The Haute-Normandie, one of the two parts of historical Normandy, bathed by the meanders of the Seine, is an area rich of a common history with its "sister". The English tourists are numerous to discover this corner France through, inter alia, the road of the Normans Abbeys whose Jumièges is one of the florets. The Eure, rural department, is famous for the painters who remained there following the example Monet which, in Giverny, painted its more famous paintings. Vernon, near will accomodate you during an evening to taste there inter alia local specialities, the Core of Vernon, liquor to the subtle taste. By going up the Seine, you will stop in Rouen, "the city with the hundred bell-towers", famous for its houses with wood sides and its "duck with blood"... Along your stay, you will join the Country of Bray to taste there refined Neufchâtel, cheese of a smoothness and an appreciated savour of the experts.
While passing by Etretat and its famous Hollow Needle, immortalized by the adventures of Arsene Lupin, gentleman burglar, you will join Fécamp to discover there the secrecies of the monks of the Bénédictine Abbey which gave its name to digestive with the unforgettable taste. In the small restaurants of the coast, you will regale yourselves of kitchen to the cream, blaze of Calvados, or simple "poêlée" of Saint-Jacob shells on a leek bed. While going up towards north, a stop with Dieppe will enable you to discover there Smoked herring, tasty speciality from Dieppe. Lastly, with the turning of a small country road you will stop at one of the last producers of traditional Cider or more contemporary Poiré, to taste his production in the shade of an apple tree in flowers.