A great way to get away from it all is to experience new things! The Eure provides a corner of Normandy where you can let go, be it on holiday with the family or on a weekend break with friends. Choose from a whole range of leisure activities and relaxing options. Here in Normandy, we think less about taking advantage of the time one has, more of going with the flow… according to your preferences, of course. Consult the range of our activities and sporting events to get moving, at your own pace! From a round of golf with friends to flying solo over the Eure, via a canoeing trip with your teenagers, the Eure is a place where you can enjoy real, genuine thrills.
In Normandy, the county of Eure invites you to discover the joys of the great outdoors combined with the pleasures of water-based activities. Yes, for […]
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Nautical activities and canoeing
See the choice of outdoor leisure centres and nautical activities you can try out in the Eure. For a weekend break or the next school holidays, choose from the activities on offer, such as hiring canoes, pedalos and paddleboards or then water-skiing. Service providers accredited by the French Ministry for Youth and Sports supervise certain of these pursuits. Our lakes and rivers are there for you to canoe along. To have fun in the Eure, there’s all to hand for your children; fun outdoor activities will allow them to enjoy the surrounding countryside and they can stock up on Vitamin D while making the most of playing in the water!
Outdoor leisure centres and bathing spots
The Eure counts numerous outdoor leisure centres and bathing spots. Perhaps for an afternoon or a family weekend, or then during well-deserved holidays, make the most of the many water sports and outdoor activities on offer. These places can welcome you according to your wishes and needs, proposing mini-golf, board sports, a swimming pool, a paddling pools for your little ones, pétanque, archery… and places to relax. Find out in more detail about activities supervised by experts, swimming spots with lifeguards, and playgrounds and aquatic centres that are safe for your children.
Horses and donkeys
The Eure is known as an equestrian county. Head to our horse-riding centres catering to tourists to enjoy a half-day or full-day outing, or then a longer trip, discovering our natural surrounds and the flora and fauna of our valleys. In this list, you can also find equestrian centres offering simply pony trekking or outings on donkeys.
While golf may have been invented across the Channel, the Eure’s green fields and hills are perfect for perfecting your swing! Our delightful greens and fairways will encourage you to practise your passion here, in the midst of Normandy, with its stretches of traditional forests and unspoilt landscapes. Beginners can sign up for a fun introduction to the game.
Specially for Kids
It’s easy-peasy, getting your children to have a blast in Normandy! Our leisure venues welcome both children and the family, allowing all to make the most of our safe playgrounds. The Eure’s recreational centres can cater to all your children, from little ones to older ones, enabling them to play and have fun. To include an educational activity among their leisure activities, suggest to your kids that you visit an educational farm or animal park. Equestrian activities such as pony trekking are also on the cards, providing a good way to learn about local flora and fauna.
The Eure provides a perfect setting for anglers. With c.1,300km of waterways, as well as many lakes and reservoirs, you can try your hand at many sorts of fishing in the Eure. This activity centred around water is supervised and limited to specific zones. Some local outdoor leisure centres welcome anglers, allowing them to pursue their passion alongside other water-based activities. Many associations also put on introductory sessions at weekends.
Cruises on the Seine and tourist trains
Explore the Eure and Seine Valley in original ways. Board an old-fashioned train to discover our lush countryside. Here, you can find out about all sorts of activities, not just on the water, but on rails too!
Accrobranche et escalade
Our adventure parks in the Eure offer a wide range of activities. Find out about the outdoor activities and tree-top assault courses available at Normandy’s leisure complexes, with zip-wires, go-karting, paintballing, trampolining and outsized slides all available, as well as escape games. With such an array of possibilities, these venues have something to suit all ages. So, make the most of fun holidays in the Eure!
Are you keen on high-octane thrills? Several sporting activities that will take you up and away into the skies, supervised by an expert, can be organised in the Eure: an introductory flight in a microlight; tours in a helicopter; piloting a plane; or learning to hang-glide or paraglide… find the list of aerodromes and landing strips that you can go to in Normandy.
Bike hire and special vehicles
Make the most of a bike outing for a day or half-day. You might cycle through a forest, or hire an electric bike (VAE in French) to explore our valleys. Whichever, you can cycle safely around the Eure on bikes, be they mountain bikes (VTTs in French), town bikes, tandems, or bikes with trailers for the little ones. Cycling proves a joy in the Eure.
If you’re after a memorable outing on the Eure’s roads, consult the list of companies that rent out special vehicles.