Cotentin and local products
In the North Cotentin, at the Saint Vaast la Hougue campsite, taste the best regional dishes of Normandy. During your stay at the campsite, discover the richness of the Cotentin gastronomy.
Normandy’s culinary specialities are surprisingly rich, colourful and gourmet… A round of exquisite flavours that your taste buds won’t soon forget!
Your local products at the Saint Vaast campsite
At the campsite, you will discover for example the famous Brioche du Vast, fish soup or fresh fish, lobster, crabs …. on the fishermen’s stalls every morning, directly on the quays of the port and on the market of Saint Vaast every Saturday morning.
You will find many products from the campsite’s partners: Cotentin cider with PDO, local beer from the Val de Saire, Chinquante, sweet delicacies from the Maison du Biscuit, Caramel d’Isigny, Charcuterie de la Trappe… Directly from the producer, taste local products in your campsite holiday rental.
The oyster of Saint Vaast
Raised in the open sea, both iodised and fleshy, the Saint-Vaast oyster is characterised by its nutty taste. It owes this aroma to the peculiarity of the Normandy coastline, whose coasts are swept by high tides and strong sea currents. To be eaten plain or with a dash of lemon and a good Isigny seaweed butter!
Cotentin ciders have the Appellation d’Origine Contrôlée Cidre Cotentin. At the Saint Vaast campsite, taste the cider from the Ferme de la Commanderie (located in Grosville, in the Hague), available for sale in our grocery shop throughout the season.
La Maison Gosselin, delicatessen in Saint Vaast La Hougue
One of the must-sees in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Maison Gosselin is one of the last remaining French family grocery shops. You will find products of rare quality: Camembert with raw milk from Normandy, Fish soup with Calvados and Fleur de Sel, Cassoulet or sauerkraut from the sea, andouille de Vire, rillettes of scallops with Normandy Pommeau… Now that your mouth is watering, all you have to do is follow the guide: “Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue Fort de ses délices” (Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue with its delights) :