The bishop of Coutances exercised ecclesiastical jurisdiction over the Channel Islands until the Reformationdespite the secular division of Normandy in Jazz festival[ edit ] Coutances is the location of Jazz sous les pommiers "Jazz under the apple trees"an annual jazz festival held since The final rupture occurred definitively in Jean Raspail and Jean-Pierre Thiollet may be mentioned among the authors invited in the last ten years.
The jetty was built between andfollowed by the quayside from to A medieval whaling economy[ edit ] Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue was a very active whaling center, as there was a dense population of the then common Gray Whale which is now extinct in the Atlantic. A French frigate squadron anchored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue was attacked by a British squadron at the Action of 15 Novemberwhich ultimately led to the destruction of the French ship French frigate Elisa Elisa.
The first of what may prove to be many more gray whales found its way through the now ice-free Northwest passage in  so perhaps they will eventually breed off Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue once more. It is in the Quettehou cantonof the Cherbourg arrondissement. Later on, breakwaters were added around the harbor.
The town was destroyed by invading Normans inwho later established settlements and incorporated the whole peninsula into the Duchy of Normandy in On 3 June during a heated battle with the Anglo-Dutch fleet, twelve French ships were sunk in the vicinity of the Island of Tatihoujust off the coast of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.
Coutances houses a well-known botanical garden and an art museum. The port at night The harbor was developed during the course of the 19th century.
The surrounding region, called in Latin the pagus Constantinus subsequently became known as the Cotentin Peninsula. Toponymy[ edit ] Saint-Vaast is the Norman name of Saint Vedast and Hougue is a Norman language word meaning a "mound" or "loaf" and comes from the Old Norse word haugr. The festival traditionally takes place during the week of Ascension.
Inthe port was closed off with two large hydraulic gates which keep the water level constant at low tide.
Sights[ edit ] Coutances Cathedral is one of the major buildings of Norman architecture and contains a chapel and stained glass dedicated to Saint Marcouf.
History[ edit ] American armored and infantry forces pass through Coutances, France, in July Capital of the Unellia Gaulish tribethe town was given the name of Constantia in during the reign of Roman emperor Constantius Chlorus.
This allowed the construction of a large marina which can accommodate yachts, including moorings for visitors. The island of Tatihou forms part of the Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue commune. The raid failed thanks to the effort of Neel who exterminated the invaders at the Battle of Val-de-Saire.
The town had a population of 2, in Following the French defeat, two fortified towers were built from onwards on the mound at La Hougue and Tatihou Island by a student of Vauban, Benjamin de Combes, in order to defend the bay. Nowadays, the post is shared by fishing boats and yachts.Coutances (French pronunciation:) is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France.
Bienvenue sur le site internet de la commune de Lessay (code postal ), pays du Cotentin dans le département de la Manche (50) et la région Basse-Normandie.
Pour votre séjour en Normandie, réservez facilement votre location de vacances parmi plus de hébergements. La ville de Lessay compte habitants. En terme de population, la commune de Lessay est la eme commune de France, la eme de Normandie et la 39 eme de la Manche.
La commune s'étend sur kilomètres carrés, la densité de la population est donc de 77 ha/km 2.
Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue is a commune in the Manche department in Normandy in north-western France. Découvrez Lessay vue du ciel sur la page des photos satellites de Lessay. Cadastre de Lessay Retrouvez le cadastre ainsi que le plan des parcelles de la ville de Lessay sur la page du cadastre Lessay.Download