During this summer, I wanted to get away from Paris. I must confess, living in the center of a big city can be overwhelming. Luckily, in France, many small towns are quiet and yet, accessible by train.
Among these small villages, Cuverville.
Going by Train to Cuverville, France
I avoid cars in France , not only because I care about the CO2 emissions, but also because cars became impractical unless you have a dedicated Taxi or a VTC licensed Driver.
If you’re trying to get to or from a smaller or less-traveled town such as Cuverville, there’s a good chance that no high-speed trains will run there. In these cases, you can choose between the Intercity and the Local train.
The Intercity offers a good balance of speed and cost, while the Local train is much slower but the cheapest option. The Intercity is the best choice for most routes. It’s usually faster and more comfortable than the Local train. You’re also less likely to run into delays on the Intercity, so you’ll get to your destination sooner. The Local is also a good option for shorter routes. For example, if you’re traveling from Avignon to Lyon, the Local train is a better bet than the Intercity. It’s about half the price and will get you there just as fast.
About La Ferranderie
Guest House : English speaking couple, locals, French nationals, from Normandy
Address : 266 Chem. de la Ferranderie, 76280 CUVERVILLE EN CAUX
In the midst of wheat fields, a charming cute chalet rises. Named after a farrier, the "Ferranderie" is the workshop of a blacksmith caring for horse shoes, in French Maréchal-ferrant, which a hard artisan work that needs veterinarian and ironsmith to look after a horse's feet. The knowledge of anatomy and physiology of the lower leg is combined with the fabrication, adaptation, and adjustment of metal shoes to do so.
A farrier is someone who specializes in equine hoof care, including trimming and balancing a horse's hooves as well as fitting shoes to them if needed.
This is an independent guest house with a welcoming host who lives upstairs. you will enjoy a private apartment made of 4 different rooms.
First, you will get access either via a private kitchen or the living room.
In the living room, there is a couch that can be transformed into a bed.
The living room has its won private wc, so it can be used as another bed room.
The neighbouring bedroom has a queen size bed with a desk.
Finally, a large bathroom with separate bath and shower, magnificently renovated.
Even though, the house belongs to a medieval Chateau, that you can still the king's coat of Arm on the cute fireplace, everything worked fine.
The house is very clean, in perfect order and smells very nice.
I was very happy with the owners and their services. The hosts are very interesting people, they are a small family, they are welcoming.
The internet is medium but enough to get to the emails and work on a website for example, to watch a youtube video or a netflix movie.
I enjoyed a complete privacy to work in a calm surrounding.
Like in a fairy tale, in the morning, you wake up to the sounds of the marching horses, or the roosters nearby. I told the hosts that I am vegetarian, and still, the host offered a generous vegetarian breakfast to start the day, with many local healthy fresh green products of the Normandy.
The hosts are very friendly and speak English very well.
The wife cooks many surprises such as the delicious citrus cake, the apple cake and the smellicious homemade honey & fig shower gel, made with figs from her garden !
The Perfect Escape- Cuverville, A Secret French Village
Head into the countryside to discover Cuverville, a typically quaint and beautiful French village! Enjoy all of the typical activities we often associate with people at peace in nature, but with many natural sights for variety. Having a few square miles of land that's populated by just over 100 people, you'll find that France never felt so close to home.
Cuverville is a hidden gem in the Normandy region of France. This picturesque village is surrounded by lush green countryside. It's the perfect place to escape the hustle of a busy city life and enjoy some peace and quiet.
The village has a centre with few cafés and restaurants, as well as a few shops and a big mall selling local produce. There's also a lovely side with many cute houses, a church and a pretty park, making it the perfect place to take a leisurely stroll with kids.
If you're looking for a quiet, idyllic, unknown French village to escape to, Cuverville may be the perfect place.
Tucked away in Normandy, this pretty village looks like something out of an impressionist fields painting, with its charming Normandy houses and peaceful agriculture surroundings.
There's not much to do in Cuverville itself, but that's part of its appeal !
it's the perfect place to stay unreachable for a weekend, to relax and forget about the hustle and bustle of everyday life. However, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied in the surrounding area. Why not explore the picturesque coastline or go for a hike in the beautiful countryside? There's also plenty of delicious food and wine to enjoy in Cuverville – after all, this is France!
So if you're looking for a peaceful getaway, Cuverville is definitely worth a visit.
There are a few different ways to get to Cuverville, but the easiest is by train intercité. The ride takes about 2 hours from Paris, and there are a few different trains that run each day from la Gare Saint Lazare. You can check the schedule and book your tickets in advance on the Oui SNCF website.
Once you arrive in Cuverville, you'll be charmed by its quaint streets and century-old buildings. Be sure to wander through the village and explore all it has to offer. There are a few small shops and restaurants, as well as a church and a museum. And of course, the views of the surrounding countryside are simply beautiful.
If you're looking for a secret French village to escape to, Cuverville is the perfect choice. So pack your bags and hop on a train - you're sure to fall in love with this charming place.
Booking Ahead online
Booking in advance is the best way to make sure you get a room in the guest house.
French trains can be extremely busy, especially at peak times of year but the train going to Cuverville is relatively empty during the summer.
In winter holidays, they can get overbooked, and you can risk showing up and finding no seats available.
Which Train Should You Take?
Since there are so many different types of trains that run on different lines at different times in Gare Saint Lazare, booking in advance can be tricky. Thankfully, you can download the App Oui Sncf :
1- Book a train from Paris to Breauté Beuzeville
2-Book a cab with Taxi Service
3-Go to 266 Chem. de la Ferranderie, 76280 CUVERVILLE EN CAUX
Boarding the Train
The most important thing to remember when boarding a train in France is that the doors will close quickly as soon as the Train conductor whistle the departure.
This can be dangerous if you’re not careful. Avoid rushing on board and make sure you have your ticket in your phone, you do not need a printed ticket anymore.
When boarding a train, make sure you get on the First Class to be more comfortable.
Tickets are specific to each car, and you can’t just walk into any wagon. Make sure you’re getting on the right one by checking your ticket.
Trains in France
The biggest mistake people make when planning a trip on the French train system is to assume that all trains are the same. They are not. There are multiple different types of trains that run on several different routes, and each one has its own set of rules. It’s important to choose the right train for your trip and know what to expect when you get on board. Once you do, you’ll be able to enjoy your trip without worry or stress. The French train system is vast, connecting almost every corner of the country through an extensive network of tracks. A variety of different trains run on these tracks, each with its own set of rules and regulations for ticketing, boarding, and getting from A to B.
What to see in Cuverville ?
This stunning castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the village. Built in the 12th century, it has been well-preserved and is definitely worth a visit.
This beautiful church is another must-see while in Cuverville. It was built in the 15th century and features stunning Gothic architecture.
Run next the fields to the forest:
The perfect place to relax and take in the scenery are the open fields. With plenty of colourful fields, flowers and green trees, it's a great spot to enjoy a quiet moment to do some Yoga or Jogging.
There's something special about Cuverville, a secret French village that feels like it's frozen in time. From the charming fields routes to the friendly locals, it's the perfect escape from the noise of the big cities of France.
If you're looking for a place to relax and recharge, la Ferranderie is definitely worth a try.