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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Acquigny
Insee code27003
AltitudeFrom 14 to 143 meters
Surface17.83 km²
Population1610 inhabitants
Density90 inhabitants/km²


Chief townEvreux (at 22 km, 24 min)Pinterville at 3.6 km (6 min)
DepartmentEureAmfreville-sur-Iton at 4.7 km (7 min)
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Acquigny developed at the confluence of two rivers: the Eure, once navigable to Chartres, and Iton diverted from its natural course through a forced arm built in the 12th century by the monks of Conches to power mills. This arm also fed the moat of the castle and protect the Priory Saint evils and the medieval village behind the castle today. The site boasts a remarkable landscape has changed dramatically since the late 19th century. The orchards of cherry and hawthorn, vineyards and sheep pastures of the high hills bordering Eure gave way to shrubs and trees permeate the landscape of high romanticism.

Acquigny, with its church, its houses, its castle and its park, is a town where walking is pleasant.


  • The Castle:
  • Since the early Middle Ages the site was fortified to control navigation on the Eure. Issue of wars between the French and Norman French English during the Hundred Years War, the fortress was taken by the armies of Charles the fifth in 1364 and razed in 1378.
  • The present castle was built from 1557 by Anne de Montmorency Laval, widow of Louis de Silly, cousin of the king and the first lady in waiting to Catherine de Medici. She wanted the architect Philibert de l'Orme or Jacques Androuet Hoop, inspired by his undying love for her husband build his house and using their four interlaced initials. This is the origin of a complex and unique structure of a rare elegance centered around a corner tower with balcony superimposed based on a mistaken clamshell Saint Jacques. This facade of honor is coated many decorative elements that celebrate this exceptional love and glory of his family.
  • Around 1745 Pierre le Roux of Esneval Robert, known as the President of Acquigny, had enlarged the castle, bought in 1656 by his great-grandfather Claude Roux Cambremont, with low wings with balusters. The same architect Charles Thibault rebuilt the chapel of Saint Mauxe and the stables and outbuildings. He built an orangery, the church and the "little castle" is intended to be an adjoining chapel. President of Acquigny man of great piety, after rebuilding the church, wanted to end his life as a hermit, living under the rule of strict observance of the Grande Trappe. The end of the pavilion, he could attend services celebrated in the church. The architecture of this building is simple, but harmonious. The play of colors - blue slate, red brick, white stone - and symmetry play a role in the beauty and balance that have emerged from this monument.
  • The park:
  • From the vast park of the 18th century to the regular pattern whose plan of 1784 is presented in the reception area, there remain around the garden, the general route of the water body perpendicular, but the rows of trees and flower beds symmetrical disappeared. However beautiful linden or powerful chestnut who have freed themselves of their geometric shape beautify wood. Two major elements, the garden and orangery, have regained some of their former splendor. In the early 19th century, the network of straight canals was completed by a sinuous river crossed by a bridge and a romantic way of rocks based on a theme dear to Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the reveries of a solitary walker. This includes river basins which reflect the large trees and the Castle side of the waterfalls or the big waterfall. During this walk is the silhouette of the Saint Mauxe, a turn of the 14th century now protecting the Christ of the old cloister of the priory and a 18th century cottage with its iris and sedum on the roof ridge.
  • Located at the end of the current park, the garden has the distinction of being simultaneously exceptional surrounded by high walls of red bricks baked on the field and channels. These walls topped with a frame supporting a slate roof are fenced, beautiful pear trees with their towering 15 or 20 branches. Its restoration began with the walls, roofs, canals and plantations. It continues with the return of flowers.
  • Designed for the President of Acquigny about 1746 by Charles Thibault, the orangery houses since its restoration a collection of citrus, palm trees and Mediterranean plants. She also serves as a showroom, concert and reception. Its red brick, gray blue lavender, blue sculpture of Arizona cypress pruned to form an Italian décor choice for citrus in pots placed in the heyday of driveway in front of the orangery. Mediterranean plant or hot areas are planted along the frontage: jasmine, pomegranate, passion, fremontodendron with yellow flowers, evergreen jasminoides, vineyards ...
  • Drawn around 1820, the landscape park was designed to showcase the castle and the site. The alternation of lawns, groves of flowering shrubs, rhododendrons and water bodies is a harmonious landscape. It allows you to find the historical perspective of the Eure Valley originally designed to monitor the river and the valley to guess the Iton. Tree plantations have been particularly successful. In this site heat and water combine to allow development of unusual species: the plane trees of different cultivars reach 46 meters high here, the Japanese pagoda tree planted at the same time as the Jardin des Plantes in Paris is the city of particularly noteworthy and the purple beech, Corsican pine, redwood, bald cypress, linden wood, chestnut ... The diversity of species is renewed for planting: cedars of Lebanon, or the Atlas of the Himalaya, tulip trees, American honey locust, pines, mulberry, hackberry, arbutus or strawberry tree ...
  • Opening of the park and gardens of the castle Acquigny: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from April 1 to October 29 from 14pm to 18pm. Every day in July and August from 14h to 19h. Groups by appointment throughout the year. Information +33 2 32 50 23 31.
Detailed information
MonumentsCastle of Acquigny


  • Tea Dance in March, André Malraux room, organized by the festival committee of Acquigny.
  • Spring Art in April, rooms and André Malraux Pierre de Coubertin organized by the festival committee of Acquigny.
  • Exchange the October Toys Automotive room, Andre Malraux and Pierre de Coubertin organized by the festival committee of Acquigny.
  • Christmas Market Sunday late November, rooms and André Malraux Pierre de Coubertin organized by the festival committee of Acquigny.
  • Loto in December, rooms and André Malraux Pierre de Coubertin organized by the festival committee of Acquigny.

