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Nice place to have a stroll around!

We visited in September and to go into the grounds and castle, it has to be weekends only. But you... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Nitram157
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New Milton, United Kingdom
via mobile
Lovely walk and scenery

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around St Vaast's La Hogue fort peninsula. At a very leisurely pace... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Johnfrisbee
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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Route de la Hougue, 50550 Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We visited in September and to go into the grounds and castle, it has to be weekends only. But you can walk right around the outer walkway of the castle walls, but the last bit is on a wall that drops away both sides. But...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nitram157
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our walk around St Vaast's La Hogue fort peninsula. At a very leisurely pace it took and hour: stunning coastal views, a slice of history, saying "bonjour" to fellow walkers, negotiating narrow pathways - everything contributed to a lovely, memorable experience. We...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Johnfrisbee
Reviewed 26 June 2018

Just south of St-Vaast on a peninsula is La Houge. When we were visiting, there were works going on at the tower so we could not go right around the Vauban fortress. If we had been able to go right round, I would have given...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SergeLourie
Reviewed 16 August 2017

One of two towers in this town strategically sited to defend the harbour from a sea bourne attack and well worth a walk around and up and down

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

...but the while place is now the home of a gypsie settlement... To be avoided unless you're fascinated with trailers, second hand Mercedes/bmw and satellite dishes.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

A gentle stroll around the old fortifications of St Vaast, but there are places where you have to walk along the tops of walls about two feet wide. Not Blondin stuff, but not for the unsure of their footing.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

A nice 15/20 minute walk along the seashore will lead you there. There is a beach just next to the fort and a pavillion where you can buy water and snacks nearby. There was a special opening to support sea rescuers, so we could visit...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank AnnaCheLive
Reviewed 12 April 2016

There were a good number of locals out doing the walk. I read the warning notice in french about not tackling this if the sea was rough(it was repeated in english but in very small lettering. The walk started off pleasant enough, then progressed on...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Leslie S
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Beautiful coastal views as you walk along the Hougue. Perfect for a walk after a large Sunday lunch in the autumn sun.

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 4 September 2015

It will take you 20 minutes walking from the town to reach the fort on the peninsula. You can follow the road, or take the walk on the wall (which is definetly better, as you can climb down the stairs or rocks, during low tides)....More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank MarkoPernic
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