Organized by Jérôme, "La Route des Caps" outing allowed us to discover the Normandy coast around Cherbourg.
After a picnic at Flamanville Castle, we visited the information centre of the Flamanville nuclear power plant. Discovery of cutting-edge technology, screening of a film on the construction of the power plant and the future of the site with the new generation reactor on the programme.
We then reached Cherbourg by the coast via La Hague, the nose of Jobourg, Cape Goury (what a view!) and Jacques Prévert's house in Ormonville-la-Petite.
Arrived in Cherbourg, we visited exclusively for ourselves the submarine "Le Redoutable" exhibited at the Cité de la Mer. The first nuclear submarine missile launcher (SNLE), was in operation from 1971 to 1991.
The day ended with a good meal.
Sunday, direction Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue to spend the day on the island of Tatihou. We reached the island at low tide with a wheelboat (unique in France). Theatre of the Battle of La Hougue in 1692, the island was fortified by Vauban. A lazaret is then built to collect quarantined crews. Today, the island is an area protected by the coastal conservatory.