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About Vernon

Vernon is situated within the area of Eure in the Haute-Normandie region of northern France. The village lies amongst picturesque scenery on the banks of the River Seine, between the cities of Paris and Rouen. This French commune is a quaint and serene town which offers a range of historic architecture and fascinating buildings to explore. The region also boasts a particularly peaceful atmosphere alongside the tranquil scenery which can be enjoyed throughout the town. The commune is also home to an excellent selection of shops, markets and restaurants as well as great cultural experiences at the local museums and art galleries. The famous French painter Claude Monet lived in the nearby village of Giverny and painted several exquisites landscapes paintings of some Vernon’s historic buildings, monuments and natural scenery. Indeed, it is easy to see why Vernon has inspired artists with its omnipresent charm and unique character.

Exploring Vernon

The town of Vernon contains a range of historic structures with fantastic architecture and design but the region’s most iconic building is the Collegiate Church of Notre Dame, which dates back as far as the 11th century. The church is famous locally for its intricate Gothic style design and impressive pipe organs and engravings, which were completed over hundreds of years.

Another of Vernon’s significant historical landmarks is the Tourelles Castle, built by Philippe Auguste during the Middle Ages. The fortress boasts four large towers, one of which was damaged by bombs during the air raids of the Second World War and is currently being restored.

Vernon’s city hall is also a magnificent example of French architecture, constructed at the end of the 19th century opposite to the Collegiate Church. Other notable buildings found within Vernon are the House of Old Times, which is the area’s oldest residential dwelling, the Archive Tower which was once part of an ancient castle and the Old Mill, located by the River Seine.

Fabulous cultural experiences are also available in Vernon, from art galleries and museums to walking and cycling trails. Not surprising considering the area's artistic pedegree, there is a good selection of renowned local art galleries and museums, including the Alphonse-Georges Poulain Museum, the Galerie du Démocrate and the Galerie Tuffier, all of which contain fascinating exhibits and works of art. 

Vernon tips

Visitors hoping to take in the natural beauty of Vernon with a peaceful stroll throughout the surrounding region can follow the various hiking trails which will lead them along several stunning scenic routes. Many of these trails start from the Tourelles Castle and lead along the banks of the River Seine.

Vernon Itineraries

Paris

Paris & Normandy - Roundtrip Paris

23 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
7 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Paris (Honfleur)

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Paris

Paris & the Heart of Normandy

77 sailing dates December 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Paris (Honfleur)
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Tournus

Grand France - Port Louis to Paris

10 sailing dates March 2020 to September 2020
14 Nights From St. Louis, France, France to Paris (Honfleur)
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Lyon

Ultimate France

1 sailing date March 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
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Lyon

Ultimate France - Avignon to Bordeaux

16 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
21 Nights From Avignon, France to Bordeaux
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Avignon

Grand France - Cote D'Azur to Paris

1 sailing date September 2019
15 Nights From Toulon (for Cote D'Azur), to France , Paris (Honfleur)
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Vernon

27 Day Best of Portugal & France

6 sailing dates May 2020 to June 2020
26 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Paris (Honfleur)
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Avignon

France's Finest - Paris to Avignon

16 sailing dates March 2020 to October 2020
14 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Avignon
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Lyon

France's Finest - Avignon to Paris

54 sailing dates March 2019 to November 2020
14 Nights From Avignon, France to Paris
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Vernon

France's Finest - Avignon to Paris

18 sailing dates March 2020 to November 2020
14 Nights From Avignon, France to Paris (Honfleur)
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Paris

France by Rail with Romantic Rhone & Seine

6 sailing dates September 2019 to August 2020
24 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Paris (Honfleur)
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Lyon

Romantic Rhone & Seine - Barcelona to Paris

1 sailing date August 2019
18 Nights From Barcelona, to Rouen
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Les Andelys

Impressions of the Seine

5 sailing dates August 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Paris (Honfleur)
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Paris

Gardens of the Seine

1 sailing date June 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Lyon

Portugal & Spain Treasures With Rhone & Seine

1 sailing date August 2019
29 Nights From Lisbon, Portugal to France , Paris
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Les Andelys

Northern France at a Glance

26 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Paris

Paris & The Seine Valley To Normandy

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Paris (Honfleur)
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Vernon

New Year in Paris

1 sailing date December 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Honfleur

Roundtrip Paris

1 sailing date June 2019
7 Nights From Paris, France to Paris
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Paris

Reflections on the Seine

5 sailing dates September 2019 to September 2020
8 Nights From Paris (Honfleur), France to Paris (Honfleur)
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