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Forges-les-Eaux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime

Traditional village Norman Forges-les-Eaux is located 119 km northwest of Paris and 45 km east of Rouen, in the heart of the Pays de Bray.

The town is ranked Green Station, City of Flowers and More Fine Detours in France.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.6133110 (N 49° 36’ 48”)
Longitude1.5458860 (E 1° 32’ 45”)
AltitudeFrom 124m to 171m
Surface area5.22 km²
Population3751 inhabitants
Density718 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRouen (45 km, 40 min)
Insee code76276
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Forges-Les-Eaux
RegionUpper Normandy

Nearest cities & towns

Serqueux2.4 km (5 min)
Le Fossé2.7 km (5 min)
Beaubec-la-Rosière4.2 km (7 min)
La Bellière4.6 km (7 min)
La Ferté-Saint-Samson5.3 km (9 min)
Le Thil-Riberpré5.7 km (7 min)
Saumont-la-Poterie6 km (7 min)
Longmesnil6.5 km (9 min)
Compainville6.7 km (11 min)
Roncherolles-en-Bray6.8 km (9 min)
Mauquenchy6.9 km (9 min)
Rouvray-Catillon6.9 km (10 min)
Pommereux7.1 km (10 min)
Gaillefontaine7.6 km (8 min)

Things to see and do

Labelled Family Plus, the town offers a wide range of family activities: walks on the Avenue Verte, a former railway of 45 km towards the sea and totally secure, fun walks around the lakes and woods of Epinay with a donkey; Forges Beach and paddle boats in summer afternoons fishing before sampling at the farm, pottery courses, hot-air balloon; maze ...

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Terroir Brayon Marathon: Late June Two days of festivities to honor the Bray and Normandy: market local products, traditional songs and dances, entertainment, and of course racing marathon and half marathon through the countryside and villages brayons . Races where good humor and disguise are mandatory and where the products will be tasted AOC (cider, calvados, cheese and pommel of Neuchâtel).

Puppet Festival: July. Many companies will present their show for all ages with original characters and compelling stories. Emotions, action and humor, you will not know which way to head into the enchanting world of puppetry. In addition, you have the opportunity to participate in workshops and exhibitions for free.

Academy forges 9: July 14. Great song contest (more than 3000 spectators) reserved for amateur singers or semi-pro aged 14 years or more followed by a concert.

Day Andelle: July. In the woods of Epinay and the lake of Andelle, enjoy a collection of vehicles, motorcycles and old engines. In addition to these exhibitions, many activities throughout the day: walking tours, exhibitions, music, dance halls (jazz, accordion ...). Activities for children: clowns, face painting, wooden carousel ... Farmer's Market.

Horse Festival: July. Rendezvous for horse lovers, the traditional horse festival brings each year nearly 30,000 visitors and over 800 horses. Within the space of the preserved wood Epinay, reconciliation with nature is inevitable and with many contests and many shows, there's something for everyone.

Trot Festival: end of July at the racecourse Mauquenchy. Every summer, the racecourse Mauquenchy close the festivities of the traditional Day of the Horse Forges-les-Eaux, with its meeting of 8 races PMU. From morning until late afternoon entertainment and shopping punctuate your day to share with family.

Dances Lake: August 15. Animation label "Impressionist Normandy, you can come and picnic on the grass around the lake at noon in the company of dancers in period costume (made by an array of Berthe Morisot). You will then attend an afternoon dance (square dancing, polka, mazurka and waltz) and can join the atmosphere. Budding painters will also be present to chew this time.

Brévière festival: early October. The Traditional Festival Brévière takes place every year in Forges les Eaux since 1873. It combines carnival, flea market and various entertainment and varied over three days of madness, where everyone is benefiting.

Cider Day: October. A Day in the fall to monitor the activity cidriole. Indeed, if the apple picking starts after the summer, the first presses begin to fall. This is to mark the beginning of the traditional pressing and taste the first juice you're invited to the traditional feast of cider!

Christmas market: in December at the Halle Baltard. Formerly organized by the Tourist Office, the latter handed over to the association for the organization Bray Farmer's Christmas market, the same weekend, same place but now a market driven by local producers of the Country Bray.


The Tourist Office
The Tourist Office
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Poster Day of the Horse
Poster Day of the Horse
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Poster Puppet Festival
Poster Puppet Festival
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Poster Forges Academy 9
Poster Forges Academy 9
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Poster Marathon du Terroir Brayer
Poster Marathon du Terroir Brayer
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Sunday 4 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 20°C
Monday 5 october
Min. 17°C - Max. 19°C
Tuesday 6 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Viking Festival in La Chapelle-Saint-Ouen in June (fighting with swords, dance and traditional games, feasting, entertainment for all ages, concerts, fire-eaters, big pile ...).

Frequently Asked Melons Beaubec to late-la-Rosiere August (farmers market, carnival, fair at all, horse competitions, concert, dinner dance ...).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Tour and tasting at an organic cider cellar
Local flavours350 € Osmoy-Saint-Valery (26 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Papillonerie
HikeIntermediate1h30La Hallotière (11.8 km)
The Orchids
HikeEasy2h15La Feuillie (16.8 km)
Launch site of the Second World War V1
Village visitEasy2h00Saint-Maulvis (39 km)
Visit to Folie Forest
Village visitEasy1h00Lammerville (46 km)
Les Planches River via the hydroelectric plant
HikeEasy1h00Long (57 km)


Bed & breakfasts

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