March 30, 2015 18:43 ET

Diamond Resorts French Countryside: Atmosphere, Style and History

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Mar 30, 2015) - If you like food, art, and architecture you will feel right at home in Rouen. You can find this historical capital right in the heart of Upper Normandy. Located on the banks of the beautiful Seine River, the French countryside and picturesque areas like Connelles and Val-de-Reuil can be found just around the corner. Walking through Rouen is like walking through history. This is truly a city with an abundance of lovely old buildings, markets and shops.

Set amid the stunningly landscaped parkland in the heart of the Normandy countryside, Le Manoir des Deux Amants by Diamond Resorts International® is perched in an enviable position along the banks of the River Seine. Comfort, relaxation and affordable luxury await you in these spacious accommodations featuring sumptuous furnishings. With a well-equipped kitchen and delightful appointments, your suite creates the perfect setting for an evening in. The leisure complex provides entertainment for the whole family with an outdoor swimming pool, sauna and game room, or a family celebration at the convenient on-site restaurant.

The idyllic French countryside beckons with quaint cottages, colorful rural streets lined with fresh flowers and breathtaking panoramas of lush landscapes. The Normandy town of Connelles offers a peaceful retreat amid the natural beauty of France. Travel to the charming medieval town of Rouen and visit the historical sites, castles and cathedrals for a truly unique experience. Discover the Giverny Gardens and watch Monet's masterpieces come to life.

The French food will definitely keep your stomach full and the beautiful scenery will without doubt satisfy your eyes, but when it comes to activities in and around Rouen you will also have your hands full. The area is not only full of historical sites, but also very popular for outdoor activities like hiking, bicycling and sports.

In Rouen the Notre Dame Cathedral is a must-see, not to be confused with the cathedral in Paris. This was the cathedral that inspired Monet to paint his cathedral series. Wandering the streets in Rouen you will also come across The Gros Horloge, a beautiful clock right above a pedestrian street. If you want to explore the surrounding areas there are many daily excursions available. You can visit Monet's home in Giverny, which is one example of a popular attraction outside the city, or take in the sights at Jumièges Abbey, the fascinating ruins of a Benedictine monastery.

Whether you are staying for an extended visit or just passing through, this region will certainly leave a lasting impression and provide endless opportunities to create priceless memories and to Stay Vacationed.™

About Diamond Resorts International®

Diamond Resorts International® (DRII), with its network of more than 330 vacation destinations located in 34 countries throughout the continental United States, Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, South America, Central America, Europe, Asia, Australasia and Africa, provides guests with choice and flexibility to let them create their dream vacation, whether they are traveling an hour away or around the world. Our relaxing vacations have the power to give guests an increased sense of happiness and satisfaction in their lives, while feeling healthier and more fulfilled in their relationships, by enjoying memorable and meaningful experiences that let them Stay Vacationed.™

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