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The houses of the forests

The Rouen – Normandy metropolis is surrounded by large forests. The forest massifs represent a third of its surface area, i.e. 25,000 m², and are composed in particular of 4 state forests (Forêt Verte in Mont-Saint-Aignan or Bois-Guillaume, Le Trait-Maulevrier, Roumare, La Londe-Rouvray), where one can discover remarkable trees at the bend in a path. Three of them are also labeled Forêts d’exception.

The animations of the forest houses of Rouen

To animate these spaces, the Rouen metropolis has equipped itself with adapted facilities:the Forest Houses in Orival and Darnétal. Throughout the year teams of animators offer a program of animation in connection with the fauna and flora of Normandy: night stroll, creative workshops, exhibitions, hosting of schoolchildren, initiation, eco-stage, awakenings on nature …

Discover the many forests present around Rouen through many activities for children. An invitation to return with family or friends to share his knowledge on the local fauna and flora.

Outing idea

For young and old...

With your family and your children,the Houses of the Forests also have for mission the maintenance and cleaning of forest spaces or scientific counts. These places are incontrovertible for all tourists looking for eco-tourism, green tourism and sustainable tourism.

The houses of forests in Rouen offer many activities for the youngest but also teenagers with the common thread preservation of nature and knowledge of its environment.