With a surface area of 81,000 hectares, the Norman Seine River Meanders Regional Nature Park stretches over the two Upper Normandy departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime. The Seine runs through this verdant region, which is special for its combination of historical heritage - with Ételan Castle and the Abbeys of Jumièges, Saint-Wandrille and Saint-Georges-de-Boscherville - and unspoilt landscapes, ranging from the loops of the Seine to the Pays de Caux plateau, through Vernier Marsh and Brotonne Forest.
The Park House, based in an old 17th-century half-timbered farmhouse in Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit in Seine-Maritime, also offers lots of information about the park as well as temporary exhibitions, a natural and built heritage discovery trail, and outings in the countryside...
The Lower Seine Ecomuseum, made up of several rural museums located in Eure and Seine-Maritime, is all about the history and skills of the people who lived in this region, in places such as the House of Apples and the Forge in Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare, the Bread Oven and the Clog Maker's House in La Haye-de-Routot, the House of Flax in Routot, the Windmill in Hauville, and the Museum of the Seine Navy in Caudebec-en-Caux.
Also not to be missed: the Thatched Cottage Route, 53 km long, stretching from the Park House to the Vernier Marsh, via the charming village of Vieux-Port; the Vernier Marsh, the largest peat bog in France; and Aizier, with its Romanesque church and pleasant esplanade by the Seine, complete with picnic tables.