In 1692 the naval Battle of La Hougue took place between the English and the French close to the island of Tatihou. The so-called Vauban Tower (Tour Vauban de Tatihou) was built in 1694. In 1756 the surroundings of La Hougue were defended by many batteries and forts, but the lack of regular maintenance ensured that these quickly fell into disrepair. In 1720 Tatihou was used for quarantining plague victims from Marseilles.

Vauban Tower is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vauban Fortifications around the France.

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Founded: 1694
Category: Castles and fortifications in France

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Isabelle Lecuyer (6 months ago)
To see for nature lovers very beautiful landscapes ?
Jean-Luc (6 months ago)
Beautiful gardens. To visit absolutely.
Sylvaine Sylvaine (6 months ago)
Disappointed, little explanation, no guided tour, moreover very aggressive seagull nesting period...and the boat's reception desk not very pleasant.
Florence Leroyee (6 months ago)
At the top to relax .... the marine museum is great .... The welcome for the rooms and the pleasant restaurant
Ludo lemaire (20 months ago)
Je l'ai fait avec mon ecole super beau et refaire
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