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Saint-Valery-en-Caux

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime

Saint-Valery-en-Caux - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Seine-Maritime
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Small coastal resort of the Pays de Caux, Saint-Valery-en-Caux is a coastal city with two faces to its visitors: on one side a verdant hinterland, on the other, a maritime facade framed by chalk cliffs and lined with pebble beaches. Taking its name from the monk who built the first Christian edifice on the commune, the traces of the past lead far ahead and bear witness to the occupation of the territory by the Roman people. It is around 1209 that the fishing port built by the monks is recognized. Herring is the specialty of this harbor. However, conflicts struck the port city and the port was submerged by the mud. It was not until 1660 that Louis XV caused the port to open and maritime activities resumed. Later, it is the town center of the town that will be rebuilt after being destroyed more than 70% after being occupied by the Germans during the Second World War. Today, Saint-Valery-en-Caux is a prosperous city offering many tourist amenities.

Geographical information

MunicipalitySaint-Valery-en-Caux
Postcode76460
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Latitude49.8605820 (N 49° 51’ 38”)
Longitude0.7085570 (E 0° 42’ 31”)
Surface area10.47 km²
Population4361 inhabitants
Density416 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureRouen (74 km, 1h02)
Insee code76655
IntercommunalityCC de la Côte d'Albâtre
DepartmentSeine-Maritime
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Ingouville3.5 km (7 min)
Manneville-ès-Plains4.4 km (8 min)
Saint-Sylvain4.8 km (9 min)
Néville4.8 km (8 min)
Cailleville5 km (7 min)
Saint-Riquier-ès-Plains5.7 km (8 min)
Paluel7.1 km (12 min)
Pleine-Sève7.3 km (10 min)
Crasville-la-Mallet7.4 km (12 min)
Gueutteville-les-Grès7.5 km (11 min)
Ocqueville7.8 km (12 min)
Veules-les-Roses8.1 km (11 min)
Blosseville8.6 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

The port is undoubtedly an essential place of Saint-Valery-en-Caux. You will find mooring points for your yacht as a whole range of services on the docks where the sunny terraces bloom that will make your visit pleasant. The outer harbor continues its fishing activity and proposes you return of sea, fresh and appetizing fish. Of course, water activities are part of your stay. You can hire a boat to go fishing on the high seas or take introductory courses in boat driving. The garden of the seas welcomes the younger ones for a discovery of the maritime activities such as fishing on foot, visit of the lighthouse and the port or even meeting with the marine fauna and flora. This time for the whole family, outings at sea or even mini-cruises are proposed to you by the nautical club.

If the pebble beach and the sea baths have seduced you, you will be able to vary the pleasures by going for a head in the covered swimming pool. Equipped with 6 water lines and a 36-meter long slide, the whole family will enjoy this relaxing break. To discover the city, you will have the possibility to rent bikes and go for a walk either on the seaside or inland. The discovery can become playful if you opt for one of the plays. This animation from 7 years allows to travel the seaside resort by solving puzzles that bring you to the continuation of the city. The municipality also has tennis courts for those who want to play a game.

Taking its name from the founding monk of this building, you will not be able to leave the city without visiting the Saint-Valéry church. Dating back to the 16th century, the sandstone building is classified as a Historic Monument. The Notre-Dame du Bon Port chapel is worth a visit for its magnificent stained-glass windows. The sandstone of its basement comes from the old chapel Saint-Léger. You can also visit the Henry IV House Museum. Renovated in the Renaissance style, this timber-framed house dating back to 1540 offers an exhibition of the local history and traditions of the country. The cloister of the Penitents, built in 1623, housed a convent of Franciscan monks whose task it was to assuage the turbulent sailors.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Easter Tuesday, the agricultural competition brings together the breeders of the region who come to present their cattle.

At the end of April and beginning of May, the Grand Braderie de Printemps is held. It is the opportunity to hunt old objects as well as to make good business.

In July, it is the Mackerel Festival. Throughout the day celebrating the fishing, you can taste grilled mackerel and participate in the fun activities.

In August, the festival of the sea arrives at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.

The annual festival of the "Travel and Adventure" festival takes place at the beginning of October. This festival invites its spectators to embark on new destinations! In the presence of all directors and photographers, go around the world on a panoramic screen.

On the third Sunday of November, the herring is the king of the festival with stalls in the city center, tastings and a festive atmosphere.

December sees the end of the year and with it, the market and the Christmas animations.

Artistic Exhibition
Guided Tour of the Henri IV House
Little Sailing Trip
Discovery Trip by Sailboat
Discovery Trip by Sailboat
Traditional Sea festival
Guided Tour "The Funds of St Valery"
Little Sailing Trip
Discovery Trip by Sailboat
Guided Tour "a City and the sea"

Photos

The port
The port
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The casino and the beach
The casino and the beach
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The marina
The marina
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City Hall
City Hall
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The port entrance
The port entrance
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The port
The port
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The Henri IV House
The Henri IV House
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The port
The port
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The casino and the cliffs
The casino and the cliffs
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The cliffs of Saint-Valery
The cliffs of Saint-Valery
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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The city
The city
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Sculpture
Sculpture
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The city
The city
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The Saint-Valéry church
The Saint-Valéry church
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The Saint-Valéry church
The Saint-Valéry church
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Inside the Saint-Valéry church
Inside the Saint-Valéry church
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Inside the Saint-Valéry church
Inside the Saint-Valéry church
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Inside the Saint-Valéry church
Inside the Saint-Valéry church
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Fountain
Fountain
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Weather

Wednesday 10 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 27°C
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Thursday 11 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 28°C
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Friday 12 august
Min. 20°C - Max. 29°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Recreational base in fresh water Lake Caniel.

Golf of the Alabaster Coast in Saint-Riquier-ès-Plains.

Visit the castle of Cany-Barville.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Museum of Local Beliefs and Traditions
Culture and education3 € to 5 € Saint-Pierre-en-Port (16.4 km)
Self-guided garden tour at the Grand Daubeuf estate
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 10 € Daubeuf-Serville (24 km)
Sailing trip on a liveabord boat near the cliffs
Sports sensations55 € Dieppe (28 km)
Visit the Étretat Gardens
Nature and the great outdoors7 € to 10 € Étretat (40 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sissi
HikeAthletic3h35Sassetot-le-Mauconduit (14.2 km)
Sea Circuit
All-terrain bike itineraryAthletic1h50Quiberville (16.2 km)
The Quiberville Walk
HikeIntermediate1h45Quiberville (16.3 km)
The Beech
HikeAthletic4h25Écretteville-sur-Mer (17.5 km)
From the Green Path to the Railway
HikeAthletic3h35Brachy (18.1 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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