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Our villages of character

Ambrumesnil, Auppegard, Bertrimont, Varneville-Bretteville,… the villages of the Terroir de Caux have so many stories to tell you !


It was in 1823 that the merger of the communes of Ribeuf and Ambrumesnil created the commune we know today, locally called “Brumesnil”. Overlooking the meandering Saâne and Vienne rivers, you will discover the beauty and history of its heritage. First the church of Saint-Martin, nestled at the corner of the pretty village square, if its portal is open, you will have the chance to see the octagonal font and a statue of Saint-Clair.

At the bend in the GR®212, two stone calvaries will stand before you attesting to the importance of religious beliefs in this area over time.

So come and discover all the history Ambrumesnil still has to tell you!


At the bend in the GR® du Chasse-Marée you can admire the beauty of the commune of Anneville-sur-Scie. Start your walk with the Saint-Valéry Church, which evolved over the centuries while keeping its initial foundations. To continue, discover the history of these two buildings which were at the time, the house of the canons, the only one of the houses given to the eight canons that remained intact and the house of Benevolence built in 1905 on the initiative of Jules Reiset’s wife for the most needy.

Don’t forget to pass by the fontaine Saint-Ribert which by its water would have baptized the first Christians. To finish, take a tour on the side of the former cider factory of the Duché de Longueville to admire a jewel of the industrial heritage (Today it is the cider factory of Anneville which took over in more modern premises).


On June 16, 1944, a V1 that left Bertreville Saint-Ouen en route to London crashed into the yard of a farmhouse near the village church and it was only a few minutes later that it exploded killing several people. This unfortunate episode is recounted on one of the stained glass windows of the church and also thanks to the memorial. Don’t forget that the town is located not far from the remains of the V1 launching ramps installed by the German army during the Second World War…

At Auppegard you will find other buildings full of history, the Saint-Pierre church atypical characterized by its torso bell tower, a specificity found only in four communes of the department. Not to be missed! Strolling through the streets you will also see the castle and its high chimneys but also a seigniorial manor and its asymmetrical openings at la Ferme des Tourelles, whose environment is quite characteristic of the Clos Masures Cauchois.


This commune founded in 1925 by the merger of the two communes Beaunay and Sainte-Geneviève-en-Caux has a heritage full of history. Let’s start with the well of Beaumont which dates from the 19th century, which is 35 meters deep and the church Saint-Pierre de Beaunay dating from the 13th century, near a feudal motte. The commune is home to two castles: the white castle dating from the 17th century and the castle of Beaunay now called the castle of the ponds. Don’t forget to pass by the Socquentot farm which has one of the oldest oak trees in Europe. Other buildings remain to be discovered such as the Manor of Bosc-Renault or the calvary cross. Take advantage of the hiking loops to see all these magnificent private buildings along the paths!


Bertrimont means “Mount Berteric”. The town occupies the part of the plateau that juts out into the valley of the Traversin, a tributary of the Saâne. For the historical side of the town: in the 13th century, the town had about three hundred inhabitants and we think that the seat of a lordship resided in this village. For the cultural side, discover the church dedicated to Saint Peter and Saint Paul. You can also go see the funeral chapel of the Dessoliers family, which contains a vault in the shape of a church plan. During your walk, you will discover a very beautiful village labeled “Villes et Villages Fleuris” and will surely pass by a dovecote made of sandstone and brick. Looking for an unusual tourist accommodation? You’re in the right place since a dovecote in the commune houses a gîte!


Discover the village which has the particularity of having kept its three churches after the fusion of the old parishes of Brachy, Gourel and Saint-Ouen. At the ends of the village, you will discover the church of Saint-Rémi which preserves four tumuli and the church of Saint-Ouen with its banner, its pretty baldachin and its sandstone stoup. In the center of the village, you will have the chance to visit the church of Saint-Martin rebuilt in the 18th century. During the GR212 “du Chemin vert au Chemin de Fer”, you will have the chance to discover the village, passing by the Manoir du Gourel located on the bank of the Saâne, an original residence because it is built exclusively of sandstone; but also the Manoir de Saint-Ouen which is built on the site of the old feudal castle destroyed. Don’t forget to pass by the Legrand factory, the Capron mill and the Lerebours housing estate.


Go for a ride on the Véloroute du Lin and stop at Gruchet Saint-Siméon. It is here that you will be able to immerse yourself in the world of Maurice Maëterlinck, a Belgian writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1911, and who resided there with his wife Georgette Leblanc, actress and sister of another writer, Maurice Leblanc. You will also discover many other monuments such as the Saint-Siméon Church which dates back to the 16th century but was completely restored in the 19th century. As you pass through the doors of this building, you will see its magnificent stained glass windows and its statue of Saint-Nicolas. Don’t forget to visit the Temple du Coudray (which is now a private property) along the few basket paths that still run through the village, and you will discover in particular the Protestant enclosures, witnesses of the importance of this confession in the surroundings of Luneray since the development of the Reformation.


Along the Saâne River, discover Longueil, a charming nature village ideally suited for walking. You will first discover the educational path of the communal marsh which serves to diversify the ecosystems to increase the possibilities of reception of the fauna and the flora. You will then discover its heritage, passing by the Saint-Pierre church, an imposing building dating back to 1548, its magnificent sculpted pillars and its numerous coats of arms, a very beautiful example of a Cauchoise farmhouse, an imposing farmhouse made of brick, flint and wood dating back to the Renaissance and a very beautiful Norman manor house called the “Château Nobel”, which stands on the feudal mound where the fortress of the Lords of Longueil stood in the Middle Ages. Longueil is also the birthplace of Charles Lemoyne, founder of the city of Longueuil in Quebec, who gave it this name in memory of his mother’s village.


