Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barfleur at 9 km and Cherbourg at 25 km.

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction )

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

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at 25 km (direction west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of interest...

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Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands of...

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Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 45 km (direction south-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of roman style...

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at 54 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

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at 54 km (direction east-south-east), in the Calvados department

Arromanches is well known as the town where the Mulberry Harbour was...

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Markets in and near Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

Market days in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (0km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (2km)
  • Saint-Pierre-Eglise: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (16km)
  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (20km)
  • Cherbourg: market Tuesday & Thursday all day & Thursday all day & Sunday (25km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (28km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (29km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (32km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France

What to do at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (0km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (50km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Bayeux) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château des Ravalet (23km)
  • Château de Beaurepaire (28km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (35km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (42km)
  • Plantbessin (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (25km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (52km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Valognes (16km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is in the north of France at 54 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is 275 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

Canton: Quettehou

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50550

Distance to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 275 km

from Calais: 269 km

from Nice: 922 km

from Bordeaux: 531 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anneville-en-Saire, Aumeville-Lestre, Crasville, La Pernelle, Le Vicel, Morsalines, Quettehou and Reville.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue