Long weekends in Normandy
Long weekends in Normandy
Can you feel it? This pleasant summer atmosphere pervading the air, this desire to take some time for yourself, to fill your plate with colours and flavours that taste like summer and simply enjoy life? In July, things slow down and la dolce vita fills the air. Already on holiday? Make the most of all our great places for a Norman midweek break with your loved one or your family (if you haven't tried yet, it's a four-night weekend break, and you are going to love it!). Not on holiday yet? Don't worry, all our places are also perfect for a preliminary weekend before the "real" holidays! Enjoy!
Have family fun at the Holiday Park Les Bois Francs
In the water or on the back of a horse, on the golf course or at the SPA, Center Parcs has a range of activities that will delight the whole family! The Holiday Park Les Bois-Francs, located in Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton, has packages for four-night-midweek breaks in comfortable cottages. Lunch and dinner on the terrace, walks along the shaded paths and family activities will allow you to take a big breath of fresh air. Before, during or after the holidays, it is the perfect place to spend quality time together and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.
Action Factory is the brand new attraction. A paradise for children with mini go kart, miniature golf course, bowling and even Baluba, an indoor play area!
It is also the opportunity to discover or re-discover the magnificent 9-hole golf course with its splendid view over the manor house, the tropical Aqua Mundo with its slides and wild water rapids, the farm, to enjoy pony rides, buggy trips, to learn circus techniques and play football, to take part in activities or make the most of the Aqua Balneo area to take time for yourself. These 310 hectares in the heart of the forest are an ideal playground for both children and grown-ups.
And make the most of your stay to explore the Eure Department with a guide! (More information available on site)
Spoil your loved one with a romantic break in the Marais Vernier
Looking for a place where you will feel completely alone with your other half for a few days and nights in the heart of nature? Then, you need to get away in the Marais Vernier! The Cigognes du Marais is a B&B that has everything you need for a perfect stay: cosy bedrooms and even a POD to combine comfort and nature, a hot tub, bikes to hire, gourmet table d'hôtes meals, etc. in a charming setting. There is even a romantic package that includes a seafood platter and a bottle of champagne for a candlelit dinner, an intimate sauna session and a tandem bike ride.
After spending a relaxing time together, follow the pretty paths of Normandy to explore the Marais Vernier, which is part of the Boucles de la Seine Normande Nature Park and member of the European network of nature conservation sites for its outstanding ecological interest. There, you will be able to see white storks and grey herons among other animals.
If you are curious, push on to Aizier to have a look at Saint Thomas' Chapel and follow the Thatched Cottage Trail, a 53-km-long (33 miles) route displaying about one hundred thatched cottages...
Wandering between the Eure River and the coast in Pont-Audemer
Pont-Audemer, a characterful town listed among France's Most Beautiful Detours is also nicknamed "the Norman Venice". This medieval town is crossed by little stone bridges and features magnificent architectural gems for strollers to admire: townhouses, old drying sheds, wrought-iron balconies, etc. Saint Ouen's Church and the Canel Museum invite visitors to learn more about the history and culture of this charming Norman town located a stone's throw away from the coast.
Romance is everywhere, you can walk hand in hand along the banks of the river and treat yourself to a relaxing break at the hotel Belle Isle sur Risle. Gourmet restaurant, very comfortable four star hotel, etc. This beautiful 19th century building also comprises an indoor and an outdoor pool, a spa, a fitness room and 2.5 hectares of parkland.
If you are travelling with your family, you will like the residential hotel Les Portes d’Honfleur to drop your suitcases. It provides flats that can accommodate 2 to 6 people and include a balcony or a terrace. There are activities available on site (tennis, bike hire, wellness area, indoor pool) and it is ideally located to explore the Eure Department and also the Norman coast, Honfleur, Deauville, etc.
As a couple or with your family, make the most of your getaway in Pont-Audemer to enjoy the Mascarets Festival! Concerts, street performances and other varied shows and events take place!