Visit Caudebec-en-Caux (Normandy, France)
Caudebec-en-Caux is a small town situated in the Seine-Maritime department of Normandy, on a loop in the Seine River east of Le Havre and west of Rouen. At the centre of the 'Parc Naturel Régional des Boucles de la Seine Normande').
With the focus firmly on the riverside, your visit will surely start with a stroll along the river banks of Caudebec-en-Caux, admiring at the same time the gardens and houses that line the peaceful waterway.
Moving next into the historical centre of the town, one particular highlight is the 15th century gothic style church.
The Church of Notre-Dame is an attractively ornate church that Henry IV reputedly said was the most beautiful church in his kingdom. There are numerous decorative stone carvings on the exterior of the church - note especially the carvings in the entranceway and the ornate belltower - while the interior features some impressive medieval stained glass windows and a 16th century organ.
Among the other notable landmarks in Caudebec-en-Caux are the 12th-13th century Maison des Templiers (one of the oldest houses in Normandy, and now containing a museum of local history); a 14th century prison; and a couple of towers still standing that were once part of the towns 14th century defenses, along with various other landmarks of historical interest.
A second museum here explains the history and importance of the Seine River in the region for both fishing and local industry.
The town is a listed 'station verte' - a town that focusses on protecting the natural environment while providing varied facilities for visitors.
Boat trips along the river are popular with visitors to the town, while just outside Caudebec-en-Caux you can visit the 14th-15th century Chateau d'Etelan.
There are also several places on the hills nearby which offer lovely views across the river, such as at La Vignette, or follow along the banks of the river itself.
Photos taken within 10 km
Address: Caudebec-en-Caux, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, 76490 || GPS: latitude 49.527222, longitude 0.726944
Map of Caudebec-en-Caux & places nearby
Highlights close by
Jumieges Abbey 12km
La Bouille 25km
Suggested tourist attractions to visit near Caudebec-en-Caux, France
- Notre-Dame-de-Gravenchon - ville fleurie 4* (12km)
- Abbaye de Jumièges (Jumieges) - religious monument (12km)
- Autretot - ville fleurie 4* (14km)
- Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville (Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville) - religious monument (19km)
- Abbaye Saint-Georges - remarkable garden (19km)
- Jardin d'art et d'essais - remarkable garden (21km)
- Parc du manoir de Villers - remarkable garden (21km)
- Parc de Galleville - remarkable garden (22km)
- Pont-Audemer - recommended detour (25km)
- Montville - ville fleurie 4* (25km)
The French version of this page is at Caudebec-en-Caux (Francais)