Cap de la Hague

Cherbourg
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Great Outdoors

Perhaps the most stunning section of the Cotentin Peninsula, the Cap de la Hague is teaming with beautiful flora and diverse wildlife. An important site for migrating birds, it is perfect for those who enjoy bird-watching as the terns, swifts and swallows swoop over the sea and alongside the cliffs.

The wild moorland is perfect for hiking and coastal walks, or you can explore the variety of sandy or pebbled beaches below, looking up at the great cliff-faces such as le Nez Jobourg which are amongst the highest cliffs in continental Europe.

Nearby attractions

This lovely house, bought in 1970 by the poet and film scriptwriter Jacques Prévert, was where he lived until his death in 1977. His workshop has been reconstructed to illustrate his amazing artistic career, particularly his...

Millet, whose paintings include l'Angelus and Glaneuses was born here in 1814. His family home in this country hamlet has now been restored and has a collection of furniture including items seen in some of his paintings.

Cherbourg has been an important naval base since the 19th century and it was Napoleon himself who pushed for Cherbourg to be a major transatlantic port by creating large artifical breakwaters.

Cherbourg's markets are mainly held in the Place du Gaulle, which is named after the great French hero and has, at different times in history, been known as Castle Square and Freedom Square.

Places to visit nearby

Cherbourg, in Normandy, is a port town with a seafaring history that is second to none.

Carentan in Normandy is a quaint town surrounded by vast wetlands and marshes teeming with wildlife - but it is most famous as the site of the Battle of Carentan during the Battle of Normandy in WW2.

Coutances in Normandy is an historical market town, set amongst beautiful countryside and close to the coast, that is famous for its beautiful cathedral.

Nearby events

French-Dutch Festival

From Bayeux to Eindhoven, with love.For the 7th anniversary of the twinning of the city of Bayeux...

Rendez-vous à la Cathédrale 2019, Un arbre en liberté, light show

A magical and colourful sight.In Bayeux, freedom is deeply rooted! On the monumental Tree of...