Le Fleuve La Veules
Le Fleuve La Veules
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Jasmin186338
London, UK66 contributions
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At less than 1km in length, La Veules is the shortest river in France. The river is bounded by a footpath which will take you from the source, with its fields of watercress growing in the pure water, to the mouth of the river on the beach. There's plenty to see along the way, from quaint houses to water wheels to little cafés and restaurants overlooking the tiny river. Take some time to eat lunch or take a coffee, and relax by the gurgling stream. The town is also tiny but with interesting shops. Well worth a visit.
Written April 8, 2016
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ACH1981
Newport, UK35 contributions
Family
Beautiful clear water and flowers planted along its short length! Nice way to spend a bit of time portering!
Written August 28, 2019
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CBo
East Sussex, UK272 contributions
Couples
One of the most pleasant walk along the stream/small river. Every bridge every house every water mill was just beautiful and one needs discipline to stop taking pictures but enjoy the place.
Water was clear, some healthy looking fish swimming in it and watercress was gently flowing in the water - creating an amazing picture.
And if one loves flowers, this walk does not disappoint at all - full of colourful flowers of all shape and sizes, they all looked rather effortlessly beautiful.
We visited here on a sunny day. Not too busy. Gentle sun. One of the most memorable days of this trip.
Written July 2, 2019
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John S
California425 contributions
Family
Okay, Veules-Les-Roses is considered to be one of the top-ten charming villages in France. As you've probably read elsewhere, it is the shortest river in France and the water is super-clear allowing you to check out the fish. Put on your walking shoes and enjoy a lovely and meandering stroll as you follow the river through the town. The walk can be substantial and there are some stairs so be aware if mobility is an issue.

We parked at, what I believe, is the west side of town at Parking Des Sources (see my pic). The parking was free. The path for the river walk is very close to Parking Des Sources. There is a sign with a map, which you can snap a picture of. There are also signs along the path which tell some local history, like at the water wheels, for example. The trail does branch off in several directions, and we managed to get a little turned around. For me, however, that has always been one of the fun parts of traveling, just wondering where you'll end up!

We were there on a Sunday, which may have increased the crowds slightly, but it was also June 3rd before the big summer crowds appeared. The roads are narrow so try to get there early (like most anywhere in France) or on an off day if you are going in the summer. On Sunday, there were many closures in the town, though there was still enough to get some Normandy cider, cheese, water and local baguettes to snack on! In fact, if you visit the Church, which I believe you should, there was a bakery and a convenience store open right across the street.

Veules-Les-Roses is all the way North so it's probably not on many people's radar. If you can make it there, however, I think it's well worth it. We did it as part of a day trip from Rouen. Enjoy!
Written June 18, 2018
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Gever56
Antwerp, Belgium68 contributions
Couples
Veules-les-Roses is one of the most charming villages in France. The walk along the Veules river (which is only 1100 meters long) is a must when visiting Normandy. And the beach, with its white cliffs is very beautiful too.
Written September 6, 2017
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Alison J
Farnham, UK106 contributions
Couples
The Veule may be the shortest river in France but visiting it need not be a brief affair. It is in a ridiculously pretty location with watercress cultivation, characterful and quirky houses and the heady scent of roses in the air. A short walk to a huge shingle beach with chalk cliffs and rock pools was a great place to eat pastries from the local boulangerie, followed by a good cup of coffee in a pretty, shady courtyard in town. The river itself has crystal clear water flowing rapidly towards and through a series of mill wheels, between cottages and under little bridges. An enchanting place which you can spend hours in.
Written August 24, 2016
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Eli B
Sydney, Australia3,697 contributions
Couples
A very pleasant drive an hour from Rouen, brought us to this village basking in the fresh air. Its a ravishingly pretty enclave brimming with good cheer, combining the charm of the country-side with that of the sea. the houses are in harmony, built from brick, flint and timber, line a long beach of fine sand at low tide and pebbles at high.
The village clusters around the river which turned its grain mills and provided water to wash the wool. Nestled in a hollow of a valley fanning out to sea, its no longer a fishing port for shrimp and eel, but has regenerated itself into a busy resort area.
Everyone quips about Veules having its own Champs Elysees because the fields upon which the village stands, belonged to one M. Elysees, hence the name... 'Champs- Elysees'.
For me, the past comes alive with the village architecture, cottages, grand beach front villas from the early 20th-Century and ship-shape fishermen's dwellings. Ever5ywher we looked there were gardens of all sizes, overflowing with with flowers especially roses. We love watercress with every meal and here its grown commercially and harvested in the traditional manner, fresh as can be and crunchy under the tooth. The crop comes in bunches and weighs a hefty 350 grams. Add to our basket the glorious mud oysters and crunchy baguette with some local vino, salt and butter... found an alfresco picnic spot and we were in heaven.
Its a stunning tableau, the sky, the sea, the meeting of the two with all that greenery exudes a marvellous contentment as we gazed towards the superb views of the cliffs.
Written December 3, 2014
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169ashij
Paris, France944 contributions
Couples
For the first time we visited this town and loved walking around the small river yesterday !! SO CLEAR the water and SO PLEASANT WALK !
I was surprised to see so many varieties of colorful flowers everywhere !
Highly recommended and shall be back again ! 😍😍😍
Written June 29, 2019
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ksarman
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar6,659 contributions
love this Village
no big condo
only private stones houses
really stylish
peaceful
there is many smalls nairrow streets
and nice shops
the Church is stunning too
there is a beautiful beach
love this village
Written July 24, 2017
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LTeunissen
21 contributions
Family
Staying at the camping site, we are enjoying this village enormously. The small river is magic and the houses and tiny streets are lovely. Not too many tourists at this time of the year.
Written April 22, 2017
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