Already present at the 2007 event, the sustainable development Village is taking on even greater importance for this second edition of the Raid Bleu Normandie. Set up in the heart of the town, just behind the harbour, it is to become the focus of attention with many innovations. Various areas dedicated to the theme of sustainable development will allow the visitors to find information and to become aware of what is at stake today...
An occasion to leaf through magazines and books and look at photographic exhibitions. The Book Show will also enable the visitor to discover authors, who are particularly sensitive to the question of the protection of our planet. The aim of the show: to allow the reader to discover authors, but also practical solutions to transform their ideals into concrete measures.
A presentation of useful and practical objects using clean technology. There will also be many demonstrations and the possibility of buying some objects.
Children will be able to build and sail solar powered boats… There will also be an exhibition of satellite imagery by Spot Images (which offers geographical products and services using satellite photos of the Earth), as well as technical data about global warming, a presentation of the activities of the Surfrider Foundation Europe, and many other events.
Some people say that the oysters from Saint-Vaast are to these delicacies what the top vineyards of Burgundy are to French wines. However, there will not only be oysters present here: Norman know-how can be found in other areas of gastronomy too: cider, crępes, local cold meats, dairy produce, other products from the sea will offer this sustainable village a mouth-watering delight.
Of course, such an event could not be organised without the involvement of local associations, who wish to reveal the many different facets of Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue and the Saire Valley.