Attractions in Haut Normandie (UpperNormandy)

In 1956 Normandy was split into the two separate regions of Upper Normandy and Lower Normandy but since the 1st of January 2016  these two regions have again been re-united to form the present day region of Normandy once again.

Rouen is the regional capital, historically important with many fine churches and buildings, including the tallest cathedral tower in France. The region’s largest city is Le Havre.

See also: Cities in Haut Normandie (Upper Normandy)

Attractions

Giverny is a commune in the Eure department in northern France. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet’s garden and home. Giverny sits on the “right Bank” of the River Seine.

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Rouen Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Gothic cathedral in Rouen, in northwestern France. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Rouen and Normandy.A church was already present at the location in late 4th century, and eventually a cathedral was established in Rouen as in Poitiers.

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The Church of Saint Joan of Arc’ is a religious building in the city center of Rouen, northern France.The church of Saint Joan of Arc was completed in 1979 in the center of the ancient market square of Rouen. This is the same location where Joan of Arc was burned alive for heresy in 1431.

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The church of St. Joseph is an emblematic building of the rebuilt downtown Le Havre . This is the first monument you see when arriving by sea. The old neo-Gothic church was completely destroyed in 1944. Auguste Perret designed the plans for the new church, he wanted to be as a memorial to the victims of war.

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Lyons-la-Forêt- On the List of Les Plus Beaux Villages de FranceAn early mention of a ducal residence in Lyons can be found in 936, when William I, Duke of Normandy used to stay here.In 1135 Henry I of England, also known as “Henri Beauclerc”, died at the Lyons castle, at the time called Saint-Denis-en-Lyons.

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The Château de Dieppe is a castle in the French town of Dieppe in the Seine-Maritime départment. It has been officially classed as a Monument Historique since 1862.The castle was founded in 1188, and was destroyed in 1195. The site was restored in the 14th century. The castle was later in large part reconstructed in 1433 by Charles des Marets.

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The Château de Robert-le-Diable is a French feudal castle from the time of the Dukes of Normandy. It is more properly, though less commonly, known as the Château de Moulineaux. It is situated at Moulineaux, near Rouen, in the département of Seine-Maritime at the side of the A13 autoroute.

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The Château d’Orcher is a castle in the commune of Gonfreville-l’Orcher in the Seine-Maritime département of France.Built to protect the mouth of the River Seine, it includes an imposing square crenellated tower. In the 18th century it was transformed into a residence.

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The Château d’Ételan is a historical building in the commune of Saint-Maurice-d’Ételan in the Seine-Maritime département in Normandy, France. Situated on the right bank of the Seine between the Brotonne and Tancarville bridges, the Château d’Ételan commands a site overlooking the final loop of the river Seine.

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The castle was a key fortress of the Dukes of Normandy in the 11th and 12th centuries. It was intended to defend the Anglo-Norman Vexin territory from the pretensions of the King of France. In 1193, the castle fell into the hands of the King of France and thereafter lost a good part of its importance as a frontier castle.

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The Château d’Harcourt, situated in the commune of Harcourt in the Eure département of France, is a masterpiece of medieval architecture. The cradle of the Harcourt family, the castle is one of the best preserved castles in the country and contains the oldest arboretum in France.

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Étretat is a town in the Seine-Maritime department in the Haute-Normandie region in northern France. It is a tourist and farming town situated about 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Le Havre, at the junction of the D940, D11 and D139 roads. It’s located on the coast of the Pays de Caux area.

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Main Towns and Cities

  • Bernay
  • Dieppe
  • Évreux
  • Fécamp
  • Le Grand-Quevilly
  • Le Havre
  • Le Petit-Quevilly
  • Louviers
  • Mont-Saint-Aignan
  • Rouen – regional Capital
  • Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray
  • Sotteville-lès-Rouen
  • Vernon

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