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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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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