Discover the precious landscape of the Hague peninsula and the green Norman countryside, passing by some charming villages.
The rugged austerity of the Hague peninsula is in complete contrast to the verdant area of Contentin. The coastline here is a mosaic of breathtaking scenery interspersed with an occasional headland. This wild outpost is one of craggy cliffs, hewn by the wind and rain, and of small parcels of land, divided by dry stone walls. The particular charm of the Hague has inspired numerous writers and artists: most notably François Millet and Jacques Prévert.
Leave Cherbourg along the coast, passing the village of Greville Hague, home of the painter Jean François Millet, we arrive in Auderville and Port Racine, which is said to be the smallest port in France. Then driving along the coast, the Jobourg Point comes into view. Called in French "Nez de Jobourg" (Jobourg nose), the place is surely one of the most impressive sights of the region. There, the giant cliffs tower to 127 meters while in the village, the Romanesque church has features in the paintings of Millet. Before to drive back you will have a crepe tasting with hot drink in a Restaurant overloking on the Cap de la Hague and Aurigny Island.
We then continue our road through the green Norman countryside, passing by the villages of Vauville and Biville before returning to Cherbourg.
Note: Tour involves approximately 1 mile of walking over cobblestone and even surfaces with 5 - 10 steps.