Place Auguste Contamine
Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Built in the 15th century, the fort of La Hougue, with its superb tower enclosed within fortified walls, is a perfect example of the coastal fortresses designed by Vauban to defend the coastal ports.
Directly in front of the harbour area, opposite the Port of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, the Island of Tatihou is a protected site where you can explore the oyster beds, coastal flora and fauna, the bird sanctuary, beautifully restored historic buildings and the Maritime Museum.
The Maritime Museum on the Island of Tatihou, is not only home to numerous archeological treasures recovered around La Hougue, but also to other collections and temporary exhibitions showing the rich maritime history of the Lower Normandy coastline and the natural beauty of its coastal areas.