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Old 21 June 2013, 14:35   #21
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Yes, I was trying to remember the name of that hotel/restaurant and knew it had something to do with flowers !! It's just around the corner from the CdP and a good choice. I have stayed there also and it is more convenient than the Granitiere as you won't have any wheels and you won't want to be getting taxis around.


The Vauban used to be the one to avoid. Restaurant was OK but I stayed there twice when St V was busy. One room was like a broom cupboard under the stairs and the second time was not much better
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Old 21 June 2013, 16:08   #22
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Sounds like a great trip, pencil me in , wouldn't mind popping over to Alderney also this summer - next nice weather window.............
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Yep, sounds great to me
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Definitely interested. Missed out on Alderney last year so would like to make crossing.
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This link gives some pilotage info on St Vaast.

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Old 22 June 2013, 08:37   #26
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Sounds good .!!
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Time to resurrect this thread. Still planning on going across in October. Hopefully this weather will last and we can have a decent run across. I will check with the hotel tomorrow and see what's available. Still fancy St Vaast as it has secure moorings and a choice of accommodation at reasonable prices.

Times for arrival and departure are fairly fixed due to lock openings and closing but does give an easy start on the Saturday and Sunday and not a bad finish time on the Sunday.

Hopefully we can get a bit of duty free whilst we're there just to show we've been , maybe even pick up a bottle of bubbly for AJ's stag do
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Sounds Good We should be up for it!
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Wish we could join you. Be sure to call in the oyster bar on the front, north end of the run of cafes & bars. The oysters are straight from the farm & half the price of the restaurants Have a bottle of the local cider, rather than wine to wash 'em down. We were in St Vaast earlier this month, & the poor state of the economy is starting to show, quite a few of the bars & cafes were boarded up. I've heard good reports about the restaurant "Fuschia" on the mainstreet behind the front, not been meself, but our French friends rate it. Gosselins food shop is worth a look on the same street, sort of a French Harrods food hall in miniature. Tatihou is stunning & you can walk across at low water, it's a bit like Lindisfarne. If you get chance, have a run down to Arromanche & see the Mulberry harbour, try & hit it at high water as it dries. Port-en-Bessin is worth a look around & there is a pontoon in the outer harbour now, so you don't have to go through the lock. Apparently there is good Bass fishing close inshore around the Illes Saint-Marcouf, not tried it, but we will next year.

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It appears St Vaast is quite popular in October !

Hotel de Granitiere has rooms from £55 whist HOTEL DE FRANCE ET DES FUCHSIAS has some rooms from 99 euros. Fuchsias is closer to the marina and has some good write ups. Will keep an eye on both over the next week to see how the bookings are going.
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