Tour Vauban de La Hougue
Tour Vauban de La Hougue
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  • Aida Saginova
    Paris, France84 contributions
    Внушительное сооружение, отлично сохранившееся
    В 17 веке крепость обороняла побережье от врагов, сегодня вокруг нее гуляют люди, а на стенах пасутся козы. Рекомендую посидеть на краю променада и посмотреть на море: пейзаж потрясающий.
    Traveled solo
    Written March 12, 2019
  • TweeBrie
    Brie-Comte-Robert, France202 contributions
    Belle promenade
    Site propre et balisé. L'intérieur de la tour n'est pas accessible du fait du Covid19. Nous ne savions pas qu'une association propose des visites le mercredi. Ce sera pour une prochaine.
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 30, 2020
  • glenny14
    Caen, France85 contributions
    Belle promenade à faire
    Samedi c'est jour de marché , nous sommes donc allés vers la tour Vauban. Superbe endroit calme ce jour-là dommage que nous pouvons pas la visiter.
    Traveled with family
    Written June 25, 2020
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p_l_c_s
Bochum, Germany171 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
We came to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue on our trip along the coast. We decided to visit the Fort on the pennisula of the town. Part of the fort is a military base that you can't access but when you find the right signs you will find the part that is open to the public, which is an old fort and tower. The old fort itself is free to visitors, you usually have to pay to visit the tower as well, but it seems to be free some days.

The weather was not so great so we decided to not visit the tower but we walked around the grounds of the fort and some places have also an nice view of the beach of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue. You will need good shoes to come here because there are a lot of stairs and the ground is not so even in parts. However, it is the best way to get a good view of the tower, and the walk into the fort is interesting in itself.
Written July 28, 2015
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Nitram157
New Milton, UK28 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 well worth a visit.
Written September 15, 2018
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Alexander L
Richmond-upon-Thames, UK2,805 contributions
May 2018 • Family
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 this attraction five stars as it was really interesting.
Written June 26, 2018
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DevonJasper
Guildford, UK215 contributions
Aug 2017 • Family
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
Written August 15, 2017
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capsicum0620
Thailand857 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
...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.
Written July 19, 2017
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AnnaCheLive
Paris, France45 contributions
Aug 2016
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 the entire site, but I understood that only parts of it are accessible at normal times, as it is still a functioning military site.
Written August 19, 2016
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Hubert S
Weymouth, UK225 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
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 to the seaward side where the path became elevated for several hundred yards with the sea on one side and the deep ditch on the other, no rails and in parts narrowing to about 2 feet, with a wind blowing we were pleased to complete it, it took us about 70 minutes with stops for photographs, but we are a retired couple.
Written April 12, 2016
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MarkoPernic
Pazin, Croatia111 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends
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). Dont enter on the main entrance, as it is military zone. Instead, follow the sea and the wall, and you will go around the Fort and find the way in to it, with the possibility to visit the tower. Plan two hours if youre a fast walker and want to see it all.
Written September 3, 2015
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