Updated on 30 November 2020
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With quaint restaurants, idyllic half-timbered cottages, mills along the river, fantastic seaside walks and delicious local oysters, Veules-les-Roses provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing coastal escape.
A charming seaside village
Tucked away on the Alabaster Coast, just 12 miles south-west of Dieppe, the picturesque village of Veules-les-Roses is a cluster of typical half-timbered cottages and lots of ancient unspoiled charm. The Veules, which flows through the village, is France’s smallest river. Its water is used in ponds for growing watercress from where it finds its way to the sea through a gap in the high chalk cliffs, which overlook a sand and pebble beach. There’s a good reason why so many painters, poets and writers fell in love with the place!
Veules-les-Roses is one of the oldest villages in the Pays de Caux. It became a popular holiday resort in the 19th century, cherished by artists such as Victor Hugo. A pleasant, laid-back atmosphere make Veules-les-Roses a delightful seaside retreat, brimming with local restaurants specialising in delicious fresh fish and oysters.
a haven of greenery in the PAYS DE CAUX
your stay in VEULES-LES-ROSES
- Where should I eat? Definitely at Les Galets. Acclaimed chef Frédéric Cauchye is a Maître cuisinier de France and shares his passion for cooking at his restaurant which seats up to 40 people.
- Where should I stay? The Relais Hôtelier Douce France.
- Where’s best to go swimming? Plage-Baignade Veules-les-Roses
- Pays du plateau de Caux Maritime discovery trail
- Saint-Valery-en-Caux: 10 minutes’ drive
- Varengeville-sur-Mer: 20 minutes’ drive
- Dieppe: 30 minutes’ drive
- Fécamp: 45 minutes’ drive