24 May | 32ème édition des foulées montvillaises
The Martainville Castle - Museum of traditions and arts of Normandy
Adresse : Route du château
The castle was built in the 15th and 16th centuries, it's one of the rare examples of the first Renaissance architecture in Normandy. The visit of the castle can be completed with a visit of the dovecot, the bread oven and other outside annexes. The museum of traditions and arts of Normandy ...
Jardin de Valérianes (Valérianes’ Garden)
Adresse : Route d'Ennecuit
Nestled in the heart of the countryside, this 3-acre garden subtly combines roses and perennials and comprises a beautiful collection of trees, shrubs and hydrangeas. The garden showcases its owners' creativity: mixed borders, grass paths, brick and stone walkways and a walk around the meditative ...
The Château de Vascoeuil
Adresse : 8 rue Jules Michelet
The Château de Vascoeuil, listed a Historic Monument and an Art and History Centre, has welcomed more than a hundred internationally renowned artists since 1970 (Braque, Buffet, Cocteau, Combas, Corneille, Dali, Vasarely and many more). Its remarkable permanent outdoor sculpture collection gathers ...
Jardin des Sculptures (Sculpture Garden)
Adresse : Château de Bois-Guilbert
1108 route d'Héronchelles
Since 1985, Jean-Marc de Pas, a sculptor and landscape artist has created a vast poetic setting, a true "open-air museum", a 7-ha sculpture park in which 70 works of art punctuate a symbolic walk highlighting natural elements ("the four seasons", "the four elements", "the Cosmos garden", etc.) He ...
Blainville-Crevon medieval site
Adresse : Route de Catenay
Since 1967, a large number of enthusiastic volunteers have unearthed, protected and brought back to life the ruins of a stronghold steeped in a thousand years of history located in the verdant Crevon valley. The lower parts are well preserved. Have a look at the 11th century motte on which five ...
Le Jardin Plume
Adresse : 790 rue de la Plaine
This contemporary garden combines design and nature in a typically Norman orchard. Designed by Sylvie and Patrick Quibel, it showcases grasses and perennials that provides different colours and atmospheres throughout the different areas and seasons. We also enjoyed: the square mirror pond and the ...
The bread ovens
Built adjoining the farmhouse or in a small isolated building because of the fire hazard for neighbouring thatched roofs, bread ovens usually comprised two connected parts: the bakery or bread room where the dough was prepared, and the oven which is the chamber in which the bread was baked. To ...
The five rivers the Cailly, the Clerette, the Crevon, the Heronchelles and the Andelle are dotted with many watermills. Along the river Cailly: The private watermills in Saint-Germain-sous-Cailly and Fontaine-le-Bourg, ...
The enclosed water wells
They remind us of the presence of numerous streams. Contrary to open wells, they are protected by a slatted wooden cage, either square or rectangular and topped with a pyramid-shaped roof covered in thatch, slate or tile. To explore : Augeville chapel in Bosc-le-Hard in ...