Haute-Normandie Things to Do

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Haute-Normandie Things to Do

  • NOTREDAME CATHEDRAL

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    Rouen Things to Do

    just to say its a must to see ,and Rouen is one of my favorite cities in France, come here often even just for the market . The Cathedral is magnificent and recently clean and renovated. visits are done from April 1 to oct 31 from 7h30 to 19h weekdays, and from 8h to 18h Sundays and holidays. From November 1 to MArch 31 from 7h30- 12h and 14h-...

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  • Claude Monet's Gardens - Clos Normand

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    Giverny Things to Do

    I guess this is the most well known of Monet's garden. Just like many of us Photographer's, Monet, the Artist, was fascinated by the play of light and reflections of clouds on the water. He liked it so much, that in 1893 he acquired land at the bottom of the Clos Normand and created a Lake which then became his "water garden." He built a Japanese...

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  • Eglise Jeanne d'Arc - Vieux Marche

    Rouen Things to Do

    In the ancient Vieux-Marché of Rouen is this very modern church, which at first looks so out of place and yet after a few minutes looks not at all out of place. This is the site where Joan of Arc was burnt to death and so it seems fitting that a church dedicated to St Jeanne d'Arc should be on this spot, but before the second world war the church...

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  • Claude Monet House

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    Giverny Things to Do

    Of course, if you go to Monet's gardens, then you get to see Monet's House as this is included in the price. I found that most of the Tourist's were in the garden so the House wasn't crowded at all. No photo's were allowed. When Monet arrived in Giverny in 1883, the house looked different to what it is now. What I was seeing today, is just how...

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  • GROS HORLOGE

    Rouen Things to Do

    This is a symbol literally of the city, all come here to see it and for many years it was closed, now its open renovated, beautiful again. The Gothic belfry houses since its construction at the end of the 14th century, the communal bells and clock of the city. The big clock is a pavilion of the Renaissance that crosses the street by a low arch....

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  • Claude Monet Water Lily Pond

    Giverny Things to Do

    If the Japanese Bridge is familiar through frequent reproduction so too are the Lily Ponds which provided the subject matter for Monet's mamoth work - the collection of Nymphéas. For this project he had built a special studio, with curved walls large enough on which create the huge paintings destined for the oval halls at the Orangerie in the...

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  • The abbey church of Saint-Ouen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rouen Things to Do

    More impressive than Rouen's Notre Dame Cathedral is, in my opinion, the Abbey Church of St Ouen. It's also HUGE! This grand old church, built in the Norman Gothic style, was started in 1318. The hundred years war interrupted the work and it wasn't completed until the 15th century. The church was originally part of the benedictine abbey dedicated...

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  • Claude Monet Museum

    Giverny Things to Do

    Crossing a tunnel under the road D5, you arrive to the JARDIN D'EAU. Monet brought this land in 1895 when he was very famous so he could create a small lake and to plant the Nynpheas. Over the lake he built a Japanese Bridge which you can see in many of his paintings.

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  • OTHER CHURCHES

    Rouen Things to Do

    one of the icon churches of Rouen. another must see while in town. Open from April 1 to October 31 Saturdays and Sundays from 10h- 12h and 14h-18h. From November 1 to March 31 open Saturdays and Sundays from 10h-12h and 14h-17h30. It is closed from mondays to fridays and Dec 25 and Jan 1. A bit of history Saint-Maclou Church is dedicated to a...

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  • Claude Monet's Tomb

    Giverny Things to Do

    Up in the cemetary behind the old church on the edge of Giverny village is the gravestone marking where the Impressionist artist Claude Monet is buried. A visit to this churchyard was interesting not only to see his and his family's burial site and memorial but also the tributes to those killed in the area during the conflicts of War World 2.

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  • Saint-Maclou's Aître

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    Rouen Things to Do

    AITRE SAINT MACLOU Originally aitre (Atrium Latin: central square enclose at the entrance of a Roman villa and by extrapolation of a church) was a cemetery. Traced back to 1348, for the black plague. But the current appearance dates back to the 16th century of a new outbreak of plague . The cimetiére became too small (2/3 of people losing life...

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  • Japanese Bridge

    Giverny Things to Do

    You must see, and perhaps walk over, what must be one of the most famous bridges in the world. It is reproduced for Calendars, birthday cards, umbrellas, chocolate boxes and biscuit tins ... and more. The strong overgrowth above, below and all around, creates a a kind of tropical feel - particularly on this very damp, humid day. It was here in...

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  • ARCHITECTURE

    Rouen Things to Do

    Yet another masterpiece of the flamboyant Gothic style which has been so popular in Rouen's history it seems, the Palais de Justice (Law Courts) was little more than a bombed out shell at the end of the second world war. Since then the building has been painstakingly restored (save a few bullet holes and scars of shell damage on the facade facing...

