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TownAuthouPont-Authou at 1.7 km
Insee code27028Livet-sur-Authou at 1.9 km
Postcode27290Le Bec-Hellouin at 2.1 km
Latitude49.2283570Brétigny at 2.2 km
Longitude0.6937060Freneuse-sur-Risle at 2.9 km
AltitudeFrom 43 to 120 metersMalleville-sur-le-Bec at 3.8 km
Surface2.96 km²Saint-Pierre-de-Salerne at 3.8 km
Population352 inhabitantsBosrobert at 4.3 km
Density118 inhabitants/km²Brionne at 4.4 km
Chief townEvreux (at 45 km, 51 min)Neuville-sur-Authou at 4.6 km
DepartmentEureThierville at 4.7 km
RegionUpper NormandySearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

Authou is the smallest municipality in the canton of Montfort-sur-Risle. Very surprising and unusual for a small rural town in the early 21st century, the population of this county is higher than its surface, giving a very good population density.

Authou was called successively Autouel, Auton and autou (without H). It is a name of Celtic origin which indicates a place down the bottom of a valley. This is, however, the situation of this village on the left bank of the Risle, at the confluence of Authou Torrent.

Torrent of Authou rises in the Chateau de Livet sur Authou. There is in the castle park two sources that come together to form the Torrent, with sources of Madness in the coast of Livet.

History:

From the 11th century, the lordship of Authou was dead labor, that is to say, it was an ecclesiastical lord. Two-thirds of the manor belonged to the bishops of Avranches, and those of Lisieux.

In 1310, in exchange for the Area Ecouis, made by Philip the Fair, with the Abbey of Bec-Hellouin, Authou, Autouel called, was one of eight parishes in which 140 were distributed to religious vassals sold.

In the early 16th century, Jean du Bosc, esquire, took the title of Lord of Authou and Brétigny and Livet-sur-Authou.

Then, successive Peter Dean in 1573 and François du Val in 1640. During World War II, February 2, 1944, the British bombarded the town of Authou. This bombardment has reached above the cheese and butter to Authou. Several houses were destroyed and eight people (women and children) have died.

Historic heritage:

The church Authou, dedicated to St. Aubin, has kept traces of Romanesque architecture. The name of the Holy Bishop of Angers evidenced by the way, a Merovingian origin (late 11th century). It has preserved this time, its front door, two lancet windows in the choir on the north side and the remains of a beautiful bay at his bedside. A laundry timber lying in a pool fed by a spring has been cleverly restored to the former.

A leper would have existed in Authou at the White Cross, unable to indicate the time of its founding. There was also a butter factory on the farm of the White Cross.

Industrial village for its time, had a cheese Authou installed in the late 19th century, which was booming in the early 20th century. It produced the first pie called "Fame" Dec. 24, 1905, and the Pont l'Eveque, whose reputation went Authou known beyond our borders. This cheese factory employed a large number of people in Authou. Unfortunately, in the 1990s, this has left the area to relocate to sand in the Sarthe.

With water power from Torrent Authou in 1850, there were four flour mills, two oil mills and a wooden shoe factory and a twisting of 2200 pins and a carding factory. Today, the mills are converted into housing, including in rural house.

Close to the church, is the passage of the Roman road from Rouen to Le Mans, including the ballast is still visible from the air. Also referred to as ancient buildings discovered in the 19th century the territory of this municipality.

Authou was a very interesting crossroads for couriers and freight transport and passenger. The 18th and 19th centuries, and probably until the early 20th century, Croix Blanche had a coaching inn. There remain some vestiges of small buildings. This lodge has rooms and inn was, it allowed travelers from Caen to eat and rest.

White Cross was at the time, just in the palm of the fork of the "Y" formed on the one hand, by road (CC 8) Saint-Georges-du-Pont-Vièvre Authou (Road Caen-Rouen), and second, by road (RD 38) Saint-Georges-du-Vièvre in Brionne (the road to Paris). La Croix Blanche is still visible on a red brick pillar. The famous correspondence with branching allowed diligence Caen-Rouen, Pont-by Authou. Another diligence match Le Mans-Paris, passing by the street Black (RD 48), then by the CC 12, through the puppets, the woods and runs through the outskirts of Brionne.

The railway narrow gauge Cormeilles to Glos-sur-Montfort, circulated from 1901 to 1945 in the town of Authou. He was familiarly known as the "Tortillard". Authou was a break of that line, and became a railway terminus during the last war, after the destruction of the bridge rail on the Risle.

