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5 Things to Do on Tatihou Island

Up-to-Date 2024  –  By Culture Francia Team

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What to See & Do

Tatihou Island Overall Appeal ★★★☆☆

  Name Appeal Type Visit Cost
01 Crossing at Low Tide ★★☆☆☆ Hiking Self Free
02 Island Outline ★★☆☆☆ Hiking Self Free
03 Vauban Tower ★★☆☆☆ Panorama Self Paid
04 Maritime Garden ★★☆☆☆ Garden Self Paid
05 Maritime Museum ★☆☆☆☆ Museum - History Self Paid

01. Crossing at Low Tide

Tatihou Island at low tide, showing exposed seaweed beds and a distant view of a historic tower.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Hiking

Visit Self
Cost Free

Walking to Tatihou Island at low tide is a unique experience and you’ll pass through oyster farms along the way. This adventure adds a fun twist to your visit and is a great start to the island’s exploration.

⚠️ Wearing water-resistant shoes is recommended.


02. Island Outline

Aerial outline of Tatihou Island, highlighting its coastal landscape and historic buildings surrounded by the sea.

Appeal ★★★☆☆
Type Hiking

Visit Self
Cost Free

Hiking around Tatihou Island offers great coastal and sea views. The trail goes through sandy beaches, rocky shores, and lush greenery.

03. Vauban Tower

Vauban Tower on Tatihou Island, a historic fortification with surrounding ruins, set against a backdrop of the ocean.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Panorama

Visit Self
Cost Paid

The Vauban Tower on Tatihou Island is another historical fort by Vauban. It gives insights into old coastal defenses and offers stunning views.

04. Maritime Garden

Lush maritime garden on Tatihou Island with diverse plant species and a bright green lawn under a clear sky.

Appeal ★★☆☆☆
Type Exotic Garden

Visit Self or Guided
Cost Free or Paid

The Maritime Garden on Tatihou Island showcases a variety of coastal plants and flowers.

05. Maritime Museum

Exhibit at the Maritime Museum on Tatihou Island, featuring a detailed wooden ship model and historical maritime drawings.

Appeal ★☆☆☆☆
Type Maritime History

Visit Self
Cost Paid

The Maritime Museum on Tatihou Island features exhibits on the region’s nautical history. It has artifacts, models, and displays that tell the island’s maritime story. The museum is educational for all ages.

Must Read Practical Info

Open the link below (in French), use your browser’s translate function and read the information in order to know how to get to the island.

Tatihou Island practical info


Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is the mainland town from which visitors access Tatihou Island. It is mainly known for its charming marina.

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