Veules-les-Roses in Normandy

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The river Veules © Gegeours/cc-by-sa-3.0

The river Veules © Gegeours/cc-by-sa-3.0

Veules-les-Roses is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in the Normandy region in northern France. Veules-les-Roses is a tourism and farming village situated on the coast of the English Channel in the Pays de Caux, some 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Dieppe at the junction of the D68, D926 and the D142 roads.

The river Veules, which flows through the commune, is the shortest sea-bound river in France at 1.194 kilometres (0.742 mi). Its water is used to create ponds for growing watercress whence it finds its way to the sea through a gap in the high chalk cliffs, which overlook a sand and pebble beach.

The beach © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-sa-4.0 The Cressonnieres © Gegeours/cc-by-sa-3.0 The Cressonnieres © Roger Thurnill/cc-by-sa-4.0 The river Veules © Gegeours/cc-by-sa-3.0 The river Veules © Totorvdr59/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Totorvdr59/cc-by-sa-4.0 © Felix Potuit © Nikater Rue Victor Hugo © Nikater The beach © Gegeours/cc-by-sa-3.0
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The Cressonnieres © Roger Thurnill/cc-by-sa-4.0
Many artists have come here to paint, such as Anaïs Aubert, Étienne Mélingue, Henri Harpignies, Paul Meurice, Samuel Peploe and John Duncan Fergusson of the Scottish Colourists school, Ilya Repin and Alexey Bogolyubov of the Russian Peredvizhniki school. Writers include Leroux and Eugène Pierron, Alexandre Dumas fils, Lockroy, José-Maria de Heredia, Henri Rochefort, Alexis Bouvier, Jules Michelet and Victor Hugo, poets Jean Richepin and François Coppée, dramatists Jules Claretie, Henri Lavedan and Émile Bergerat and the composer Alexandre Georges.

Politicians such as Henri Maret, Alexandre Millerand, René Viviani, Louis Malvy, Albert Clemenceau and Pierre Taittinger came here for the sea air. Victor Boucher, Georges Chamarat, Saint-Granier, the writer Maurice Privat, Dominique Bonnaud as well as sports personalities Suzanne Lenglen and Lucien Gaudin.

Read more on seine-maritime-tourisme.com – Veules-les-Roses, between sea and countryside, francethisway.com – Veules-les-Roses travel guide, normandie-tourisme.fr – Veules-les-Roses, jewel of the Alabaster coast and Wikipedia Veules-les-Roses (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State - Weather report by weather.com - Global Passport Power Rank - Travel Risk Map - Democracy Index - GDP according to IMF, UN, and World Bank - Global Competitiveness Report - Corruption Perceptions Index - Press Freedom Index - World Justice Project - Rule of Law Index - UN Human Development Index - Global Peace Index - Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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