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Upper Normandy

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Upper Normandy (French: Haute-Normandie) is a former administrative region of northern France, comprising the eastern half of Normandy.


The white cliffs of the Alabaster Coast in Étretat
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 capital of the Eure department
  • Giverny — the rural retreat of the impressionist painter Claude Monet
  • Le Havre
  • Le Tréport - small fishing port and seas side resort. Impressive cliffs.
  • 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

Other destinations[edit]

  • Le Crevierit — beautiful valleys and apple orchards
  • Seine Valley — fantastic scenery along the meanders of the Seine


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


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