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.