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Touring in Duclair means appreciating its privileged position along the loops of the Seine, just a few kilometers from Rouen. The town is also on the Route des Abbayes, between Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville and Jumièges, and on the Route des Fruits. A marine ferry provides easy access by car and on foot.


Tourism and nature

on the banks of the Seine

Just as Normandy is renowned for its gastronomy, Duclair is known for its famous duck, which top chefs and gourmets love to cook with orange, blood or cherries. Every two years in September, the duck is celebrated in the commune. The restaurant Le Parc invites you to discover the famous recipe for Rouen Duck à la Presse, to be ordered 24 hours in advance.

Overlooking the Seine valley, the Cour du Mont is a must-see, as is the sumptuous château du Taillis and its August 44 museum in the hamlet of Saint-Paul. Visit also the Saint-Denis church and its three naves.

Many river cruise boats dock in Duclair for the pleasure of tourists who discover this pretty village or set off on excursions throughout Normandy.


Taking the ferry

in Duclair

To get to Duclair, you can take the road by car or bus, orthe ferry to cross the Seine and enjoy an unusual experience. Numerous hiking trails run alongside the town and can be used to walk to Duclair.

When out with family, lovers or friends, stroll along the banks of the Seine and take the opportunity to recharge your batteries and admire the scenery. The Mustad cloutery has given way to a lovely landscaped garden, the Archipel des Eaux mêlées, where you can stroll and appreciate all kinds of quality species such as the “Black Marsh Birch”, the “Reinette de Jumièges” or even the “Golden Weeping Ash” offered by the Arboretum.

The fruit route

Discover Normandy by bike in a corner of paradise between Jumièges and Duclair. Between Seine loops and orchards, cycle through a unique place where time stands still and curiosity begins. Just a few minutes from Rouen and its medieval city center, immerse yourself in the heart of the Normandy bocage in the heart of the Seine-Maritime department.

Spreading over 62 km,the fruit route winds through orchards punctuated by architectural heritage of great historical value such as the Abbey of Jumièges.

It offers the colorful spectacle of apples, pears, plums and cherries that you can come and buy directly at the gate. Grab your basket, this lively and generous Normandy is no myth! There are also several marshes, veritable conservatories of biodiversity, and rivers and lakes to delight nature lovers


Heritage rally

in the streets of Duclair

Starting from the Parc des Eaux Mêlées, this playful stroll takes you through the city center and along the banks of the Seine. Along the way, you’ll appreciate the architecture of the half-timbered or brick houses and the works of street-art dotted around the commune.

After a meal on the banks of the Seine or in the town hall square, discover the new contemporary work, christened “Amplitude” located on the quays of the Seine in Duclair. This steel monument is a flood marker designed to raise awareness of flood risks. Installed on the quays of the Seine, as close as possible to the landing stage of the Duclair ferry, visitors are invited to take the two steel staircases. On reaching the monument, it is possible to observe the tides and assess the level of the Seine.

Then go to château du Taillis to visit the August 44 Museum, which evokes the Battle of Normandy for the Liberation. You can also visit the château’s park. On the way back, enjoy a stopover in one of the two municipal orchards lining the greenway, or take a seat on one of the terraces near the halles.

A large market is held in Duclair every Tuesday morning.