Varengeville sur Mer offers a panoramic view of the ‘Albâtre’ coast, the brightness and the tranquility of the village attracted many artists such as Edouart MANET, Raoul UBAC, Alexander CALDER, Joan MIRÈŽ as well as Claude MONET, Georges BRAQUE, Albert ROUSSEL, Georges PORTO-RICHE.
The last three artists mentioned decided to live there permanently, and were buried in the cemetery of the church Saint-Valéry, built in XII century and rebuilt during the XVI.
Varengeville sur Mer is famous for its places of horticultural excellence.
" Le Parc des Moutiers " was created in 1897 by Guillaume MALLET, who fell in love with the many valleys that stretched to the sea front.
" Le Parc des Moutiers " was designed as part of a house built by British architect Sir William LUTYENS.
The park should be visited in late April for the blossoming of flowers and late October for its autumn colours.
" Les Jardins de Vasterival ” was created in 1957 by the Princess STURDZA.
The Gardens offer around 10,000 different plants to discover among which, are rare and exotic species, aswell as more common ones.
The Gardens span over 9 acres.
" Le Jardin Shamrock ” is considered the Museum of hydrangea, as it displays the largest collection of hydrangeas in the world.
Varengeville sur Mer has its own lighthouse " Le Phare d’Ailly " with 91 steps to access a panoramic view of the cliffs between Saint-Valery-En-Caux to " La Baie de Somme ".
Varengeville sur Mer has a great depth of history.
" The manor of Ango " is a beautiful manor unique to Normandie, inspired by a famous shipowner from Dieppe called Jehan ANGO who was the advisor of Francois I.
The manor was built around 1540, on 5000 acres of land, and is inspired by the architecture of the Italian Renaissance. The successive layers of brick and flint give a unique aesthetic to its façade, the circular dovecote is made of bricks, flint, sandstone and limestone, all displaying an ‘Imperial’ roof.
It is simply beautiful !!!
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