Château des Landes is located in Landes-Vieilles-et-Neuves, in the heart of the Pays de Bray, the countryside of Normandy.
Due to our central location you have many opportunities to discover the diversity of Normandy. From the château it’s about a forty five minute drive to the beautiful cities Amiens, Rouen, Le Tréport and Dieppe. Between those last two towns you also find the Côte d’Albâtre, well known for its impressionistic appeal and beach life.
While you’re in staying with us we recommend walking through the forest as well. Next to the château is Le Forêt d’Eu, one of the great forests of Seine-Maritime. With its wide variety of trees and wildlife, it’s a wonderful place to explore. We can provide maps with various walks both in and around the forest.
Another option is to walk or cycle along the Avenue Verte from London to Paris.
This trail follows the former Dieppe to Paris railway and is a traffic-free path for walkers, cyclists and horse riders.
Châteaux and gardens
One of our favorite activities in Normandy is visiting châteaux and gardens. There are many options to choose from near our chambres d’hôtes.
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We love to visit the (brocante) markets in Normandy. Each Saturday there is a wonderful market in coastal town Dieppe, with fresh produce, clothes and all sorts of other knickknacks. It’s a great place to find a nice souvenir and have coffee or lunch at the harbor afterwards.
In summer there are also flea markets on Sundays where the locals sell antiques on the streets of their towns. In Rouen there are antique markets every Friday to Sunday and in Amiens every April and October (La Grande Réderie). These markets are one of our favorite ways to visit different cities and find some nice treasures for the château!
Other sea-side towns we like to visit are Le Tréport, Mers les Bains, Veules-les-Roses and Varengeville sur Mer. Best oysters you’ll find next to Dieppe at “l’Huitrière” in Pourville-sur-Mer, both take away and on site consumption with great sea-view.
For guests who like to play golf there are several golf courses:
- Golf St Saens
- Golf de Dieppe-Pourville
- Golf de Bois Guillaume
- Golf de Rouen Mont St Aignan
- Garden Golf Rouen Green Forest
- Golf club d’Amiens Salouel
- Golf club d’Amiens
Swimmimg: As mentioned above, the beaches can be easily reached in 45 minutes by car with ample parking space. Also there is an indoor swimming pool in Neufchâtel en Bray (20 min.), and an outdoor swimming pool at 20 minutes in Formerie.