Caudebec-en-Caux – Tips

NOTE: Caudebec-en-Caux has recently merged (2016) with other towns nearby and is now called “Rives-en-Seine“. However, since the artists called the town by its original name in their paintings, we will continue to refer to the place by its old name.


Getting There

By Car
By Train
CalaisA16, A28 and A29. Exit at Yvetot (exit 9), D313 to the Pont de Bretonne, exit before the bridge.2:15 hoursvia Paris
4:45 hours
ParisA13, D313. After crossing the Pont de Bretonne, follow the Caudebec-en-Caux signs2 hoursTrain to Yvetot, then bus.
1:30 hours
DieppeN27 to Yvetot, then the D313 to the Pont de Bretonne, exit before the bridge1 hourvia Rouen and Yvetot
2:15 hours
Le HavreA131 and the D9821 hourTrain to Yvetot, then bus.
1 hour
CherbourgN13, A13, D3132:30 hoursvia Caen, Rouen and Yvetot:
3:45 hours
Marseillesvia Paris: A7, A6 and A139 hoursvia Paris, then Yvetot, then bus:
6:15 hours

Ferry: Closest ferry harbours from the UK are Dieppe and Le Havre.

Within Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec is so small that you can walk from one end to the other in 10 minutes.


There are a couple of restaurants (normal French food, crepes, pizza), but only one springs out above any of them, the Manoir de Retival (click on the link for more information). The Manoir is highly recommendable if you have that kind of a budget and palate, and in 2016 it got its first Michelin star.

Manoir de Retival in Caudebec-en-Caux
Manoir de Retival in Caudebec-en-Caux


You are not going to find many hotels, the best one being the restaurant mentioned above.

Things To See/Things To Do

  • Visit the 15th century Notre-Dame church and their amazing stained-glass windows dating back to the 15th and 16th century.
  • Visit the Templars’ House (when it’s finally restored).
  • Walk the quai of the Seine and look at the massive ships going to / coming from Rouen.
    Boats on the Seine river at Caudebec-en-Caux

  • Walk up the Pont de Bretonne to have a bird’s eye view of the Seine river and Caudebec-en-Caux.

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