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Natural heritage in Caux Seine

Discovering natural spaces

The Parc naturel régional des boucles de la Seine normande is the sole guarantor of the natural heritage of the Caux Seine region. Its influence extends over a large part of the natural landscape along the Seine. From the Brotonne forest to the Trait-Maulévrier forest, green is everywhere, blending into the blue of the Seine and the Normandy sky, with its soft white clouds à la Boudin.


Natural postcards

Enter a world of unspoilt nature in the heart of the Brotonne forest. Covering more than 6,700 hectares, it’s a place to stroll and recharge your batteries. Undergrowth, paths, wetlands and breathtaking panoramas follow one another for the pleasure of hikers.

On the left bank of the river, you’ll find the Trait-Maulévrier state forest. With its humps and hollows, it rises from the hills above Caudebec-en-Caux. With its steep slopes and paths, it’s the ideal playground for trail runners.

Nevertheless, even if these forests are a paradise for nature lovers, they remain fragile areas that need to be maintained, developed and respected. This is the role of the Boucles de la Seine Normande Regional Nature Park, aided in its missions by the Office National des Forêts.

But let’s go a step further and discover the Bois de Villequier. Its flora and fauna make it a sensitive natural area of unsuspected richness. The Heurteauville peat bog, on the other side of the river, is another protected area. Owned by the département, this former peat bog is now a fully-developed walking area. As you stroll along with your family, you’ll discover a wealth of information about the birds, batrachians and insects that live here and contribute to the flourishing of nature and those who stroll through it.

Wiser, tidier parks and gardens abound throughout the region. Here, around an abbey in Gruchet-le-Valasse. Here, in the heart of a town, with the Parc des Aulnes in Lillebonne. Here, a stone’s throw from a medieval ruin, in the Parc du Télhuet at Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon. Very often, parks and gardens like to harmoniously combine built and natural heritage.