On the 17th of July 2022, La fête de la Mer (Sea celebration) will take place in Saint Vaast la Hougue : a must see during your summer holiday in Cotentin !
During the night between 16th to 17th of August, Saint Vaast will be decorated with thousand crepe-paper flowers : Shops, boats, houses, landmarks… Unique atmosphere and surroundings for along awaited event in Val de Saire. Almost a year of preparation for people living in St Vaast to make you celebrate the sea world and gather families and friends around the sea. This event, historically religious was aimed at paying tribute to fishermen. Nowadays « La fête de la mer » is : paying tribute to the sea in general.
Key moment : Boats blessing by La Manche bishop, at the end of the pier, juste near to Tatihou island. Each boat will parade in Saint-Vaast bay, from the harbour to Hougue tower, just next to the camping ! You also will be able to taste fresh seafood during this week end event.
As you know, in St Vaast, sea is a major asset : fishing, beaches, seafood restaurants, tourism, oisters, sailing…. The harbour is a must see when you come to the village. Here, time has stopped and traditionnal fishing is an important activity with almost 40 boats which work all year. With its famous stalls selling fresh fish every morning directly on the quays, from producer to consumer : lobsters, scallops, crabs, mussels, fish….
« Fête de la Mer » takes place only every 10 years, booking requests in rental, accomodation, rental of cottages, guest rooms, furnished apartments in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue are already numerous. Only 300m from Chapelle des marins, the Manche seaside camping is your ideal location to enjoy the Sea party in a maritime and family atmosphere. Do not hesitate any longer and book your rental accomodation in Saint Vaast la Hougue at 4 star La Gallouette camping site and go to Sea festival 2022 !