Walk around the fort of the Somerville at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

An easy hike in Normandy to discover the lovely city of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is a city located on the Normandy coast at 30 km from Cherbourg. Saint-Vaast is known for Tatihou island located just in front of the port and the fort of Vauban.

You can go on to Tatihou island by boat - attention must be reserved in advance at the tourist office - or on foot. If you choose the passage on foot remember to check tide times as the crossing lasts half an hour can be done at low tide with a coefficient of tide higher than 60.

The other attraction of the town is the Tower of the district located a few minutes walk from the port of Saint-Vaast.

Interest: notevery good (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

The port

The port
Saint-Vaast no lack of parking on the port yet in the summer season it is difficult to find a place to park his car. Too many cars slightly distorts the pretty port.

The pier

The pier
Just across from the port you can see the island of Tatihou.

The path to the fort

The path to the fort
It takes a few minutes walk to reach the fort of the Somerville from the port.

The sea

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The sea

The Tower of the fort

The Tower of the fort
The walk around the fort is fairly unique because you have to walk on the wall that surrounds the fort. The visit is discouraged by bad weather. Fortunately there is not too many people because it is not easy to cross on the wall.

The Tower of the Somerville

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The Tower of the Somerville
The tower was built in 1694 by order of Vauban to protect the harbour of English ships. The tour does not visit.

The walk around the turn of the Somerville

The walk around the turn of the Somerville
We have very beautiful view of the entire coast during the ride.

The path

The path
The ride continues on the trail around the fort.

The island of Tatihou

The island of Tatihou
After the walk around the fort of the district you can also visit the island of Tatihou located just in front of Saint-Vaast. Think of watching the tide times if you want to get there on foot or call if you want to book a place on the amphibious vehicle that shuttles.

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