Categories : Forests

Overlooking the second-to-last bend in the Seine

Midway between Rouen and Le Havre, the Brotonne National Forest overlooks the second-to-last bend of the River Seine. The forest’s original name of “Aurelaune Forest” was changed to the “National Union Forest” during the Revolution. The 6750 hectares which make up the national forest are part of The Boucles de la Seine Normande Regional Nature Reserve. It is state owned and managed by the ONF- The Office National des Forêts. There are different parts of the Brotonne Forest, either state, municipally or privately owned, which altogether cover an area of 10,000 hectares. Crisscrossed with trails and pathways, its varied landscape of valleys and planes, abundant Oaks, Beeches and Scotch pines offer a wonderful display whose colours change with the seasons. It’s certainly worth seeing!

A paradise for ramblers and riders!

By foot, horse or bike… You can explore the forest in so many ways! The many kilometres of marked trails will lead you to many hidden corners!

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Forêt de Brotonne
Latitude : 49.44 Longitude : 0.72