Outdoor activities, nature

la Seine - Normandie

Walks, rambles, hikes and bike rides

The river and its loops offer no less than 23 walking circuits with a range of 2 to 15 km

The forest of Roumare and the river banks of the Seine provide a wonderful setting for bike rides.

balade au bord de la Seine

Visits of the forest around two themes

The forest of Roumare offers two sets of themed activities – an animal park and sanctuary and the arboretum du petit charme (little hornbeam arboretum).
For more details : Rouen City
jardin- Les Hostises de Boscherville

Circuits in the Boucles de la Seine Normande

You might enjoy following the fruit trail at the heart of the Seine Normande regional park. It is 62-km long (about 40-miles) and ideal for a ramble, an easy walk, a longer hike or a bicycle ride.
You might also want to try the thatched cottages trail that meanders along the river and takes you into the local bogs and typical villages

The city of Rouen

The formal capital of the dukes of Normandy is a big town that numbers 100,000 inhabitants. It is sometimes referred to as the town with 100 church-towers and is renowned for its historic heritage and architecture, its gourmet Norman cuisine and its quiet surroundings

Visitors will greatly enjoy wandering around the old centre of Rouen and its large pedestrian precinct (rue du Gros Horloge which takes you to the spectacular Great Clock housed in a Gothic belfry with a Renaissance archway, rue Saint Romain, rue Damiette, rue Eau de Robec, etc.) or they can also choose to stroll along the north bank of the river where they will see the new transporter bridge inaugurated in 2008 (the longest of its kind in Europe – it is 670 meters long).

Rouen is the perfect haunt for museum lovers. There are several museums in Rouen, including a Museum of Fine Arts (with an important display of Impressionist Paintings) and a Museum of Ceramics (historically an important product in the town).

Sporting and recreational activities in Saint-Martin de Boscherville and the vicinity

Horse riding

The Genetey equestrian centre, set within the town’s boundaries, offers courses, training periods and boarding.Centre équestre du Genetey , route du Moulin
Le Genetey 76840 Saint Martin de BoschervilleTel.: 00 33 (0)2 35 32 00 43 

Accrobranche Rope Park

The Espace Normandie Aventure Park offers 5 canopy tours of increasing difficulty in a privately-owned park.

Espace Normandie Aventure, Val Saint-Léonard 76480 Saint Martin de BoschervilleTel.: 00 33 (0)6 71 17 36 03 

Cruise on the river Seine

On Saturdays, from May to October, you can embark on a cruise from Rouen to Duclair or from Rouen to La Bouille and fully enjoy the glorious sight of the city and the neighbouring countryside from the water.

Booking is compulsory.

Other activities

The V.I.S.I.T.E.R. (Vallée Itinéraire Initiative Touristique En Roumare) association will help you discover the Roumare loop of the river Seine by indulging in sporting and nature activities. They organise :- Canoe outings to discover the Austreberthe river
- A rail-bike tour in the Austreberthe valley- Archery lessons- Themed walks for adults and children (to collect mushrooms, watch birds, etc.)

Historic Normandy

Extérieur de l'Abbaye- Normandie

Norman abbeys circuit

The Boucles de la Seine Normande Regional Park is the perfect place to set off on the Norman abbeys trail.
Three of the abbeys -out of the 30-odd that can be visited today- lie at the heart of the regional park.They are : Saint George’s abbey with its formal 18th century garden, next to Les Hostises de Boscherville B&B. To discover more: Abbaye de Saint Georges de Boscherville, Abbaye de Jumièges ,Saint Wandrille
Besides the three above-mentioned abbeys Saint-Ouen abbey church in Rouen is well worth a visit. It is renowned for its flamboyant Gothic style.
Further away to the west, in Gruchet le Valasse, not far from the mouth of the river Seine, you will find the abbey of Notre-Dame du Voeu. 
Manoir de villiers - Normandie

Manor of Villers

6 km away from us (about 4miles) there is a truly magnificent manor you cannot fail to visit – the Manor of Villers (the domains is open from April to October).
For more information : Manor of Villers & Parks and Gardens of France