Visit Veules-les-Roses

Veules-les-Roses is one of the most beautiful villages in France and epitomises the splendour of Normandy. Built in a valley (a depression in the land giving access to the sea), this village is well worth a visit, with its half-timbered houses and typical old mills.

The church of Saint-Martin

You can’t visit Veules-les-Roses without coming across the church of Saint-Martin. It dates from the 16th century, apart from the bell tower, which is the oldest part of the building (13th century). The interior furnishings and ornamentation are Renaissance. Inside, you’ll see a number of sandstone pillars and a 17th-century organ that is still in working order.

La Veules

Veules-les-Roses is also famous for having the smallest river in France… the Veules. It’s 1,149 metres long, but it’s no less pleasant to walk along, whatever the season. Start your walk on the seafront and work your way up to the source of the river, where you’ll come across watercress beds, an old mill and charming villas. Guided tours are also available.

La veulaise

After hours of walking around Veules-les-Roses, there’s nothing better than taking a gourmet break. La Veulaise, known mainly to locals, is actually the name of the oyster grown in the village. It is also the first oyster in the Seine-Maritime region to be bred in the open sea on the foreshore of Veules-les-Roses!

The artists

Veules-les-Roses, like Étretat in its day, was one of Normandy’s most popular towns for Impressionist painters. Veules-les-Roses is still home to many artistic disciplines, including painting, ceramics, sculpture and embroidery. Whether you take part in the exhibitions organised by the town or visit the many artists’ studios, you’ll always find something to delight your creative side.

The beach at Veules-les-Roses

The Veules-les-Roses seafront is a must-see! At the foot of the cliffs, you’ll find many of the pebbles typical of the Côte d’Albâtre, which give way to sandbanks only at low tide. If you’re a keen angler, there’s a rocky outcrop not far from the cliffs, ideal for catching prawns and periwinkles! A wide range of sporting events and activities are organised during the summer months. There’s also a children’s play area… Don’t hesitate to bring the whole family!

Walking in Veules-les-Roses

The cliff path (Normandy GR21) passes through Veules-les-Roses! An incredible opportunity to admire the Normandy landscape from the chalk cliffs of the Côte d’Albâtre. Fairly well signposted and without too many difficulties, this trail is one of the most pleasant in the region. Something to do with the whole family or just a few friends!

Where to stay in Veules-les-Roses?

Veules-les-Roses is a well-known tourist village on the Normandy coast. However, even if it is welcoming more and more tourists, its accommodation offer remains limited… In fact, Veules-les-Rose only has one 3-star hotel as well as several guest houses and various tourist rentals. As these are quickly saturated, many tourists opt for rentals on the outskirts of the city, 10, 15 or 20 km away. Camping Vitamin in Dieppe is one of the possibilities.

For information, the distance between Dieppe and Veules-les-Roses is 26 km. The easiest way to get to Veules-les-Roses from Dieppe is to take the main road, the D925. Estimated journey time: 25 – 30 min maximum.