The GR®210 is the “sentier de Grande Randonnée du Chasse-marée” (Great Hiking Trail), which follows, as its name indicates, the tracks of the fishmongers who used to supply the markets and places of consumption with fresh fish landed in the port of Dieppe. This 86-kilometer itinerary is full of history and will allow you to discover the Seine-Maritime region. The Terroir de Caux will offer you beautiful stops, both from a practical point of view with its stations and accommodations along the way, and from a heritage point of view.
A whole history!
Boats in Brittany, the chasse-marées were in Seine-Maritime horse-drawn carriages whose mission was to supply Rouen and Paris with fresh fish overnight from Dieppe, the fishing port closest to the capital! To carry out this real race against the clock, the carriages pulled by four Boulonnais horses, left at sunset in order to deliver at dawn to Les Halles via the well-named Parisian street of Faubourg-Poissonnière.
The route of the GR®210 follows as closely as possible this “Fish Route” which declined in the 19th century following the arrival of the railroad. This route can be walked between three and four days depending on the level of the hikers who take it. Longueville-sur-Scie and Auffay (Val-de-Scie) will be choice stops along this journey as they were once for the fishmongers!
The Gr®210 crosses the Terroir de Caux from Anneville-sur-Scie to Etaimpuis.