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Tatihou Island

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

Lovely place to spend half a day. You can explore the fort, walk through the botanical gardens, see the museum, see historical sites, walk to the even smaller nearby island... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Pazin, Croatia
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Pazin, Croatia
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50 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Lovely place to spend half a day. You can explore the fort, walk through the botanical gardens, see the museum, see historical sites, walk to the even smaller nearby island (during low tides). You can get to the island by walking or by taking amphibious. Every year in August, theres a world music festival during which people walk to and... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Atmospheric island off the lovely harbour town of St Vaast La Hougue. Great views, ideal for picnics. Very limited amenities though which is a shame in high season. Nice botanical gardens.

Thank luotzabl
Tracy, California
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422 reviews
270 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Maconthemove
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77 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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.

Thank rex r
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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

Thank Mark T
London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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.

Thank Chas S
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Gillian A
Deal, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank RLP50
Oxford, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank elpoto
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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340 reviews
280 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
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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