21 Apr | Chasse aux oeufs
Normandie Caux Vexin has plenty of gardens on its territory. Botanical or scultupture gardens, they all are very artistic. A garden is a reflection of its creator's character and creativity. Visiting a garden, is meeting the artist and discovering his passion.
Five rivers flow through the five Valleys area: the Cailly, the Clerette, the Crevon, the Heronchelles and the Andelle. They shape the most traditional landscapes of the region and provide exceptional views of the countryside and ideal settings to relax. Walking, cycling and horse riding are great ways to explore these valleys.
The village of Ry is renowned for its relation to one of the most stunning novels of French literature, Madame Bovary (1856) written by Gustave Flaubert.
In the heart of our valleys, villages boast a rich heritage for you to discover. It can be their church or chapel, but also other heritage attractions like houses, dovecotes, bread ovens, watermills and even surprising buildings such as the phalanstery in Ry.
Some small country churches have porches, a typical feature of the region. They were used to protect the church's main entrance and to welcome people who were not allowed inside the church, mostly non-christened and excommunicated people.