Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

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Located in the heart of the city, the Notre-Dame de Rouen Cathedral is a monument where you can read all the evolution of Gothic art.


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The construction of the building began in the middle of the 12th century, on the site of the Romanesque cathedral, whose crypt has been preserved. A hundred years later it was completed, but it was remodelled and completed in the following centuries.
The façade thus represents a precious testimony to the evolution of Gothic art from the mid-12th century to the early 16th century. The pretty lantern tower received in the nineteenth century a cast iron spire that rises to 151 meters!
The Cathedral houses in the ambulatory some of the graves of the former Dukes of Normandy, such as that of Rollon, the founder of the duchy, and that of Richard the Lionheart, who loved the city so much and had his heart placed in the crypt after his death. The entire history of the stained glass window from the 13th century to the present day can be read inside the church.


Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours

Chapelle Notre Dame de Bonsecours
On February 24, 2020

Overlooking the eastern cliff of the town like a lighthouse, the church of Notre Dame de Bonsecours was built in 1876 and belonged to the Société de secours mutuel at the time. The Dieppois had in fact committed themselves to building a place of worship dedicated to sailors when the Calvary of the pier was inaugurated sixteen years earlier.


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Built in brick and decorated with coloured glazed bricks highlighting the bays and forming a frieze around the building, the church looks like a small reliquary placed on the cliff. Its very massive western facade with its bell tower framed by two turrets topped by conical-roofed bell towers, contrasts with the lighter aspect of the nave and chevet, as if bristling with pointed gables.
Its architecture, combining Romanesque (semicircular bays, blind arcade decorations, massive porch bell tower), Byzantine (polychrome decorations) and Oriental (conical bell towers) elements, is characteristic of the end of the 19th century. Inside, the church, also decorated with stained glass windows and statues, receives on its walls the ex-voto and commemorative plaques of the families who came to recollect or to flower the memory of their loved ones.


Port of Honfleur

Port of Honfleur
On February 20, 2020

Nestling in the vast Seine estuary, in the heart of the small town with its beautiful 17th and 18th century slate-roofed houses, the port of Honfleur is bustling with activity in all seasons.


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Nestling in the vast Seine estuary, in the heart of the small town with its beautiful 17th and 18th century slate-roofed houses, the port of Honfleur is bustling with activity in all seasons.

 

Each of its three basins is dedicated to one of the city's activities. The oldest, the Vieux Bassin, is home to Honfleur's marina, with its 80 berths, 30 of which are dedicated to visitors. The latter also houses the Cercle Nautique, which organises numerous events throughout the year, including the Fête des Marins. Your visit to the old port of Honfleur will continue with a visit to the fishing port. Its fleet of about forty units specialises in shrimp and scallop fishing. Finally, the history of this port wouldn't be complete without a look at the river port which welcomes all the cruise ships on the Seine.


Harbour of Ouistreham

Harbour of Ouistreham
On February 20, 2020

Turning one's moorings in Ouistreham means stopping in a marina with a bucolic atmosphere. The port of call is calm, spacious and well-equipped.


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Wind rustling in the poplars, ducks and swans among the gulls. Turning one's moorings in Ouistreham means stopping in a marina with a bucolic atmosphere. The port of call is calm, spacious and well equipped. It is reached by crossing ferries and local fishermen. Dug along the canal leading to Caen, a stone's throw from the famous Pegasus Bridge, the port is a good starting point to discover the city of William the Conqueror, the beaches and casinos of the Nacre coast, or the birds of the Bay of Sallenelles.

 

The Port of Ouistreham, it is also its fish market, its lighthouse which offers one of the most beautiful panoramas on the sea and its night strolls. Set off to meet this place that never sleeps!


Harbour of Fecamp

Harbour of Fecamp
On February 20, 2020

Fécamp harbour, a port of call in the heart of a city of art and history between Le Havre and Saint-Valery-en-Caux, accessible at any time of the tide (depending on the draught), annual berths available depending on the size of the boat and especially in dry harbours.


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Fécamp harbour, a port of call in the heart of a city of art and history between Le Havre and Saint-Valery-en-Caux, accessible at any time of the tide (depending on the draught), annual berths available depending on the size of the boat and especially in dry harbours.

 

Two hours from Paris, in the heart of the city, the Fécamp marina has more than 800 places on pontoons, 75 of which are reserved for visitors, 230 places in the dock, 510 places in the fore-port, 75 places for visitors in the fore-port, 180 places in the dry dock.

