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©The spire of the Collegiate Church|Pierre Leboucher

Bain de Culture in Auffay


With its imposing Notre-Dame Collegiate Church where the Jacquemarts ring the quarter hours, its public garden classified by the bird protection league, its developments on the industrial wasteland along the Scie, its Cauchois houses, its old covered market where the town hall is located in the heart of a square animated every Friday by the market, and its superb Bosmelet Castle, Auffay will never cease to surprise you with its rich heritage! The ideal stopover for a cultural weekend without a car with its well-served train station!

Auffay, Val-de-Scie

Dive into history

It was around 1060 that the lord of Heugleville offered some land to his son Gilbert, who was to build a fortress there on a mound crowned with tall beech trees that were to give their name to the locality: Alta Fagus.

Gilbert, a companion of William the Conqueror at the battle of Hastings, was to do much for the prosperity of his fiefdom. In the XIIIth century, the town had 2,000 inhabitants, they spun and weaved cloth, tanners’ workshops were established along the Scie. In the center of the town since the 11th century stands theColégiale Notre-Dame, classified as a Historic Monument, which undergoes numerous transformations until the 17th century, with its bell tower culminating at 77 meters high, and the replicas of its famous Jacquemarts that strike the quarter hours (the original 17th century statues are exhibited in the hall of the town hall).

Nature and Culture

Between the train station and the town center, you will discover a green setting in the alleys of the public garden, classified by the Ligue Protectrice des Oiseaux. Dedicated to the local child Thomas Pesquet since 2020, this natural space is a real green lung in the heart of the city. You will admire the building on the vast square animated every Friday by the market, where also stands the town hall that has taken over the old halls. You can stroll along the berges de la Scie, where you will discover the remains of an industrial heritage converted into a walking area. As for walking, the most seasoned can take the start of one of the three hiking loops offered from the Place de la République whose paths will lead you in particular to the superb castle of Bosmelet, which presents among others the collections of the director Alain Germain.

As you will have understood, Auffay has more than one charm for you to discover!”

Auffay walking brochure

Which hiker are you?

On foot or by bicycle, several marked out loops, including three pedestrian loops and one cycling loop starting from the town center, mark out Auffay and its surroundings. The best way to discover the Altifay countryside!