On the 1st and 2nd of April 2023, the island of Tatihou will host the 10th edition of the "Et Vole Éole" kite festival. To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the inscription of the Towers of La Hougue and Tatihou on the Unesco World Heritage List as Vauban's Fortifications, the festival will celebrate nature and the wind on the theme of fortifications this year.
Throughout the weekend, the island will be coloured from earth to sky with the wind gardens, windmills, kites, windsocks and other heterogeneous and ingenious creations made of recycled material: a magical show!
Workshops will be offered to children: they will be able to make and decorate their own kite. They will even be offered a first flight for their teddy bear, who will be able to fly on the back of a kite, with a selfie to prove it. The youngest children who have not yet mastered kite flying techniques can try their hand at making windmills or turnstiles.
"Et Vole Éole", April 1st and 2nd, from 10 am to 6 pm. Free event, boat to be paid for (reservation required).
Coastal observation towers
During each of his visits, Vauban described the harbour of Saint-Vaast as the "best and most secure in the kingdom" with natural protection from the Isle of Tatihou.