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Cape Hague is a 25.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sainte-Croix-Hague, Normandy, France that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking.

Length 25.3 mi Elevation gain 3,028 ft Route type Loop



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Go in the footsteps of the knight of the moor, who haunts the countryside of the Hague the nights of storm. This long circuit can be practiced by bike. Dotted with many interesting sites, it gives you the different faces of the Hague: wild or industrial, poet or prehistoric. Sainte-Croix-Hague is a culminating point at a place called Les Camps. This high position earned him to be , throughout history, the rallying point of the invaders. The bell tower of the church is original in the shape of a bulb and dates from 1734. The famous painter of the nineteenth century, Jean-François Millet, was born in Gréville. His childhood in an area where life was hard for farmers marked his austere and religious work, like his famous "Gleaners" or "The Angelus". Eculleville is the smallest commune in the canton of Beaumont-Hague with 47 inhabitants. On its coast, the bay of Quervière is a space of rare beauty. Look at the little church built on the heights of the village. Roman Polanski shot the scene of the wedding of "Tess". Jacques Prévert, great poet of the twentieth century, lived in Omonville-la-Petite his last years. His house can be visited in the hollow of a valley overlooking St. Martin's Cove. He is buried in the cemetery with his family and his friend Alexandre Trauner, who had recommended the region. This great film designer has made the region known to many filmmakers who will shoot famous films (Tess Polanski, The Routes of the South, Losey). The factory before which you pass is the famous reprocessing plant of the Hague, which processes spent fuel from several countries, including Japan. Around 6000 people work on its 300 ha. She can be visited by appointment. It dates from 1966. From here, you see the beautiful beach of Vauville, conducive to all water sports and right down the descent and the small port of Houguet, very active at the time of the contraband tobacco with Alderney. Indeed, skimmers, wreckers and smugglers have long been the emblematic figures of these coasts. "Pouquelées", but what does that mean? It comes from "coupled" that is to say, assembled to form a covered walkway. This is a magical place, probably a burial site dating from the Neolithic, 4,500 years ago. Notable points nearby: Vauville: Benedictine Priory Saint-Michel, Castle of the 15th and 17th century with its botanical garden, Nature reserve of the Mare de Vauville. Omonville-la-Rogue: Manor Tourp- House of the Hague, old manor house hosting exhibitions, Church of the thirteenth century and downtown coquettish Fort overlooking the fishing port and marina. Jobourg: Twelfth-century church represented by JF Millet, Jobourg's nose and ornithological reserve from which you can see crested cormorants, great crows, herring gulls. Protected nest, colonies of seabirds, seagulls, cormorants enjoy the view and the protected area to establish their broods. Beaumont-Hague: Castle, Ferme de la Madeleine, aquatic center Océalis HagueDick, very old fortifications (can be built by the viking) and which originally cut the Hague in two. The soil is still visible in places,

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