In the 13th century, this commune along the Scie was called Manouville. You will discoverthe church Notre-Dame rebuilt in sandstone in the 16th and 17th century, there are inside statues of Sainte-Anne and the Virgin Mary child. Take a tour on the side of the Feudal Motte which is opposite the church and the cemetery, it was a very passing communication axis from the 10th century, but also the old wheat mill dating from the 11th century. If you want to discover a preview of what the commune looked like in the 1840s, don’t hesitate to go see at the Château Musée de Dieppe the painting by the Norwegian painter Fritz Thaulow The River at Manéhouville, which depicts the Saw near the mill.


Ideally located on the road linking Dieppe to Rouen, Omonville is a town rich in heritage. Start your walk with the neo-Gothic church dedicated to Our Lady. Inside, you will find an altarpiece decorated with a magnificent wooden altar, a wrought iron lectern from the 18th century and twelve magnificent stained glass windows in warm and luminous colors. Continue your walk through the cemetery where you will see a sandstone calvary decorated with the emblems of the passion. Then, pass by the castle (which today houses a medical-pedagogical institute) made of sandstone and pink bricks. You will have understood, you are not at the end of your surprises by visiting the village!


Formerly called Saint-Gilles d’Ouville-sur-la-mer, the commune is crossed mainly by the Saâne, as well as by two other rivers, the Caplet and the Monceau. Discover the church of Saint-Gilles and its bell tower on a square tower. Go up the côte Sainte-Apolline where you will discover one of the five old crosses of the village. Stroll through the village and you will surely see two castles in the commune: the Château de Tous les Mesnils with its dovecote and its chapel and the Château d’Ouville, located at the exit of the village in the direction of Offranville. For those who love to read, go to the Salammbô villa built by Gustave Flaubert’s niece on rue du Général de Gaulle. Finally, stop by the Manoir de Tessy, a former 16th century residence which is now a bed and breakfast.


Surrounded by the communes of Saint-Victor l’Abbaye, Vassonville and Fresnay-le-Long, it was formed by the merger of Saint-Sulpice-de-la-Pierre and Saint-Maclou-de-Folleville in 1823. If you have the opportunity to meet some of the locals, they will surely tell you about the traces of an ancient Roman road that could indicate the presence of an ancient city that has disappeared in Folleville. Crossed by the river Scie, you can also visit the church where you will find paintings and sculpted seigneurial benches from the Renaissance. Go back in time at the Moulin de l’Arbalète where you will smell the smell of hot bread ready to be eaten on festive days!


This village, crossed by the Scie, was organized around its old Benedictine abbey, which experienced an important expansion in the valley of the Scie and the Saâne after the battle of Hasting. In the course of time, the number of religious of the abbey which was erected by William the Conqueror decreased and it declined. The Saint-Victor church which dates from the 13th century will make you discover its bell tower with a polygonal spire. For a gourmet break, don’t hesitate to stop by the Aquaponics farm of the Abbey and EARL Apiculture Sénécal.


This small town located next to Longueville-sur-Scie dates back to the 11th century, first named Sainte-Foy-du-Bosc then Sainte-Foy-la-Giffard. At the bend of the GR210 of the Chasse-marée or during a hike on the loop 9 of the Terroir de Caux, Entre Varenne et Scie starting from Longueville-sur-Scie, you will be able to admire the roman church dedicated to Sainte-Foy. You will also discover in these places, two paintings of Nicolas Bertin and the relics of Saint-Philippe de Néri, Saint-François de Sales and Sainte-Foy. Don’t forget to take a look at the castle and the remains of the Madeleine chapel located in a former hospital. Very active within the community created by the communes named Sainte-Foy in France, the village regularly hosts the festivities of the gathering of these communes


Surrounded by the communes of Sainte-Foy and Torcy-le-Petit, Torcy-le-Grand has an important cultural heritage. Start with the church of Saint-Ribert, built in sandstone according to a unique elongated plan, it is worth a visit. Then head to the castle of Torcy-le-Grand which was built on the banks of the Varenne river as early as the 12th century. Today, unfortunately, only a few towers and parts of the walls remain after its destruction by the English in 1472. To breathe a little, relax along the health course crossing the vestiges of the castle, along the river, you will also discover a heritage orchard of cider apples.


Originally, Torcy-le-Grand and Torcy-le-Petit formed a single parish until their separation around 1150. Even if the remains of the castle are located on the territory of Torcy-le-Grand, it still has a church dedicated to Saint-Denis made of sandstone, stone and flint. If you are looking for an accommodation in the area, don’t hesitate to stop at the gîte de la Ferme du Pollet.


In 1823, the communes of Bretteville-du-Petit-Caux and Varneville-aux-Grès merged to become the village we know today. The origins of Varneville-Bretteville go back to the Roman period, attested by the crossing of two Roman roads and the traces of a Roman camp, more visible nowadays. During the hike loop 1 of the Terroir de Caux, Le Bourg Joli, in addition to the Saint-Vincent church which appeared around 1240, and which preserves its choir from the same period, and its portal added in the 16th century, you will be able to see two magnificent wells described by the panels installed by the Terroir de Caux Tourism Office.