Built on a branch of the river Risle, Pont-Audemer, a dynamic and picturesque town with many facets, retains the memories of its prosperous past. The canals of the so-called "Venice of Normandy" still tell the story of the tanneries that made its reputation in the eighteenth century.
Whether you are fond of hiking and nature or history and old stones, its surroundings offer many possibilities. Nature walks in the heart of the Marais Vernier; The impressive Château d'Harcourt and its arboretum; The Abbey of Bec-Hellouin, a spiritual center of reference in the Middle Ages and the majestic Château du Champ de Bataille renovated by the designer Jacques Garcia are among the must-sees of the region.
Further along the road to Deauville, the Pays d'Auge flourishes, with its meadows where horses and apple trees meet, its half-timbered houses, its manor houses and of course its famous terroir (cheeses: Livarot, Pont-l ' Evèque... and cider production: cider, cider liqueur, Calvados ...). Continuing towards the coast, the immense beaches of Deauville and Trouville open their arms. Their elegant villas, their casinos, the fishermen's houses and the auction of Trouville, the famous American film festival of Deauville and many other leisure activities await you there.
Going north, the picturesque old harbour of Honfleur, its museums and historical monuments witness its prestigious maritime past ...; The Pont de Normandie, a magnificent work that allows you to reach the opposite bank of the Seine towards Le Havre, the cliffs of Etretat or Fécamp and its Benedictine palace... Summer and winter, the region offers you a very wide range of visits and activities to discover.