Popular Lettings in Upper Normandy
Highlights in Upper Normandy
- Les cliaises d'Etretat
- Château Gaillard
- Le Havre
Most popular in Upper Normandy
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Upper Normandy
It is difficult to set one's heart on a single holiday destination, as the region is so rich, shared between its coastal treasures and its towns and countryside brimming with history and culture. Rouen, of course, will be an excellent choice to enjoy a holiday rental nestled in the centre of Basse-Normandie, and therefore very practical to explore the countryside of Roumois. However, most of the available and sought-after locations are on the English Channel and its spectacular coastline which attracts so many visitors around Etretat, of course, but also in the Le Havre region.Charming holiday rentals between land and sea
A desire for the open sea and sea air? The Côte d'Albâtre is full of holiday rentals with a beautiful view of the English Channel and only a few hundred metres from the shore. Possibility to select several options according to your wishes, such as the number of rooms, air conditioning, the possibility to bring your pet, etc. To taste the charms of the Norman bocage, there is nothing better than to set your heart on a traditional residence in the region, with a half-timbered facade and thatched roof! Rustic exterior appearance, but modern and comfortable interior, they welcome you for a fantastic stay in a generous environment.
Holidays in Haute-Normandie
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Haute-Normandie amazes visitors with its impressive chalk-coloured cliffs and its wild and oversized appearance! The famous Côte d'Albâtre nevertheless has some small pleasant beaches in Etretat, Yport, and Saint-Valéry-en-Caux, where you can swim and enjoy the summer atmosphere with your family. But Haute-Normandie is also the Seine valley and the countryside of the Vexin and Pays d'Ouche, in the Eure department. The most wooded part of the region, it is also a land of hilly agriculture, ideal for a stay close to nature. An exceptional historical and cultural heritage
Haute-Normandie will satisfy visitors in search of outstanding monuments such as the cathedrals of Rouen and Le Havre, in two totally different styles. The region is also closely linked to the Impressionist period and several sites related to this important artistic style can be visited, notably in Giverny and Le Havre. Concerning outdoor activities, lovers of walks will be delighted during an excursion to Bois de Moutier, Varangeville-sur-Mer, between sheer cliffs and pretty gardens, or by walking or cycling through the Brotonne national forest, the last green setting upstream from the Seine estuary.
Travellers and Activities
It is essential to take advantage of a stay in Haute-Normandie to taste the local culinary specialities, which are numerous and appetizing! While passing by the coast, why not enjoy a good Dieppe pot, a typical dish from the return fishing season, made up of noble fish and crustaceans. A region renowned for its dairy products, lovers of delicious cheeses will enjoy Neufchâtel, Pont-l'Evêque, and Livarot. And to finish off his meal in style, the older ones can try the famous Benedictine, a liqueur made of multiple herbs, a speciality of FécampHaute-Normandie for fans of French history.
For the majority of the French, the capital of Haute-Normandie, Rouen, is the tragic end of Joan of Arc, the Orléans flea. In the city, 600 years later, Jeanne is everywhere! Streets, squares, shops bear his name, and the Historial Joan of Arc will satisfy those curious about history. But Normandy also evokes the invasions of the Vikings, the "men of the north" who gave their name to this land, and their most illustrious descendants have left a legacy that can be admired at the castle of Falaise, and also in the city of Caen, founded by William the Conqueror himself
Surprisingly, Rouen, the city where the Orleans flea perishes, also houses the heart of the mythical King of England, Richard the Lionheart, in its cathedral!
Top 5 things to do in Haute-Normandie
A small village that became famous at the end of the 19th century thanks to the presence of renowned artists such as Maupassant, Flaubert, Monet, and Courbet, the former modest fishing port of Etretat has become an essential place for Norman tourism, especially for its spectacular alabaster cliffs and its beach!2. Explore Château Gaillard
Nestled along a meander of the Seine, the ruins of this imposing fortress of the Vexin, built in the 12th century by Richard the Lionheart, inspired romantic writers from across the Channel as well as some impressionist painters.3. Spend a day in Rouen
The former capital of the Duchy of Normandy is a city with an exceptional history and heritage. Its Notre-Dame cathedral is the highest in France! Another unmissable site is the Gros Horloge, which is the city's most emblematic monument and testifies to its past opulence. The courthouse, the former parliament of Normandy, is also worth a look.4. Visit Monet's house in Giverny
Located in the Eure department, the small commune of Giverny is home to the Claude Monet Foundation. You can admire the house and the magnificent garden where the illustrious painter lived and refined his famous impressionist paintings throughout the world.5. A break in downtown Le Havre
The largest port in Normandy, Le Havre is an original city that is worth a visit. Shaped by the architect Auguste Perré after the Second World War, its concrete city centre is part of UNESCO's heritage. Le Havre also has an important museum of modern art with a rich Impressionist collection