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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Eure

Natural paradise, the village of Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare takes place at the heart of the Eure, in Normandy. Located in the district of Bernay, it is the former stronghold of a large family of Norman nobility, the De la Mare, who gave it its name.

She who was once called Sainte-Opportune-close-Old Port and the place was home to Vikings then settled in Sicily and in England after William the Conqueror. Today, the village Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare is best known for its exceptional natural heritage. The site knows indeed preserved and almost wild nature in which it is pleasant to walk with family or lovers.

The geographical location of Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare also allows it to be a good starting point for exploring the rest of this part of Normandy, and appreciate the charm of the Channel coast.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.4171400 (N 49° 25’ 2”)
Longitude0.5434180 (E 0° 32’ 36”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 128m
Surface area10.89 km²
Population455 inhabitants
Density41 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvreux (87 km, 56 min)
Insee code27577
IntercommunalityCC de Quillebeuf Sur Seine

Nearest cities & towns

Trouville-la-Haule2.9 km (6 min)
Saint-Thurien3 km (4 min)
Saint-Ouen-des-Champs3.1 km (3 min)
Bouquelon5.4 km (7 min)
Vieux-Port5.7 km (9 min)
Saint-Aubin-sur-Quillebeuf6.1 km (8 min)
Saint-Mards-de-Blacarville6.2 km (7 min)
Tocqueville6.4 km (13 min)
Quillebeuf-sur-Seine6.9 km (8 min)
Fourmetot7.2 km (10 min)
Aizier7.5 km (12 min)
Manneville-sur-Risle7.5 km (10 min)
Bourneville-Sainte-Croix7.6 km (11 min)
Pont-Audemer8.1 km (8 min)

Things to see and do

Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare main tourist attraction, the Grand'Mare is in an old meander of the Seine. This is simply one of the largest natural lakes of Normandy. Designed as a resting place for migratory birds, it can also be driven on some trails.

The small Normandy village also takes place in the National Nature Reserve marsh Vernier. It reveals an important biodiversity, and several guided and educational tours available.

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

The market takes place every Sunday morning from October to April.

Every first Sunday of October, Sainte-Opportune-la-Mare organize the apple festival with various festivities around the famous fruit.


Sunday 24 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 23°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 18°C
Tuesday 26 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Stage of pottery, ceramics, shooting, modeling
Arts and Crafts45 € Blangy-le-Château (28 km)
Introduction to flying a plane
Sports sensations160 € to 600 € Le Havre (35 km)
Introduction to flying a helicopter
Sports sensations230 € to 460 € Le Havre (35 km)
Outdoor adventure trail in Normandy
Entertainment13 € Fécamp (39 km)
Rose and kitchen gardens at Mesnil Geoffroy Castle
Nature and the great outdoors7 € Ermenouville (47 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (12.5 km)
Stroll Impressionist
Village visitIntermediate2h00Honfleur (22 km)
Côte de la vierge
HikeEasy4h00Fécamp (39 km)
Plain and valleys
HikeEasy4h00Senneville-sur-Fécamp (41 km)
Trip of discovery about heritage and history of Vittefleur
HikeEasy1h35Vittefleur (45 km)


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Vacation rentals



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