame: White, 700*500mm