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This village’s haven extends over about 100 hectares and is a maritime hunting preserve which provides a place of safety for game and migrating birds. At high tide, before the tourist road was built, the sea would cover the haven right up to the edge of the villages of Marequière, La Hougue, La Barbotterie and Fort-Ecu. In La Barbotterie it is possible to make out the old moorings for Geffosses port.

Ever since the haven was closed by the tourist road in 1970, the extraction of gravel and tangue has stopped. The village of Fort-Ecu owes its name to Jean de Fortescu who took part in the Battle of Hastings and saved the life of William the Conqueror, who would have died if Richard LE FORT hadn’t shielded the Duke with his “escu” (shield).

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