Upper Normandy Gites

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Upper Normandy

The Upper Normandy region has a rich and exciting history, evident in the historic buildings that you’ll find throughout. Strong fortresses contrast with elegant castles, and France’s tallest cathedral tower can be seen in the city of Rouen. Though parts of Upper Normandy were destroyed through the war, the region is now a place of peace and beauty.

If you’re staying in a gite or holiday cottage in Upper Normandy, then you’ll want to make sure that you set aside some time to sample cheeses and Normandy ciders. If you’re very lucky, you might also get to enjoy the Rouen Armada – a sailing festival that takes place once every five years, on the River Seine.

The department of Eure is mostly made up of peaceful wooded valleys, with occasional castles and historic houses. The most popular of all Eure attractions is the town of Giverny, famed as the hometown of Impressionist artist Claude Monet. You can visit Monet’s house, which is now a museum, and its surrounding floral gardens which can be seen in many of the artist’s most famous paintings. If museums and art galleries aren’t your thing, then why not enjoy a day on one of Eure’s golf courses?

If you’re looking for something more, then the Chocolatrium awaits with its chocolate factory, museum, and hourly tasting sessions to encourage you to give up on your diet.¬† Once you’ve finished eating chocolate, why not schedule a day out at the Biotropica Zoological Conservatory? With indoor and outdoor walkways, and a mini farm for the kids, it’s one tropical garden zoo attraction that you won’t want to miss.

Seine Maritime is a coastal department with beautiful limestone cliffs, and countryside surroundings that wouldn’t look out of place in Cornwall, Dorset or Devon. Long and lazy days can be whiled away on the beaches or coastal paths, where you can walk with your loved one or share happy moments with your children. At the Gateway to Normandy, you’ll be able to try a whole host of water sports and outdoor activities. Very similar to Durdle Door in Dorset, the √Čtretat Cliff is an iconic natural landmark. There are very few big attractions to distract you from open-air activities, though you might want to plan a visit to the colourful Parc du Bocasse theme park with its rides for every age group.

Gites, cottages and villas are very popular with the British due to the ease of access. To see our range of self catering holiday rental properties, click on the link below.

Areas of Upper Normandy

Eure
The department of Eure is mostly made up of peaceful wooded valleys, with occasional castles and historic houses. The most popular of all Eure attractions is the town of Giverny, famed as the hometown of Impressionist artist Claude Monet.

Seine Maritime
Seine Maritime is a coastal department with beautiful limestone cliffs, and countryside surroundings that wouldn't look out of place in Cornwall, Dorset or Devon. Long and lazy days can be whiled away on the beaches or coastal paths.