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Louviers

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Eure

Town of Eure in Normandy, Louviers borders of Val-de-Reuil, in the district of Andelys. Crossed by seven arms of the Eure, the city owes its currency, the Franc Louviers, Charles VII. According to legend, the king of France would thus have wanted to highlight the loyalty of the city to its king.

Heavily destroyed during WWII, Louviers still offers some beautiful architectural elements as well as a heritage reflecting some aspects of its history. Lively and welcoming, the Normandy town allows casual visitors to enjoy a pleasant moment in the heart of one of the most beautiful regions of France.

The walks along the Eure, the various sporting activities or the many events that illuminate the city throughout the year are arguments that make you want to spend time in the beautiful city of Louviers.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLouviers
Postcode27400
Tourism label
Latitude49.2148050 (N 49° 12’ 53”)
Longitude1.1686570 (E 1° 10’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 11m to 149m
Surface area27.06 km²
Population18614 inhabitants
Density687 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvreux (24 km, 24 min)
Insee code27375
IntercommunalityCA Seine Eure
DepartmentEure
RegionNormandy

Nearest cities & towns

Incarville2.9 km (6 min)
La Haye-le-Comte3 km (6 min)
Pinterville3.6 km (7 min)
Vironvay5.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Étienne-du-Vauvray5.8 km (8 min)
Acquigny6.1 km (9 min)
Surville6.3 km (9 min)
Heudebouville6.7 km (10 min)
Le Vaudreuil6.7 km (10 min)
Le Mesnil-Jourdain6.9 km (11 min)
Andé7.6 km (11 min)
Saint-Pierre-du-Vauvray7.6 km (11 min)
Crasville7.9 km (12 min)
Quatremare8.2 km (10 min)

Things to see and do

Despite heavy damage during the bombardments of the Second World War, Louviers this still an interesting historical heritage and architectural point of view.

Listed building, the church Notre-Dame was built between the eleventh and thirteenth centuries. Gothic style, it has a rich furnishings including beautiful stone statues of the sixteenth century, and a remarkable series of stained glass of the fifteenth and sixteenth century. Items classified as an historic monument, they were created by the greatest painters of the era glassmakers.

Nearby, the cloister of the penitents was listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments. The site today has the ruins of a Franciscan monastery and Dominican. Visitors of religious architecture lovers can admire the ancient Saint-Lubin priory, also registered in the inventory of Historical Monuments.

Walking through the streets of Louviers you can admire many buildings of great beauty, like the courthouse nineteenth century, broken dishes house and tons of earthenware pieces, or the house parliament, built in the sixteenth century.

Bigards Manor, built in the sixteenth century, is a beautiful timber-framed building which houses an indoor chapel with beautiful stained glass windows and a garden through Eure. You can still see the facilities tanners.

essential site of Louviers, the Saint-Hilaire castle was listed in the inventory of Historical Monuments in the early 2000s.

Louviers still has an interesting industrial heritage, testifying to its rich past, including the library housed in a former cloth-making factory of brick, wood and metal beams, or the mill Bigard, built in the eighteenth century.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Full of life and vitality, the city of Louviers annually organizes various events of all kinds and some success.

Two weekly markets are held in the streets of Louviers throughout the year, Wednesday and Saturday morning.

Spring is the homeland of the feast of the game, organized by Week 4 Thursdays. For one week, several thousand people of all ages are introduced to all forms of gambling.

Place the jazz festival in the city, Jazz Louviers, in June. At this time of year, artists moved into the streets, bars or theaters to discover their music.

Every summer between July and August, Louviers becomes Louviers Beach, becoming, within a few weeks a popular resort. On this occasion, the city offers many workshops and recreational activities.

The translov 'takes place every year in September, offering mountain bikers to enjoy this hike in the forest not far.

Largest trade fair of the Eure, Michaelmas fair is held annually in late September or early October. Three days are offered a funfair, entertainment, or an agricultural area.

November is the theater of the oldest cross France, cross Carrington. Each November 11, it allows sports lovers to learn to cross country.

Weather

Friday 9 december
Min. 9°C - Max. 9°C
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Saturday 10 december
Min. 9°C - Max. 9°C
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Sunday 11 december
Min. 9°C - Max. 9°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit an Impressionist painter’s studio and gallery
Arts and CraftsFreePoses (11.5 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Bord de Seine
Village visitEasy1h30Poses (11.4 km)
The Orchids
HikeEasy2h15La Feuillie (37 km)
The Papillonerie
HikeIntermediate1h30La Hallotière (40 km)
Saracens Path
HikeEasy3h00Condé-sur-Risle (42 km)

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