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The Cap de la Hague, stroll to the end of world

The Cap de la Hague, stroll to the end of world

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The Cap de la Hague, stroll to the end of world

When I came to Cherbourg, in France, I had the chance to be with a talented photographer in the region. For a whole after noon until the nightfall, he showed me around the Cap de la Hague and its surroundings. The Cap de la Hague is the tip of the Cotentin Peninsula in Normandy: “Viking Earth” par excellence, descending of Norman. The scenery is go the side of the Bay Ecalgrain between Joburg and Auderville: we can imagine in Ireland.

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The Hague has steep cliffs at the foot of which there is a succession of bays, large beaches, islets and rocky flats, massive dunes, shingle strikes back coastal marshes and wooded valleys. The coast is also decorated with small ports and anchorages. The Hague has retained intact its landscape with its dry stone walls demarcating plots since the French Revolution, and its traditional habitat, stone with blankets slate cemented blue shale, grouped in hamlets snuggled at the discretion of the reliefs to protect sea winds. So today, coastal fringes, dotted with blockhouses few remnants of the Atlantic Wall, kept a traditional look, and nearly half of the haguaise coast belongs to the Coastal Conservancy.

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At the Hague there were many smuggling activities that were conducted there, as evidenced by the coastal footpath. Many caves, located in the rocks, allowed smugglers to hide themselves and their cargo, waiting for the right moment to pass on the nearby islands. The coastal footpath is now a hiking trail that reveals the Cap de la Hague in the best way possible.

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Access:

By train: from Paris Saint-Lazare, 3:15 to Cherbourg

From the bus station of Cherbourg, the MANEO bus takes you in less than an hour to Auderville

By road: the Cap de la Hague is 3 h 45 from Paris (via the A 13 and N 13 from Caen, and after Cherbourg, D 901), 2 hours 30 by Rennes highway A 84

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