LE CHAT CHOCOLAT is located just off the D915 road about midway between Neufchâtel-en-Bray and Gournay-en-Bray, in the heart of the Pays de Bray, an area of Upper Normandy in the Seine Maritime offering lush undulating countryside spotted with pastoral farmland, fields and forests. LE CHAT CHOCOLAT is about three kilometres south of the very popular and attractive tourist resort and thermal spa of Forges-les-Eaux, and is located right opposite the Château de Bray and its associated forest.
A brand new racecourse has recently been built at Mauquenchy, just a few kilometres away from Forges-les-Eaux, where, as well as local trotting and horse races, national and international events are also run.
Golfers are well catered for in the area, Forges-les-Eaux itself boasting a practice course (at the Forges Hotel), and the prestigious golf course at St. Saëns being only about 20 kilometres away. Normandy has
A colourful, authentic farmers' market can be found either in Forges-les-Eaux or one of the other surrounding villages each day of the week. Throughout the year the region stages fêtes and festivals of almost every conceivable kind, including the famous Fête de Cheval in the Forges-les-Eaux forest annually in July.
Forges-les-Eaux is a favourite weekend destination for many Parisians (Paris is only about 1½ hours away by car, and less by train) and offers many amenities, including an excellent selection of cafés, bars, hotels and restaurants. In addition, this pleasant town possesses a supermarket and numerous shops catering not only for tourists but also for everyday needs. The area attracts tourists due to its facilities (which include a thermal spa and a casino), undulating landscape, mature forests, and the leisure lake on the edge of town.
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amongst the top ten most desirable golfing destinations in the
The elegant and well-frequented Grand Casino is open 24 hours a day, every day. Adjacent to the casino, in the beautifully-landscaped leisure park on the edge of town with its iron-rich springs, is the smart Forges Hotel and Thalassotherapy Health Spa, which offers day membership for the pool, gym, sauna and other facilities, plus seaweed treatments.
14, Chemin d’Hérigny, 76440 Saumont-la-Poterie, Forges-les-Eaux,
Seine Maritime, Haute Normandie, France
Tel/Fax:  (0)2 35 09 16 20 Mobile:  (0)6 31 07 51 29
The Pays de Bray, a "buttonhole"-shaped geological feature of fertile meadowland, boasts numerous orchards and dairy farms, and is renowned for the quality of its dairy and apple produce, including cider, calvados, the
renowned Petit Suisse Gournay yoghurt, and the famous heart-shaped appellation controlée Neufchâtel cheese.
world. Tennis facilities are available in Forges-les-Eaux, along with an indoor/outdoor swimming pool.