What to do in Normandy when it rains ?

Normandie Activités

A few drops fall off?  Don’t panic. Don’t panic.
Normandy is also beautiful in the rain and the region offers a multitude of indoor outings.

Go to the assault of the Norman castles and manors

Château normand

In the heart of the Pays de Lyons-Andelle, 1h30 from Deauville, discover the sublime Château de Vascoeuil.

You will have the opportunity to visit the art and history centre within the castle. From April to October, wander through the rooms of this magnificent listed residence steeped in history to admire two major exhibitions of modern artists. At the top of its medieval tower, discover the work of historian Jules Michelet and his writings on the property.

A real treat for the eyes to share with family or friends.

Let yourself be seduced by the majestic Château de Couterne and its immense wooded park on the banks of the Andaine.

This 16th century property offers you a journey through time, with its historical exhibition featuring more than 250 objects. Relive the greatest moments of French history on a guided tour.

Take a taste of adventure in Normandy

Come and taste the flavours of yesteryear in a typical 17th century half-timbered farmhouse in the Vexin Normand region.

1h30 from Deauville, not far from the Andelys, discover a real cocoon of greenery where time seems to have stopped.

What could be more traditional than to savour the products of the Normandy region: cider, apple jelly… in a cider house in the middle of fields and trees.

A guided tour is offered at the Pressoir d’Or to better understand the techniques used to make cider and other local products, followed by a tasting session.

Cidrerie Noramndie

Let yourself be seduced by Impressionism

Musées Normandie

The Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur will take you back to the 19th and 20th centuries, where many works of the impressionist movement were created.

Admire the paintings of artists from Honfleur (Cals, Dubourg, Monet…), the Norman ethnographic collections and also all the drawings bequeathed by Eugène Boudin to his native town.

Enjoy a little more of this city of artists by discovering a rich cultural heritage. What to do in Honfleur? Here is our activity guide. 

Take a detour to Rouen to discover the city’s fine arts museum where the greatest impressionist works outside Paris are exhibited (Sisley, Renoir, Pissaro…).

A real delight for all art lovers.

A host of emblematic places await you during your stay in Normandy.