Getting Around Haute-Normandie

  • Rue de la Barre  drive to center
    Rue de la Barre drive to center
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  • the colorful LIA buses
    the colorful LIA buses
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  • the line 3 of LIA buses we took
    the line 3 of LIA buses we took
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    How to get in and out-Giverny

    by gwened Written Apr 10, 2014

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    This one if by popular demand as many ask in the forum, I used to lived not too far from here and came often ,even just to have lunch in the museum of the impressionists (old American painters museum).

    From Paris, other than checking the viamichelin route planner, you can go out from the bridge or pont de Saint-Cloud,and take autoroute of Normandie or A13 direction Rouen , until you hit exit or sortie 14 (Bonnières) or 16 (Douains). This section of the A13 is free of tolls until Mantes-la-Jolie about exit 13. You pay tolls about 2 euros or so, check for latest they go up often; once out of the A13 follow signs for Vernon or Giverny. You can avoid the tolls by exiting at Vernon and take the N15 by Rosny, Rolleboise ,and Bonnières. This road follows the curves of the river Seine.

    By train from Paris gare ST Lazare, see the schedules and prices here
    www.voyages-sncf.com
    you go to the station or gare de Vernon ,the ride is about 45 minutes. From Vernon you can take a taxi or walks to Giverny,navette bus or even a bike.
    You go over the bridge on the river Seine direction Beauvais, turn right into the road D5 for about 5 kms. If going by car you can park here for free. There is a big parking on this road facing the gardens of Monet and a smaller one facing the entrance to the Foundation Monet in the center of town. YOu can, also, park in the museum of impressionists or Musée des Impressionnismes.

    The navette Vernon to Giverny is by buses TVS from the bus station or gare routiére at Vernon Schedule and info webpage is here
    http://www.cape27.fr/Accueil/Transports/Reseau-TransCape/Rechercher-ligne-horaire/Vernon-Giverny2/(language)/fre-FR

    and this is the region public transport site for itineraries too
    http://www.atoumod.fr/atoumod_en/route/vuesearch

    taxis are available at Vernon and the charge is about 15 euros check for updates. The taxi stand is by the train station in Vernon and they mingle there on the arrival of the trains. There is another taxi stand by the place d'Evreux facing the post office.

    I come by car but not necessarily the one shown !
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    general transport on Haute Normandie

    by gwened Written Jul 7, 2013

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    you can always have the train,
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/Haute_Normandie/fr/Default.aspx
    you can find your station in the region by going here from above page
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Regions/haute_normandie/Fr/Se_deplacer_en_TER/Pendant_mon_voyage/Guide_des_gares_TER/ListesGares.aspx

    use the first letter of the city you are looking for.

    and an all research of public transport in the region at
    http://www.atoumod.fr/itineraires/recherche

    multimodal and multilanguage available.

    and on the regional council you find the train and bus schedule of the region
    http://www.hautenormandie.fr/Environnement-Transports/Transports/Les-reductions-les-horaires-des-trains-et-bus/Tous-les-horaires-des-trains-et-bus-Region

    and this from the young information chain of the regional council you have more choices of transports in the region
    http://www.crij-haute-normandie.org/-Transport.html

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    Grand Canal du Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

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    Another wonderful structure. Once the pont de normandie done, there was still a huge viaduc to build to get you over to Le Havre, so the viaduc or bridge over land was done as an extention of the pont de normandie and this is call the Grand Canal du Havre.

    It is an extension of the A29 here call D929 linking the regions of Basse-Normandie and the Haute-Normandie. It was completed in 1984, at about 2 kms from the pont de normandie. The speed limit is 110 km/h.

    It is 1410 meters long and 107,5 meters and 275 meters high at highest point. The principal traject is made of stainless steel. The pylons or columns are 137 in total in steel of 1 500 mm of diameter, deep between 45-50 meters.
    There is talk of expanding it to link it directly to the port of Le Havre.

    A nice curvelinear bridge to drive with great feeling at the wheels ,nice ride indeed. The crossing is free. I put the structures webpage in English that speak of these marvels . another nice picture even if they made a mistake on the road, is not A25 but A29
    http://www.visitfrance.co.uk/picture.cfm?p=4288

    going over pont de Grand Canal du Havre distance from land of Pont de Grand Canal du Havre
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    Boat ferries cruises at Le Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

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    This is a major harbor for passengers so you have ferries such as LD and cruise ships, and boating, galore.

