"Sunny, Rainny, Funny moment in Saint-Vaast" Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue by MissMad

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue Travel Guide: 7 reviews and 28 photos

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Sheltered from winds, Saint-Vaast la Hougue is a nice marina, always full of water. Eugène Boudin in 1873, painted the changing tones and the shore at low tide. Jean-Baptiste Antoine Guillemet (1842-1918) was captivated by the lights of the Bay of Cul-de-Loup. The range of grays, blues and greens are endless. It is a blessed place for those who like light, photo or painting. Do not miss two of the wonders of the work of Sébastien Le Vauban Prestre. Exceptional, the two towers built by the famous architect of the defense in 1692 after the terrible defeat of the Battle of La Hougue, stand on either side of the harbor of Saint-Vaast. La Hougue and the fort of Tatihou, Those tapered towers, 20 metres high, are distinguished by their many different functions: for observation, firing out to sea and communication by signals and are a fine example of Vauban’s military engineering.They were planned to be self-sufficient, with cisterns and magazines, to enable between 40 and 80 men to withstand a siege. Today, the Isle of Tatihou is an environmental showcase and houses a maritime museum. The Hougue tower has been open to the public since 2008. At the end of the day,go to the Jonville Bay to admire sunset on the two towers. Then, back to Saint-Vaast, go to the famous Epicerie Gosselin, the place to buy typical french souvenirs and famous goods. Have dinner, just in front of Gosselin, to "La Créperie" a delightfull "galettes and crêpes" restaurant, where everything is homemade, even the marmelade. Appreciate good musique, enjoy cocktails and drinks in Le Pub, in front of the Marina.

  • Last visit to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: Jul 2011
  • Intro Written Jul 19, 2011
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    Jul 19, 2011 at 4:42 AM

    Welcome to VT - You have made a good start! And thanks for the memories of Saint-Vaast-la- Hougue and the amazing Epicerie Josselin. Do they still have that beautiful old delivery van?

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