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Tatihou Island

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Address: Ile Tatihou, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France
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Interesting and pretty island

This is well worth the trip - which is by amphibious watercraft (wheels when the tide is out, floats when the tide is in). The island itself holds many historical sites and it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Tracy, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

This is well worth the trip - which is by amphibious watercraft (wheels when the tide is out, floats when the tide is in). The island itself holds many historical sites and it is a fairly easy walk. From an old fort to the laboratory to the retreat center, it peaks your interest. But, the schedule of the boat was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Overall a good and interesting visit, especially the trip there and back! But please be aware that unless you have booked there is nowhere to purchase any food or drink! Unbelievable but fact.

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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A very interesting place to visit, from the ride there and back on the amphibious vehicle to climbing the tower of the fort and the museum. highly Recommended

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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Great trip over on the amphibious vehicle. Island was interesting - could make the set of an awesome film! Loved the acoustics in the little chapel.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The boat ride over to the island is great fun. You have to book your tickets on the harbour front and they will tell you where the boat leaves from as this depends on the tide. The island is great for walking, climb the tower as it is not too far up and the view is wonderful. Don't miss the... More 

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Deal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We have been coming to the music festival for several years and we never tire of the walk/paddle to the island. Seats in the tent are not allocated - so the earlier you arrive the better seat you get ... but the wetter you get on the way over. You can buy a beer at the concert venue but, otherwise,... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

this is a really interesting island with a fascinating museum and garden. The version of the battle against the Brits is unsurprisingly different to the others recorded elsewhere. The little cafe does very good oysters.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Tatihou is a small fortified island just of the coast in St-Vaast-la-Hougue town. When the tide is low you can walk acros the bay, but when tide rises - there's amphibious vehicle at a hand, to take you to the island. Unfortunately, biggest inconvienence here is that this boat/bus machine departures from the south tip of the marina, when tickets... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We went with our 2 kids (3 and 5) at a great low tide, whilst the music festival was on during this summer. Lovely walk, too deep in places for the kids and we had to carry which was fine. It was a lovely hot day, and we'd have loved to have bought some refreshments after our long hot walk.... More 

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Address: Ile Tatihou, Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Manche  >  Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

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