Upper Normandy

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Upper Normandy (French: Haute-Normandie) is an administrative region of northern France, part of Normandy, located between the capital city Paris and the English Channel.


The white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast in Étretat

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Abbey of Jumièges
* Rouen — the historical capital of the region
  • Les Andelys — an historic medieval town, the site of a remarkable castle and churches
  • Clères — a small village, with a zoological park, and an automobile museum
  • Dieppe — seaside resort, ferries to England and site of a disastrous WW2 landing by the allies
  • Étretat — world-famous arches in chalk cliffs
  • Évreux — the prefecture capital
  • Giverny — site of the house of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet
  • Le Havre
  • Jumièges
  • Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville — abbey church with restored gardens and art exhibitions
  • Vascœuil — small restored château with art exhibitions and permanent open-air sculptures

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The lower valley of the River Seine runs through this region, which combines the administrative départments of Eure and Seine-Maritime.


Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

The A13 motorway by and large follows the Seine Valley from Paris to the suburbs Rouen, then turns west/south-westward towards Caen in Lower Normandy, with a branch crossing the Seine river to Le Havre.

Driving is the only way to reach many of the more rural attractions.

By train[edit]

Take the train from Paris gare Saint-Lazare to Rouen, Le Havre and Dieppe, or to Évreux continuing towards Caen.

By bus[edit]

The region and the departements of Eure (south) and Seine-Maritime (north) operate several bus lines.

Get around[edit]


  • The white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast in Étretat


  • Get centered at Tapovan Normandy: Yoga & Ayurvedic Massage Centre. Hameau de Anneville, 76540 Sassetot le Mauconduit. +33 1 45 77 90 59. Between Fécamp (12 km) and Dieppe (43 km). 60 km from Le Havre and Rouen. Set in a peaceful natural setting, this ayurvedic centre offers week-long treatments and trainings in various ayurvedic arts: Hatha & nada yoga, reiki, ayurvedic/oil massage, Shirodhara (oil treatments), vegetarian cooking, pre/post-natal massage, etc. An international colloquium is hosted in May. Closed in winter.



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