For all these events, please contact the +33 6 45 92 93 93.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Canoe kayak in the Eure ValleySports sensationsFrom 5 € to 53 €Autheuil-Authouillet (11.4 km)
Quad trek accessible to allSports sensationsFrom 60 € to 140 €Les Andelys (19 km)

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Renaissance CastleRenaissance Castle
Garden southern front of the orangery cons churchGarden southern front of the orangery cons church
Mountains of rhododendrons in the undergrowth CastleMountains of rhododendrons in the undergrowth Castle
Rocky Road surrounded by tall plane treesRocky Road surrounded by tall plane trees
Castle from the parkCastle from the park
Details of the turret of the castle AcquignyDetails of the turret of the castle Acquigny
Cascade Park's 18th century castle AcquignyCascade Park's 18th century castle Acquigny
Artificial River Park Castle AcquignyArtificial River Park Castle Acquigny
Platanes reflected in serpentine GamesPlatanes reflected in serpentine Games
colors of different treescolors of different trees
purple beech and sycamore Easternpurple beech and sycamore Eastern
Collection of Citrus Park Acquigny CastleCollection of Citrus Park Acquigny Castle
Church, the Orangery, the southern gardenChurch, the Orangery, the southern garden
Exceptional TreesExceptional Trees
The redwoodsThe redwoods
Antler sycamoreAntler sycamore
Flowers pearFlowers pear


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French cuisine restaurantL'Hostellerie d'Acquigny  
THE VILLAGE INN - Restaurant L'Hostellerie Acquigny will meet your family dinners or intimate greatest. You can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere of this restaurant and stroll along the...
Located in Acquigny45 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Ferme  
GREEN! - The restaurant La Ferme is a haven of peace and tranquility in the heart of Normandy. In a beautiful farm of the eleventh century, you will be surrounded by nature and pass...
Located 7.6 km from Acquigny41 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Closerie  
Located about ten minutes Gaillon and some twenty kilometers from Vernon, La Closerie restaurant welcomes you in an elegant and intimate with its stone walls and a large fireplace....
Located 7.6 km from Acquigny33 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsL'Orée Des Champs    
To spend a weekend or a holiday in the countryside and enjoy the amenities of the city, 'L'Oree des Champs' welcomes you in a modern and friendly frame. At your disposal two bright...
Located 14.3 km from Acquigny75 € the double room 
Apartment with 2 bedroomsDu Coq à l'âne    
Le Bec-Thomas
Overlooking the Valley Olson, you find two independent cottages, Du Coq Donkey well in tune with the times, Jack (2 people) and Chantecler (4 people). A warm welcome and attentive responds...
Located 16.3 km from Acquigny55 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsGîte étape    
Les Andelys
At the heart of the Little Andely at the foot of the castle-forecastle and a few meters from the edge of the Seine, our lodging welcomes you to night, a weekend or a week depending...
Located 17.6 km from Acquigny 

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Apartment for 18 persons3 Gites de 2 a 18 pers près de Louviers  
We are delighted to welcome you to the Val d'Ande. Our three cottages / apartments with terraces garden furniture and bbq. We take travelers checks, and you can use in many places around...
Located 7.7 km from Acquigny600 € per week 
House for 13 persons2 gîtes + 1 studio pour 2 à 13 personnes
The center of the village and his mill, the cottage has an area of ​​100 m ² with 2 bedrooms, the house has a plot of 800 m ² of enclosed and private with separate entrance, the accommodation...
Located 7.8 km from Acquigny400 € per week 
House for 14 personsGite 2 à 14 pers piscine et jardin  
House Seine 220 ​​m², with studio, 170 m², without the studio, 7 rooms, 1 living / dining room of 45 sqm. (with fireplace) and small kitchen overlooking the terraces and garden of 4000...
Located 12.6 km from AcquignyFrom 500 € to 2200 € per week 

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120 places over 3 haL'Ile Adeline    
On the edge of Lake Poses and a golf course, in Eure, in front of biotropica, the campsite of L'ile Adeline is situated one hour from Paris and 20 minutes from Rouen. You can relax...
Located 15.3 km from Acquigny13.30 € per day 

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Hotel De Rouen - Hotel in AcquignyHotel De Rouen     
Ideally located in the town center of Louviers, this hotel is 800 metres from Louviers Station and 2 km from Val de Reuil Industrial area. Its soundproofed rooms are equipped with satellite...
Located 4.8 km from AcquignyRoom from 41 €
Le Pré Saint Germain - Hotel in AcquignyLe Pré Saint Germain     
Le Pré Saint Germain is located in the centre of Louviers. It offers 3-star guestrooms with satellite TV and free Wi-Fi internet access. Le Pré Saint Germain has a restaurant that opens...
Located 5 km from AcquignyRoom from 96 €
Hotel Restaurant Les Deux Sapins - Hotel in AcquignyHotel Restaurant Les Deux Sapins  
Offering a restaurant, Hotel Restaurant Les Deux Sapins is located in Cailly. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with a TV. Featuring a shower, private bathroom...
Located 6.7 km from AcquignyRoom from 56 €

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Hotel Normandy
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