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May 13th

Deauville-Honfleur in pictures and by bike: get ready to be amazed!

Saturday at 11 a.m., official and collective start to cycle the Deauville-Honfleur section of the "Seine by bike" route. This very beautiful 45-kilometre ride - made up of shared lanes and greenways - can be done by electric bike and for the more athletic, by classic bike. Philippe AUGIER, President of the Community of Communes Cœur Côte Fleurie and Mayor of Deauville, Thomas ELEXHAUSER, Departmental Councilor in charge of tourism and attractiveness (Department of Eure) and Jean-Léonce DUPONT, President of the Department of Calvados will give the departure from the Esplanade du Bassin Morny. Everywhere along the route, between Paris and Deauville, entertainment is planned on the occasion of the "Spring of the Seine by bike". La Seine by bike, more than 420 kilometers of cycle paths connect Paris to Deauville. This cycle route, opened in 2020, is a fine example of the development of cycle tourism in France.

 

Deauville - Saint-Arnoult

From Deauville, from the town centre, take the Greenway (3km) already well known to cyclists and walkers. It is located a few meters from Place Morny and the famous boards. The ride follows the long straight track of theDeauville-La Touques racecourse borrowed by the big stars on horse racing days and every morning in training. It then crosses the Inter-municipal leisure park, and runs along the banks of the Touques earrings. The landscaped course is done with ease and tranquility, winding through green and wooded areas, among cows, ducks and swans!

The greenway, which connects Deauville to Saint-Arnoult ©Lucile Loisel
The greenway, which connects Deauville to Saint-Arnoult ©Etienne Chognard
The greenway, which connects Deauville to Saint-Arnoult ©Lucile Loisel
©Lucile Loisel

Saint-Arnoult - Pont-L'Eveque

A Saint-Arnoult, it is easy to follow the cycle path marked on the ground until the exit of the town to join the D 278 in the direction of Saint-Etienne-la-Thillaye. This rural town made up of stud farms and farms extends over 12 km to Pont-L'Eveque and offers a panorama of half-timbered houses, often surmounted by thatched roofs and meadows where horses enliven a postcard setting. The route is easy there too, wooded and peaceful.

At the exit of Saint-Arnoult ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel
At the exit of Saint-Arnoult ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel
Half-timbered houses dot the route to Pont-L'Evêque ©Lucile Loisel
Half-timbered houses punctuate the route to Pont-L'Evêque ©Lucile Loisel
Bucolic landscapes typical of the Pays d'Auge ©Lucile Loisel
Bucolic landscapes typical of the Pays d'Auge ©Lucile Loisel

A Pont-l'Evêque, at the confluence of three rivers, you cross the bridges while admiring a concentration of houses with colored timber framing. The route invites you to recharge your batteries in the Garden of Medicinal Plants in front of the Happy Jail whose story is amazing.

Pont-L'Evêque, its bridges (left) and its Joyeuse Prison (right) ©Lucile Loisel
Pont-L'Evêque, its bridges (left) and its Joyeuse Prison (right) ©Lucile Loisel

Pont-L'Eveque - Saint-André-d'Hebertot

At the exit, the journey continues on the greenway (12 km) until Saint-André-d'Hébertot. Now owned by the department, it was previously a closed track which provided the SNCF Lisieux-Honfleur link until 1972. 49 works of art were necessary for its construction. Very wooded, almost wooded, the greenway is without any difficulty: in a straight and flat line, punctuated by old houses of railway guards.

On the way to Saint-André-d'Hébertot ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel (left) / Lucile Loisel (right)
On the way to Saint-André-d'Hébertot ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel

Saint-Andre-d'Hebertot - Honfleur

Then, the road winds through the hills of the Normandy bocage. Saint-André-d'Hébertot, a very small village, offers a stopover. We guess his castle behind the trees. Surrounded by beautiful moats, fed by a small stream, it appears from three eras starting from the XNUMXth century. It is possible to stay there.

Castle of Saint-André-d'Hébertot ©Lucile Loisel
Castle of Saint-André-d'Hebertot ©Lucile Loisel
Saint-André-d'Hébertot ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel
Saint-André-d'Hébertot ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel

The route continues until Honfleur in a bucolic and agricultural environment. After the A13 motorway, crossed on a bridge which overhangs it, the routes move away from the main roads to cross the hinterland of Honfleur. The road is shaded and calm until the Saint-Sauveur River.

Cows grazing in the Normandy meadows ©Lucile Loisel
Cows grazing in the Normandy meadows ©Lucile Loisel
Last straight line before Honfleur ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel
Last straight line before Honfleur ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel

Arrival in Honfleur

A Honfleur, the arrival slalom between the basins to the oldest of them. The terraces spread out over the sunny quays. Every street is a postcard.

Arrival in Honfleur ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel
Arrival in Honfleur ©Delphine Barré-Lerouxel
The old port of Honfleur ©Lucile Loisel
The old port of Honfleur ©Lucile Loisel

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Villa Strassburger ©Lucile Loisel
©Lucile Loisel
The Franciscans ©Bérengère Sence
©Bérengère Sence
The Happy Prison of Pont-L'Evêque ©Terre d'Auge Tourism
©Terre d'Auge Tourism

Villa Strassburger
in Deauville

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The Franciscans
in Deauville

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The Merry Prison
in Pont-L'Eveque

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The Dominicans at Pont L'Evêque ©Terre d'Auge Tourisme
©Terre d'Auge Tourism
Calvados Père Magloire The Experience ©Camille David
©Camille David
Eugène Boudin Museum in Honfleur ©Eugène Boudin Museum
©Eugene Boudin Museum

The Dominicans
in Pont-L'Eveque

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Calvados The Experience
in Pont-L'Eveque

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Eugene Boudin Museum
in Honfleur

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