Rouen visit 2015

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  • Rouen
  • The journey
  • Viewing the photographs

The site at Pont De L'Arche is a hidden treasure. It is a municipal site placed below the town and directly on the bank of the River Eure. It is part of the ACSI network so site fees are very low in the quiet season. An added point of interest is that it is situated where the River Eure joins with the Seine. The site is extremely well run by a warden who understands and speaks more English than he lets on. However bad your French is, try to speak it to him. You will be well rewarded for trying.

We returned agiain in 2016 but slightly later in the year when the blossom had all blown off the trees and the weather was warmer. It was still a beautiful place to be and we enjoyed several visits again to Rouen.

There is a lovely little boulangerie close to the site with a friendly staff who speak no English at all. The bread is superb. The bar opposite is very handy if you fancy a pint. The village itself is quaint and quiet. We didn't find any particular place to visit but the site makes up for all of that.

Rouen is a short drive away and is well worth several days of visiting. We didn't see anywhere near as much as we wanted to and will definitely return

The eglise (Church) is surprisingly large and ornate for such a small town. It is very old and has parts of the ancient castle sited around it. Some of the photos show the remains of the round towers, but you have to look hard.

Not far from the bridge towards Rouen is a Super U supermarket. The price of fuel is very competitive there and the shop provides a good range at very good prices. Larger hypermarkets are not that far away and whilst they offer a wider choice, were not cheaper.

To see a photograph in a higher size and definition, click on it. This will open a light box containing a medium sized version. To move to the next photo, click on an arrow key or swipe a touch-sensitive screen. If you have a mouse wheel, you can use this to scroll through.

To close the light box, either click on the X button in the top right hand corner or hit the Esc button.

To see it larger and in high definitiion, click on the magnifying glass icon. You can scroll around in the HD image with your mouse or by dragging. To close the HD version, click on the minus magnifying glass.

BE WARNED!!! The HD images are quite large so if you are using a slow connection, it might be better not to try. If you using a smart phone. The screen size will not do justice to the HD version. I hope you enjoy my photos.

Scenes around Pont de L'Arche

Our Rig Caravan park Busy business Swans on the Eure Seine Rouen spire River Eure River Seine Willow tree Stone seat River Seine BBQ area Medieval building Pont D church Eglise stonework Gargoyles Extension Pont D Site Blossom trees Blossom trees Dinky caravan Our rig

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Towns in mainland Europe Moissac, Pic de Jer near Lourdes, Tarragona in Spain
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