The River Seine meanders through the pleasant Normandy department of Eure on its way from Paris and the Ile de France to the sea near Le Havre.
Along its banks are charming towns and villages including the remains of Richard the Lionheart’s fortifications at Chateau Gaillard perched dramatically on cliffs above the town of Les Andelys.
Further south along the River Seine you can enjoy one of the department of Eure’s most famous attractions – Monet’s Garden at Giverny - which inspired many of the artist’s most famous impressionist works.
Lots of visitors head for Monet’s house and stunning gardens so best to arrive early in summer. Close by is the new Musee des Impressionnismes giving the history of impressionism and its aftermath.
Eure has a variety of historic monuments such as Evreux cathedral with its beautiful stained glass windows. Eure’s roads, rivers and canals find a meeting point at Pont-Audemer. Its proximity to the Cote Fleurie and Brotonne forest makes this pretty market town of medieval houses an ideal holiday destination.