    The boating for pleasure has a port Vauban, of the city ,more marine info here
    http://lehavre.fr/node/1192

    Its the first cruise port in the Atlantic for France, it can bring in any size boat intoharbor and had over 126 stops scheduled for 2013. Some of the companies that stop here are Costa, RCCL, Windstar Cruises, Oceania Cruises ,and Cunard. In 2013 MSC will be coming too.

    Here you can see the boats coming in !
    http://www.havre-port.com/show/128
    and on main page you can click on movement naviéres and see coming and going
    http://www.havre-port.com/

    in contact the tourist office information

    For ferries you have LD
    http://ldlines.fr/

    and Brittany Ferries
    http://www.brittany-ferries.fr/traversees/lignes/lehavre-portsmouth?gclid=CIbq9N-VsbcCFfIPtAodRxgA1w

    happy boating, cruising, sailings, and else enjoy Le Havre

    closeup of big boat across from marche aux poisson cruises and ferries terminal ferries and cruises terminal
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    Driving to Le Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

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    Great town to drive on, and easy on and off highways. We had the family and father so we rented a big minibus as were going around to several places, and eventhe big bus was easy to manouver.

    We got a good deal from our nearby supermarket Super U now doing rentals on a Nissan Minibus. We drove on the A13 to exit Deauville/Trouville on the A132 ,took the coastal D513 and at Honfleur, to the A29 cross the Pont de Normandie (awesome always), and got into the A131 that became the D6015 into city center Le Havre.

    As many you can use viamichelin but it is not correct to take you here, best use a papermap to confirm that the road is D513.

    You can park on the streets and with patient find one, however, here we always use the garages unless see an easy space hehehe;;;
    Here are the parking garages by the city of Le Havre site
    http://lehavre.fr/demarche/stationnement-dans-un-parc

    best parking at at the train station, the Docks Vauban, and more in city center hotel de ville or espace Coty.

    parking parc des gares train station tunnel Jenner in city center parking Vauban in the Docks going to Le Havre  off A29 to A131 the Nissan  minibus
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    tramways of Le Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

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    there are two lines of tramways such as A and B;same price as the bus 1,50€ and great ride above ground. They go from way out of the city to the center, so the suburbs are connected well.

    you may try it in the center city. They are manage by the LIA transport that does the bus, funicular, etc. you have correspondance with the tramway and bus here
    http://www.transports-lia.fr/ftp/FR_libre24/LiA-TramWeb1303.jpg

    Enjoy the ride

    tramway by hotel de ville city center tramway stop at hotel de ville tramway in suburbs by grandcap
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    Buses in Le Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

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    Great open airy streets allowed for great bus rides,and we even try it!!! We took line 3 from hotel de ville back to our hotel at Colbert stop. Very easy and 1,50€ per person given you a magnetic card that you can reuse/recharge four times in the future.

    You have 14 lines, here they are
    http://www.transports-lia.fr/plan/index.asp?rub_code=5&thm_id=384&gpl_id=

    The tarifs or ticket prices ,all of them are here
    http://www.transports-lia.fr/tarifv2/index.asp?rub_code=7&thm_id=375

    Just a great way to see the city if press for time.

    the colorful LIA buses the line 3 of LIA buses we took the stop by the train station the bus depot by hotel de ville lines 3,5 etc the buses by rue de Paris
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    Gare or train station-Le Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

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    A nice train station with connection to Paris, not use ,but walk around it a lot to tell is very convenience, bus and trams pass by it, and all very practical signage.

    you have the information in English in contact, and the local TER Haute Normandie train with plenty of schedules and map is here in French
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/haute_normandie/gare/LE%20HAVRE.aspx

    Fécamp, Rouen, and Paris St Lazare seems to be popular destination of interest. The main bus station or gare routiére is next in front of it.

    entrance to gare Le Havre the bus terminal gare routi��re the gare train station and bus the train station from hotel
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    How to come here in and out-Evreux

    by gwened Written Jun 13, 2012

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    best by car from Paris n the A13 direction Rouen until you hit the exit N13 road Evreux
    see www.viamichelin.com for route planning help and combine with a good paper map of the region of eure normandy

    bus nearby and on town is Transurban, 16 lines
    http://www.transurbain.com/

    and the train for best schedules of TER Haute Normandie
    http://www.ter-sncf.com/Region/haute_normandie/gare/EVREUX.aspx

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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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