Tatihou, the charming island in the northeastern Cotentin
Only one kilometer from the port of Saint Vaast, the island of Tatihou is full of incredible sites not to be missed. It owes its name to the Vikings of the Normandy coast in the 9th century. Spread over nearly 28 hectares, the key words are nature and history. You can find seabirds in particular thanks to the ornithological reserve, behind the Vauban tower.
The old lazaretto, dating from 1723, was transformed into a maritime museum after having been used to prevent the spread of the plague. You can visit a botanical garden, a naval carpentry workshop and also find buildings intended for the accommodation of tourists.