Town in the Eure in Normandy Brionne is situated in the Risle Valley, between Beaumont-le-Roger and Pont-Audemer. A forty kilometers of Evreux and Lisieux, the town of Celtic foundation, is an ancient city with rich history. In the midst of lush greenery, the city of Brionne offers exceptional attractiveness, among shops, entertainment venues and other historical monuments.
Ideally situated for visiting the most beautiful sights of part of Normandy, and to assess the coasts, located nearby, Brionne has attracted tourists from all over France by the warmth of its people and the charms of its streets.
Boasting a beautiful nature, town Brionne is part of a Natura 2000 site, and the elements of its territory are classified natural area of ecological interest, flora and fauna.
Very old city, the city of Brionne still has some vestiges of this glorious and ancient past.
Listed historical monument, the castle of Brionne, built in the eleventh century, stands on the heights of the city, dominating completely. It remains today only ruins of this rare square keep fighting in Normandy.
Two churches to find refuge Brionne the first, St. Maritn church was blessed in 1458 and contains many elements that period despite successive changes. Classified as an historic monument, the Saint-Denis church is now deconsecrated and serves gym.
In the streets of Brionne, one can discover remains of various industrial and agricultural past of the city. Thus, it is possible to admire oil mills of the nineteenth century, wheat mills, or a fulling mill. Wool spinning mills or even cotton are still visible, although these activities have no place in Brionne.
The estate of Lorraine, built in the eighteenth century, consists of a manor house and various outbuildings. His former press now houses the Tourist Office of the city.
The garden of Shaftesbury, small green park located along the Risle, was installed here to commemorate the twinning Brionne with the English town of the same name.
A leisure is installed to Lake Brionne, allowing the practice many water activities or outdoor. Picnic areas are also installed to allow families to eat locally.
Mushroom, converted former clay pit in the early eighteenth century, served as a refuge for the population during the 1944 bombings.
Living, the city of Brionne experiencing different events throughout the year.
A market takes place every Thursday and Sunday morning from 8 am to 13h, in the heart of the city.
Every July, a puppet festival allows small, and old, to enjoy performances of all kinds.