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This agricultural town in Upper Normandy, in the north of France, is an ideal base from which to explore the countryside and sample the local fare. Off the beaten track, visitors can get a glimpse into the quieter side of French country life in Neufchatel-en-Bray and a chance to truly relax.
Neufchatel-en-Bray, like many other Norman towns, received its share of destruction in the WWII battles of 1940. An old Norman manor house was one of the buildings that survived, and it now houses a museum of regional traditions and crafts. Surrounded by rolling hills and apple orchards, the landscape around the town features a notch of earth called the buttonhole' which is a wedge of sedimentary layers dug by erosion.
For cheese lovers this is the place to be. The famous cheese of Neufchatel-en-Bray is the oldest of Norman cheeses dating as far back as the early 11th century. This salty, soft cheese is still made in the local farmhouses, and is produced in a variety of forms, but the most widely known is a heart shape.
The market of Neufchatel-en-Bray is held on Wednesday mornings in front of the church. Several restaurants serve a variety of cuisines featuring local products.
There is much to explore in the surrounding area, most notably the D-Day beaches of Normandy and also Rouen, the site of the execution of Joan of Arc. There are many great locations for hiking and bike riding, and the Alabaster coast stretching on either side of Dieppe just to the north is worth a visit.
There are a few mid-range hotels and a number of guesthouses in town as well as more options in surrounding villages. There is also a camping facility in town and another in nearby Massy.
Located on the A28 autoroute and 30 miles from Rouen, the easiest way to reach Neufchatel-en-Bray is by hire car. Book in advance of travelling to Neufchatel-en-Bray to secure the best deals from over fifty suppliers. All you need to do is to fill in your details in the search box above and then we'll do the rest.
Public transport is limited in this rural part of Upper Normandy, which is why we highly advise tourists wishing to see as much as possible during their stay to hire a car.
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