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  • Hotel Baudy

    Giverny Things to Do

    After Monet became an established artist, he influenced many American artists with his style of painting. Many of them (Sargent, Metcalf, Ritter, Taylor, and Wendel) made their way down to Normandy, met up with Monet and hung out at this placed called Hotel Baudy. Of course, they lived there too since Monet himself was not a hospitable host! In...

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  • CITY SCENES

    Rouen Things to Do

    Numerous works of art are displayed at Musée des Beaux-Arts. Pieces from Rubens, Caravaggio, Poussin, Corot and others are housed here. There is an entire area devoted to the works of Géricault, and included amongst them is a portrait of Delacroix. There are several Impressionist works here as well, including several versions of the Rouen Cathedral...

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  • Museum of American Arts

    Giverny Things to Do

    "A century ago, American artists working together int the impressionist style formed a colony in Giverny, home to Claude Monet. In homage to historic presence, the MAAD has welcomed visitors to discover American art from 1750 to the present since 1992." The museum is closed between November and March!

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  • Foundation Claude Monet

    Giverny Things to Do

    A visit to The Foundation of Claude Monet is a treat for impressionist fans. The home has been restored beautifully containing photos of the man himself, walls painted as vibrantly as his garden and copious Japanese prints that Monsieur Monet was so fond of.

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  • Abbey Saint George de Boscherville

    another masterpiece abbey you all need to see, Open every day except for 25th December and 1st January. From 1st November to 31st March: from 14h to 17h. From 1st April to 31st October: from 9h to 18h30. Admission is - From 1st April to 31st October: 6€- From 1st November to 31st March: 5.50€guide yourselves with the panels for do it yourself and...

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  • Abbey at Jumiéges

    a wonderful abbey destroyed during the French revolution, never rebuilt but still traces of its once grand statute.you have the area all to yourself. It is open every day from 9h30 to 18h30 from April 15 to september 15, and from 9h30-13h and 14h30-17h30 from April 14 to September 16; admission is 6€ adults as of today, check the site for the...

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  • Palais Bénédictine, Fécamp

    a must a wonderful place to visit. I been here then came with the boys and love it, whenever in the area do stop by;more info on the tourist office in Frenchhttp://www.fecamptourisme.com/culture_patrimoine/musees.phpA visit here allows you to discovered the distillery and know about the liquor/ It ,also, houses a museum of sacre arts with...

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  • Abbatiale de la Trinité, Fécamp

    This is a nice building abbey de la Trinité at Fécamp in Haute Normandie. One of the pleasant towns in the region. It has the interesting story of a cerf or deer sculpture not really sure how it was done or when.! It has a long history of NOrmandy within it, and nice cloisters and organ not to mention the main character William the Conqueror.a bit...

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  • Abbey Church of Saint Taurin, Evreux

    This is a wonderful Church and Worth a detour, I have been in the city but cannot find more pictures, its one of the cities I do stopped by often.ITs one of the highlights of visiting the city so highly recommended on your way to from Paris and Normandy.Saint Taurin was the first bishop of Évreux. We know nothing of him otherwise that the Duke of...

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  • Maison Claude Monet

    this is the pilgrimage of all lovers of the impressionist painting school and especially of local leyend Claude Monet. this is his history and my hommage. I used to go here a lot for even lunch or see the museum when lived not too far.The House where Claude Monet lived from 1883 to 1926, is refitted as he lived it ,keeping the pink plaster,...

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  • musée d'Evreux;museum of History and...

    a museum of history and art next to the Cathedral. Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h- 12h and 14h- 18h free admission! Closed Jan 1, May 1, Nov 1 and 11, Dec 25Founded in 1873, the Museum of Évreux is installed since 1961 in the former Bishop's Palace, building built around 1600 on the grounds of the low Roman empire by Raoul de Fou (Bishop of...

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  • The Docks , le Havre

    This is a mix place, it can be shopping, nightlife, restaurants,or as I have determine put in The Things to Do, as many things can be done for the entire day and night here. It is a magical place good for the whole family and else. They used to be the old docks thereby the name, but now renovated kept and re use as a wonderful complete arts...

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  • Musée d'Arts Moderne André Malraux-Le...

    We had no time to go in this time so photos to come, but it is a must in the city one of the best museum on modern art.This year is the event of Camille Pissaro 110 years after the visit b the painter. Overlooking the sea is already wonderful, inside is magical, really need to see it. And I again.You will see works by Pissaro, Boudin,...

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  • Marché aux poissons-Le Havre

    well this is a thing to do and shopping, but some most come here and dont cook I amputting it hereit is a historical place in town,known by all, and a must to come here when in the city. It is by the pont du docteur paul denis and in front of the famous Maison de l'Armateur,the fisherman come here with their fresh catch, and open up on the stalls...

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  • The beautiful Cathedral-Evreux

    One of the best in Normandy for sure. A must to seeborn out of rivalty between the kings of France and the Dukes of Normandy that became kings of England. The Cathedral as a building was first mentioned in 912AD by Guillaume de Jumièges. It was rebuilt in the 11C ,burn by Henry I king of England in 1119AD, the church rebuilt again between 1125 and...

