Bois-jérome-Saint-Ouen is the town where Cozy Normandy is located. You can find there:
AN ARTISANAL BAKERY “Aux saveurs des bois”
(Village and surrounding products, wood-fired pizzas every Friday)
A HIGH-QUALITY RESTAURANT “L’écrin aux épices”
(Reunionese restaurant and sale of Reunionese products, take-out sale every Friday)
A SMALL EPHEMERAL MARKET
(Sales of village products and local products every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.)
THE SHOP OF “VERGER DE GIVERNY”
(Artisanal sales of apple juice, cider, pommeau, cider brandy, oils, vinegars…)
LA BRASSERIE DE L’APOCALYPSE
(The microbrewery where you can taste and purchase organic and artisanal beers every Friday and Saturday starting at 4 PM)
Maison et jardin de Claude Monet
Welcome to the world of Claude Monet, painter and gardener. For more than forty years, until his death in 1926, Giverny was his home, his place of creation, and his work. A world of meaning, colors and memories, the house where the artist lived with his family houses his living room-workshop and his exceptional collection of Japanese prints. The gardens are made up of the Clos Normand and its flower beds and the Water Garden, planted with oriental plants and weeping willows, with its Japanese bridge painted green and its water lilies.
Museum of Impressionisms
The musée des impressionnismes Giverny is dedicated to impressionism in an exceptional setting combining contemporary architecture and gardens, 45 minutes from Paris. This museum invites you to discover Impressionism in the broad sense of the term and also to explore the beginnings and consequences of this movement. The very location of the museum also gives meaning to this mission.
Natural Mechanics Museum
The MUSEUM DE MECANIQUE NATURELLE (association 1901) was created by the three GUILLEMARD brothers: Jean-Pierre, René, Gérard who take care of research, restorations and exhibitions with the active help of passionate volunteers devoting their know-how and their time in heritage rescue.
The old mill of vernon
The old Vernon mill is a half-timbered building straddling two piers of the old bridge over the Seine. Several mills of this type were established on the wooden arches of the old bridge. The bridge itself dates from the 12th century, the mill is probably from the 16th century. The old bridge was destroyed and rebuilt many times in the Middle Ages. It was reputed to be dangerous and was finally destroyed at the beginning of the 19th century. It was replaced in 1861 by a stone bridge built a few meters upstream. Itself destroyed in 1870, it was rebuilt in 1872 and then bombed in 1940. Thus, the bridge that we take today to go from Vernon to Giverny constitutes the fourth generation. It dates from 1955.
The different buildings that make up the Château were built at different times. Since the beginning of the work in 1740, the successive owners have added, over time, their stone to the building. The Duke of Belle-Isle, the Duke of Penthièvre or even Louis-Philippe, the last king of the French, participated in the creation and embellishment of the Château de Bizy. The park of the Château de Bizy is also classified as a Historic Monument and conducive to a pleasant walk in a spectacular setting.
The castle of La Roche Guyon
Leaned against the chalk cliff since the Middle Ages, this ancient fortress has been transformed over the centuries, elegantly confronting architectural styles. From the medieval keep to the 18th century stables, from the first troglodyte spaces to the vegetable garden and the English garden, from the state rooms to the casemates fitted out by Rommel, the castle offers you a strange journey through time.
Château Gaillard: “The one-year-old girl” by Richard Coeur de Lion is now a ruin whose stones were used to build the Château de Gaillon. Nevertheless, the building remains impressive and gives the place a certain majesty.
Nicolas Poussin Museum: Born in 1594 in a hamlet of Andelys, the painter in love with Italy is a major representative of classicism. The museum is housed in an old 17th century building and presents collections of local history.
Notre-Dame collegiate church: It was in 511 that Queen Clotilde, wife of Clovis, king of the Franks, founded the first Norman abbey here. The present church was built between the 13th and 17th centuries.
Fontaine Sainte-Clotilde: During the digging of the foundations of the monastery desired by the wife of Clovis, this source would have appeared. The Queen’s prayers would have turned water into wine to quench the workers’ thirst.
Saint-Sauveur Church:Built for the workers of Château-Gaillard, the building houses one of the most beautiful organs in France.
Discover the Normandy coast and its beautiful towns such as Honfleur (1h20), Deauville (1h30) as well as the D-Day beaches and the Caen Memorial (1h45).
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Cosy Normandy is a housing complex located in Bois-Jérôme-Saint-Ouen, a stone’s throw from Giverny. Discover the Norman Vexin with these monuments, museums and shops.