Bernay, a "Town of Art and History", has many assets. Here, pushed by the wind, have a walk around and keep your eyes wide open to admire all the treasures this Norman town boasts.
One hour and a half away from Paris by train, Bernay is a necessary stop to soak up the vibe of Normandy. The well preserved architecture displays the tradition of the region. While walking around, you will be transported elsewhere thanks to the old half-timbered houses, the little streets with antiques shops, Notre-Dame Abbey, a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture, the townhouse Hôtel de la Gabelle and the Museum of Fine-Arts.
On market days, the town is bustling with activity. The produce and the smell of fresh fruits and vegetables team with the welcoming smiles of the local people. In Bernay, there are very nice little shops and restaurants…
For a break in a traditional restaurant, carefully decorated with exposed beams and antique and second-hand objects, Le Bistrot is crowded with in-the-know locals. Delicious dishes are served by a pleasant fireplace.
There are also some elegant and quirky little shops hidden in the town... How curious, all those books on the table… The window, packed with books, conceals the bookshop Le Rouge et le Noir. There are many treasures to hunt for... Across the street, step into a world of toys with the shop L’Atelier du rêveur. You will feel like a child again thanks to the surprising decor and atmosphere.
We particularly like: Relaxing and walking along the Charentonne river.