Ile Tatihou (30k)

Great Outdoors

This island has a maritime museum with archaeological collections as well as boats and fishing equipment. The site also has a bird-watching observatory, a shipyard and marine botanical gardens.

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.

Bayeux in Normandy is a beautiful medieval city, brimming with history, and is the home of the famous Bayeux Tapestry.

Nearby attractions

The Memorial de la Liberté Retrouvée uses a 1000m modern exhibition space to tell the chronological story of WW2 in Normandy.

The Crisbecq artillery battery was built in 1942 by the Todt organisation and has placements for 21-cm Skoda guns.

The Azeville battery with its 4 Schneider cannons was at the heart of the action during the D-Day Landings on Utah Beach in June 1944. Explore the 350m of underground passages using an audioguide and see a film about the...