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Tatihou Island

Ile Tatihou | Accès par bateau amphibie, 50550 Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France
+33 2 33 54 33 33
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Simply stunning

The best way to get to the Ile Tatihou is by the boat/bus hybrid vehicle. We went in the morning... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
SergeLourie
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Richmond, United Kingdom
very interesting

We have visited St Vaast many times always by sea but have never taken the duck to Tatihou. This... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jim M
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Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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“low tide” (9 reviews)
“oysters” (3 reviews)
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Ile Tatihou | Accès par bateau amphibie, 50550 Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France
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+33 2 33 54 33 33
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"low tide"
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"oysters"
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"amphibious boat"
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"nice museum"
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"amphibious craft"
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"st vaast"
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"oyster beds"
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"gulls"
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"fort"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best way to get to the Ile Tatihou is by the boat/bus hybrid vehicle. We went in the morning, when the tide was high, by it as a boat. We were a party of five adults and three infants of 6 and 7. The...More

Thank SergeLourie
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited St Vaast many times always by sea but have never taken the duck to Tatihou. This time was different. The museum exhibit was very well done in French and English and very interesting. The tower, gardens and foreshore provide lots of interest...More

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I visited this island via a wheeled boat. Only a few minutes from the mainland. The fort buildings have very good signage and the museum is very detailed. I enjoyed the botanical garden. I do wish more signs in the museum had been in English,...More

Thank tomorrowsantiques
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Reviewed 8 May 2018

amphibious boat advancing on wheels when the water is not deep enough,. magic for children. island near the coast in front of Saint Vaast (city of St Vaast oyster) .. Pronounce; Saint VA La Hougue. On the island, you can visit the museum, the Vauban...More

Thank ylq500
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

At low tide the walk out to Tatihou is easy, otherwise take the amphibious boat. The old military is in good condition and worth the climb for the 360 view, if it's nesting season beware of the gulls that will swoop down on you if...More

1  Thank kevinhayden
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Lovely scenery and old buildings plus historical Vauban tower, good swimming from the beach and a small museum displaying local finds

1  Thank DevonJasper
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Reviewed 3 August 2017

An ideal place to spend a half day in fair weather. It starts with a very unusual 15 minute car/boat journey across the oyster beds to the historic and green island. One warning, the ferry departure point changes by a km depending on the tide!

1  Thank AlanofHove
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We were staying on our boat in the marina waiting for a favourable tide and decided to head over to Tatihou (great name) for a few hours. We took the 12 o'clock amphibian transport out at low tide. The island is really beautiful with interesting...More

Thank ReidAK
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

A group of 8 retired friends spent a weekend on Ile Tatihou France. From start to finish it was a great experience. We took the Fast cat from Portsmouth at 7.30 am, arrived in Cherbourg mid-day. We had booked a taxi days before on the...More

Thank Bern C
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Tatihou is a beautiful island a very short trip away from Saint Vaast la Hougue. To get there you take the very quirky/French amphibious ferry which in itself is an experience particularly if the water is low. Alternatively you can walk across the causeway at...More

2  Thank Guy P
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Jill S
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Response from Eric F | Reviewed this property |
Good. Morning. I am not sure about dogs can be on the Island been a birds santuary !!! The Tourist bureau will be able to answer to that. Have a great day. Regards. Eric.
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