 

Sailing school, boat hire, canoeing, diving, sea trips, all these activities are offered from the marina.

 

In summer, a concierge service allows you to rent electrically assisted bicycles, to get information on buses and trains, tourist sites...


Le Relais Cezanne

Le Relais Cezanne
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On the painter's road, lazing about in the sandstone of the wind, from strolls to enchantments, operates the charm of a seasonal stopover...
A restaurant, a place to live and make friends where, when summer comes, a glass of rosé in one hand, a ball of pétanque in the other, the beautiful days are slowly savoured.


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On the painter's road, lazing about in the sandstone of the wind, from strolls to enchantments, operates the charm of a seasonal stopover...
A restaurant, a place to live and make friends where, when summer comes, a glass of rosé in one hand, a ball of pétanque in the other, the beautiful days are slowly savoured. And when the cold is biting us on the tip of our nose, sitting at the corner of a warm decor or on a bright veranda, it's time for the refined dishes concocted by Chef Jimmy.
Waiting for the first rays of spring to rediscover the pleasures of a shady terrace at any time of the day.


The Gardens of Louanne

The Gardens of Louanne
On February 20, 2020

In the heart of Normandy, hides a garden with a unique charm: Les jardins de Louanne.


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In the heart of Normandy, hides a garden with a unique charm: Les jardins de Louanne. Open for more than 10 years, we have the pleasure to welcome visitors on more than 15,000 m² of landscaped grounds from May to September. Come and discover our Theme Gardens and spend a moment of calm and serenity in the heart of nature.


Notre-Dame Cathedral of Rouen

Notre-Dame Cathedral of Rouen
On February 20, 2020

In the heart of the historic city, the cathedral sums up the evolution of Gothic art, from the beginning of its construction in the 12th century on the foundations of a 4th century basilica and an 11th century Romanesque complex.


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In the heart of the historic city, the cathedral sums up the evolution of Gothic art, from the beginning of its construction in the 12th century on the foundations of a 4th century basilica and an 11th century Romanesque complex. Destroyed during the Viking invasions in 841, then partially destroyed in 1944 by allied bombing, the cathedral is a living building, in perpetual evolution. Its cast iron spire has been 151 metres high (the highest in France) since the 19th century. The cathedral is also the only one in France to have an adjoining archbishop's palace still occupied by an archbishop. The choir of the cathedral houses the tombs of the Dukes of Normandy, including Rollon, founder of the duchy in 911, as well as the heart of Richard the Lionheart, King of England and Duke of Normandy.


Oscar Niemeyer Library

Oscar Niemeyer Library
On February 20, 2020

This new spacious and comfortable library has taken its place in the small Volcano, in the heart of the Espace Oscar Niemeyer, which also hosts the Scène nationale.


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This new spacious and comfortable library has taken its place in the small Volcano, in the heart of the Espace Oscar Niemeyer, which also hosts the Scène nationale.

 

This new facility, an attractive and visible urban marker, installed in an emblematic building, makes it possible to develop the offer of books, press, DVDs, CDs and other documents and to offer services that could not find a place in the Armand Salacrou library. The new library works in tandem with the Armand Salacrou library, which becomes a space dedicated to the local collection and the promotion of heritage documents (on-site consultation and exhibition).

 

In a 5000m² space, it allows exchange and conviviality, a comfortable stay, a break during the day, quiet work, reading but also debates, group discussions, cultural activities and training. A wide variety of spaces, lights and furniture, from the work table to the pebble to lie down, are offered.


Sainte-Catherine's Church

Sainte-Catherine's Church
On February 20, 2020

Not to be missed in Honfleur, the church of Sainte Catherine is the largest church in France built in wood with a separate bell tower.


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Not to be missed in Honfleur, the church of Sainte Catherine is the largest church in France built in wood with a separate bell tower.

 

The church of Sainte Catherine was built in the district of the same name during the second half of the 15th century. It replaced an old stone church destroyed during the Hundred Years War.

 

With the limited means of the time, the inhabitants used wood from the nearby forest of Touques as raw material and put their knowledge of shipbuilding into practice. Hence this remarkable all-wooden architecture in the shape of an upside-down double boat hull.

 

Opposite the church, the separate bell tower is a sturdy oak construction built over the bellringer's house. Annex of the Eugène Boudin Museum, it can be visited and presents religious works (sculptures, souvenirs of the Charities and the Notre-Dame de Grâce chapel).


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