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Marais-Vernier / Honfleur La Seine à Vélo

26,05 Km
1 h 44 min
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Marais-Vernier / Honfleur
Marais-Vernier
Honfleur
As the Seine à Vélo route leaves behind the extensive wetlands of the Marais-Vernier and their marvels, continue riding through tranquil Norman countryside up to the Seine’s banks and the charming village of Berville-sur-Mer. The route takes you right through the heart of this old fishing port. Stop at its esplanade to admire the splendid view across to two bridges, the Pont de Tancarville and the Pont de Normandie, rising magnificently above the Seine. Back on your bike, you draw closer to the latter. As to the enchanting port of Honfleur, it hides just behind it. Explore the harbour’s utterly picturesque streets, enjoying a well-deserved stop here. The place drew numerous Impressionist painters, intent on immortalizing this Norman gem.
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The route

Leaving the Marais-Vernier, the Seine à Vélo cycle route follows minor roads with only light traffic up to Berville-sur-Mer, where a greenway leads you beside the Seine up to the mighty bridge, the Pont de Normandie.
Note the following significant slopes:

  • Direction Paris – the sea: in the Marais-Vernier (2km at 5%) and Foulbec (1km at 8%, including one stretch <10%),
  • Direction the sea - Paris: Saint Samson de la Roque (2km at 5%) and Conteville (0.8km at 6%).

Take care at the crossroads at Foulbec.

Set to open by 2024, a new greenway will link the Marais-Vernier to Berville-sur-Mer via a flat link, making the most of the existing greenway alongside the Seine, and crossing the Risle Estuary.

Bus stations

  • Pont-Audemer Bus Station

Don’t miss

Berville-sur-Mer: An historic fishing port, Berville-sur-Mer is a charming village beside the Seine Estuary that has kept its traditional feel. Discover the boat, L'Annick, and the old sailing vessel, La Fleur des flots, recalling the port’s livelier past. Le Mont Courel Forest is classified as an ecologically sensitive area, given its remarkable biodiversity, especially with its heathland. From the esplanade, take in the magnificent view of two Seine bridges, the Pont de Normandie and Pont de Tancarville. There are lovely walks to enjoy beside the waters.
 

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