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  • Visit the Chateau de Beaumesnil

    The Chateau de Beaumesnil makes for a great visit. The castle, the gardens and the interiors can be visited as well as a bookbinding museum. It is a Louis XIII style castle and is nicknamed the "Versailles Normand", that says it all !

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  • Itineraires impressionnistes

    You've perhaps been to the museums or you took a course in art history...it's just not the same as seeing why they painted here.Several towns in Haute Normandy will help you to understand. The light is just so special in Le Havre or in Etretat...they made great paintings and I think that you will be inspired here as well. Light and shadow, you...

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  • Etretat, majesty of the sea !

    Don't stay in Normandy without making a stop over in Etrat. The cliffs are here simply majestuous ! Take your time and simply enjoy !

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  • Take the Abbey Route

    Just down river on the Seine are several churches and ruins of powerful medieval monasteries. If you are traveling by car plan a day either from the from the city or en rote to or from it. The ruins are a delightful way to study the period architectures both Gothic and Romanesque. In St.-Martin a fine church is intact and as a dividend you will see...

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  • Visit Rouen

    Rouen is a flourishing port city (100+K pop) on the lower navigable reaches of the Seine. It is close enough to Paris to make it a carefully planned day trip, but there is so much to see and do in the city that it is really worth two days of sightseeing and at least one night or even two. It has a famous cathedral and a good Art Museum and...

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  • Saint Wandrille Rancon

    The third abbey that you meet along the D982 is the one of Saint Wandrille Rancon. It was built between 13th and 14th century and destroyed during the French Revolution. Today about 50 Benedectine monks live in the complex.More information on my Saint Wandrille Rancon page.

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  • Jumièges

    The town of Jumiegès is famous for the ruins of its abbey. It was built in 700 AD and destroyed during the French Revolution. The abbaye is located about 15 Km from Rouen along D982.More information on my Jumièges page.

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  • Saint Martin de Boscherville

    In the small village of Saint Martine de Boscherville you can see the wonderful abbey of Saint George of Boscherville. It was built in 1114 upon the site of a pagan sanctuary and it is one of the best examples of Norman Gothic architecture. The white interior is great. Very interesting is the gardenMore information on the Saint Martin de...

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  • Yport

    Yport is a very small town located between Fecamp and Etretat.The town is set among two cliffs. To visit Yport is as to make a footstep to the beginnings of the 19th century where the painters flowed in mass to engrave on table these beautiful landscapes. A great experience!!More information on my Yport page.

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  • Fecamp

    The town of Fécamp is located near the most beautiful bluffs of all Normandie from which you can see wonderful landscape. But the town is famous thanks the Abbatiale de la Sainte-Trinitè which was the most important place of pilgrimage before the construction of Le Mont Saint Michel. Interesting is also the Palais Benedectine.More information on my...

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  • Rouen: what to see

    - the Gros Horloge; - the Gothic Church of Saint Maclou; - the Church of Saint Ouen- Place du Vieux Marché with the modern church of Saint Joan of Arc.More information on my Rouen page.

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  • Rouen

    The wonderful town of Rouen was one of the largest and most prosperous cities of medieval Europe. It was one of the capitals of the Anglo-Norman dynasties, which ruled both England and large parts of modern France from the 11th century to the 15th century. It is in Rouen that the English burnt Joan of Arc in 1431. The town was heavily damaged...

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  • Les Andelys

    The town of Les Andelys is famous thanks the CHATEAU GAILLARD, a castle built in the 12th century by Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart) to protect the Duchy of Normandy from the French king Philip II. From the ruins of the castle you can see a wonderful landscape over the town and the Seine River.More informationa on my Les Andelys page.

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  • Giverny

    Giverny is a small village lies 80km from Paris. The village became famous thanks the Claude Monet's garden and home. Monet came to live here in 1890 when he bought the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint. The artist lived in Giverny until his death in 1926.More information on my Giverny page.

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  • Etretat

    Etretat is a lovely little town, my favorite of all I saw in Normandie. Enjoy walking by its coast and wandering around the town.One of the buildings that really called my attention was a house called "La Salamandre". It is a hotel and a restaurant too, but we only could see its facade. Another visit you should do is to the market, in the center of...

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  • Visit Fécamp

    In the way to etretat you can stop in Fecamp. It is quite bigger than Etretat and it has a harbour, a castle, museums...We only did a little tour by car through the city and stopped near the beach because our destiny was etretat. But if you have time the city is a good touristic point.

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  • Visit Evreux

    The center of Evreux is quite interesting, specially the center sorrounding the cathedral. Wander around its streets and the river and taste its omelettes with a glass of wine.

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Haute-Normandie Hotels

  • Hotel Cardinal

    about 50.00 US dollars or less...Under 300 french francs for one Magnificent and modern marble...

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  • La Musardiere

    123, rue Claude Monet, Giverny, 27620, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Hotel Dormy House Etretat

    Route du Havre, Etretat, Haute-Normandie, 76790, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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