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A Stroll through Offranville

in Offranville

4.4 km
  • Spend an hour exploring the charming town of Offranville and its landmarks.

  • Starting from La Halte Verte, an old train station on the Dieppe-Le Havre line, set off to explore this town which was so dear to the famous painter Jacques-Emile Blanche. There is even a museum dedicated to him in the municipal park. The proposed route will also take you to the church with its astonishing twisted spire.
Points of interest
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The starting point is at La Halte Verte, an old train station on the Dieppe-Le Havre line, converted into a rest area for tourists in 2007. After visiting La Halte Verte, take Rue Paul Cézanne to the crossroads with Rue Jacques-Emile Blanche. Before turning left, you can admire the second home of Jacques-Emile Blanche, which he bought in 1938. Converted and expanded by the artist, he passed away there in 1942. Now, walk along Rue Jacques-Emile Blanche, with Tôt Manor on your left. Blanche rented that building, whose oldest section was erected in 1688, and lived there from 1902 to 1939.
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Keep going down the same street to Saint-Ouen Church, built in the Gothic and Renaissance styles from the late 15th century to the early 17th. A cemetery once surrounded the building, as witnessed by the few remaining graves and the sandstone cross bearing the date of 1681. You can also take a moment to appreciate the remarkable ancient yew planted in front of the church.
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Follow Rue Jehan Véron to the town hall and then continue along Avenue de la Hêtraie to the post office. On your left, you can see a garrison boundary marker. It is one of the seven markers set up in 1771 to define the boundaries of the garrison for soldiers of Dieppe. Beyond the line they form, soldiers without duty orders were considered to be deserters.
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At the marker, turn onto the small path on your left and then turn right on Rue Loucheur. On your left, the restaurant Le Colombier is located in the oldest house in the village, built in 1509 and expanded during the 17th century. The dovecote, dating from 1702, which inspired the restaurant’s name once stood in the courtyard of the farmstead attached to the neighbouring château. The Maison du Parc, an old cart house dating from 1773, is now home to a visitors’ centre, a tearoom and the Jacques-Emile Blanche Museum upstairs. William Farcy Floral Park, which is dedicated to heirloom roses, was developed around the building.
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Continuing along Rue Loucheur, you can admire the Château Fournier, built in 1654, on your left. At the end of the street, turn right onto Rue du Bout de la Ville. In front of you, the 16th century dovecote is a gorgeous brick structure with a drip and a door frame made of sandstone. Now, cross Avenue de la Hêtraie and continue onto Rue de Kotchandpur.
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Turn right on Rue Verte towards the centre of town. Partway down, on your right, Véron Manor has an old half-timbered section dating back to the 16th century. The richly decorated, adjoining dovecote was built around the same time.
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Next, turn right on Sente de l’Abbaye, in the direction of the town hall. Turn left towards the church and head back to the starting point.
40 meters of difference in height
  • Start altitude : 86 m
  • End altitude : 86 m
  • Maximum altitude : 88 m
  • Minimum altitude : 77 m
  • Total positive elevation : 40 m
  • Total negative elevation : -40 m
  • Max positive elevation : 5 m
  • Min positive elevation : -2 m