Bois du Défends – Louviers © OT Seine Eure

The Defends Wood

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The Defends Wood


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In Normandy, close to Louviers, trees have stories to tell and secrets to share. The Bois du Défends is a forest park ready to be explored located on the edge of the state forest of Bord-Louviers. There are three botanical trails. With their identification markers, they invite you to admire more than 38 tree species. Oak, wild cherry, ash, maple, hornbeam, false acacia, medlar, beech, Scots pine, giant sequoia, giant thuja, etc. will no longer be a mystery to you. An ideal visit in the realm of trees for the whole family to learn and have fun at the same time. If you want to know more, a complimentary guidebook about the different species of trees found in the Park is available at the Tourist Information Centre in Louviers.



  • Animals welcome
  • Groups welcome