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WEATHER

Thursday 21 August
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Min. 6°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 22 August
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Min. 10°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 23 August
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Min. 7°C - Max. 17°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Auberge de l'Abbaye du Bec-Hellouin  
8.4
Le Bec-Hellouin
Located in the village of Bec-Hellouin in Normandy, L'Auberge de l'Abbaye welcomes you in a beautiful half-timbered 18th century. The cuisine, enjoy traditional dishes and regional...
Located 1.9 km from Authou49 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Logis de Brionne  
9.6
Brionne
To live and eat in the Logis de Brionne! In a modern and warm, and Alain welcome you with Joëlle Depoix usability. Here, local gastronomy with zest and originality. Try the lobster...
Located 4.1 km from Authou32 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Petit Coq aux Champs  
5.2
Campigny
In a relaxing, you will be in the best condition to appreciate the subtleties of a kitchen combining tradition and originality. You must be captivated by this surprising little cottage...
Located 14.6 km from Authou51 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsAux 2 étangs    
9.9
Bosrobert
Bed and Breakfast located in Haute-Normandie between Neuburg and Le Bec Hellouin. Norman house of XVIII century, surrounded by greenery, rivers and ponds in the valley of Bec Hello...
Located 5.3 km from Authou51 € the double room 
Manor house with 2 bedroomsManoir d'Hermos    
10
Saint-Éloi-de-Fourques
Sixteenth century manor. Its building was commissioned by Robert de Thumery in 1535 under Francis I and completed in 1550 under Henry II by Claude Ier de Lorraine Duc de Guise, he repeatedly...
Located 8.9 km from AuthouFrom 69 € to 90 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsAu vieux cadran    
9.3
Harcourt
19 century house near the center of the village neubourg 2 rooms welcome you in a framework of green near the castles of harcourt battlefield abbey of bec hellouin beaumesnil golf and...
Located 9.5 km from AuthouFrom 70 € to 85 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 4 personsGite à la campagne et patrimoine  
9.8
Bosrobert
For rent all times of the year: holiday - weekend or business travel, in an idyllic setting surrounded by water on property - cottage 3 ears Gites de France - 65 m² - 4 people - on...
Located 4.8 km from AuthouFrom 250 € to 410 € per week 
House for 6 personsGrande chaumière  
9.8
Écaquelon
Cottage Rental and exceptional, independent, this veritable cottage Norman, luxury, (great spa, sauna, swimming pool in summer) near the forest of Montfort on Risle, in its green (large...
Located 8.1 km from AuthouFrom 1365 € to 1575 € per week 
House for 4 personsLes Chaumières d'Ecaquelon  
9.8
Écaquelon
Cottage Rental and exceptional, independent, this veritable cottage Norman, luxurious (large spa, sauna, swimming pool in summer), close to the forest of Montfort Risle in its green...
Located 8.1 km from AuthouFrom 910 € to 1050 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
75 places over 1,5 haCamping le clos normand    
8.6
Bourg-Achard
Located on the plateau of Rouen Roumois 25 km from this site offers an ideal base for visiting Normandy.
Located 16.8 km from AuthouFrom 13 € to 16.10 € per day 
50 places over 2,2 haCamping Les Pommiers    
9.1
Saint-Sylvestre-de-Cormeilles
In the Pays d' Auge, between sea and countryside, near the picturesque village of Cormeilles landscaped particularly suitable for families with young children who Touver calm and se...
Located 17.8 km from Authou11.70 € per day 
111 places over 2,5 haCamping la foret    
9.1
Jumièges
In the pastoral setting of a beautiful forest, the campground is the ideal spot for those who want to discover the valley of the Seine, Abbey Road and Normandy.. At 300 m from the center...
Located 24 km from AuthouFrom 19.50 € to 23 € per day 

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HOTELS

Auberge De L'Abbaye - Hotel in AuthouAuberge De L'Abbaye     
7.7
Le Bec-Hellouin
This Auberge is located in the historic Haute-Normandie village of Le Bec Hellouin. Each guest room has a TV, private bathroom with a bath, and views of the garden and village. The...
Located 2 km from AuthouRoom from 85 €
Le Logis De Brionne - Hotel in AuthouLe Logis De Brionne     
8.1
Brionne
Set in the Risle Valley in Normandy, hotel Le Logis De Brionne is located a 1-hour drive from the D-Day landing beaches. Homemade pastries, bread and yogurts are served for the continental...
Located 4.1 km from AuthouRoom from 105 €
Le Soloro - Hotel in AuthouLe Soloro    
7.6
Nassandres
Situated in Fontaine La Soret, this hotel is located in an apple orchard in the Risle Valley, 5 km from Brionne. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access and a large garden. Guest rooms...
Located 9.4 km from AuthouRoom from 39 €

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