Located in the heart of the largest beech forest of France, Lyons-la-Forêt is a quaint and charming Norman village, ranked among the finest in France. It has 4 Fleurs classification of Cities and Villages in bloom and is also ranked Green Station.
Lyons-la-Forêt work indeed to preserve the charm of its Norman heritage.
Built on the site of a castle built in the twelfth century, the Lyons center has adopted the plan, around the ancient feudal mound.
The halls of the eighteenth (ISMH) are at the center of a lively spot where old houses alternate pink brick or timber Norman.
The Town Hall (ISMH) has preserved the room "bailiwick" with its eighteenth court décor and exceptional hanging fleurdelysÚe.
The ground floor with the Tourist Office is home to ancient dungeons witnesses.
Lined with houses whose majority two centuries, a long street leads to the Lieure, at Saint Denis (XII - XVI ISMH).
Many artists have stayed at Lyons, particularly Isaac Benserade who was born and Maurice Ravel who wrote it.
In 1932, the hall served as decor scene agricultural show in the film by Jean Renoir, and also in 1990 in that of Claude Chabrol titled both "Madame Bovary".
Today Lyons-la-Forêt is a charming place of resort where it is good to rest, in a quiet green oasis where lurk remarkable historical and cultural sites.
The halls of the eighteenth century (ISMH) and half-timbered houses of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, some of which were famous people (House of Ravel, House Isaac Benserade). The town hall of the eighteenth century with its bailiwick room (ISMH) with its hanging fleurdelisé and authentic dungeon.
The edges of the Lieure with their "three mills" that can see the old Benedictine convent, built on the ramparts of the old medieval castle (destroyed by the English in 1436). The Lyons national forest that surrounds the village.
Pool and mini golf.
Guided tours by reservation at the Tourist Office. Circuit discovery for children with surprise at the end.
Market under the market eighteenth every Thursday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Craft market the 3rd Saturday of each month from mid-April to mid-October.
free jazz concerts in the hall some weekends of summer and painting exhibitions on weekends in high season under the market (see website of the Tourist Office for the annual calendar).
May 1: fair at all.
Whit weekend craft festivals.
Fire of Saint John: the last weekend in June.
On 1 July weekend: Feast of the flower.
Festival of Saint-Denis: mid-October.
Christmas market: in December
Attractions Lyons Arboretum, Mortemer Abbey, Castle of Fleury-la-Forêt, Museum Farm Rome, abbey of Fontaine-Guérard, Castle Vascoeuil, Castle Martainville Castle of Heudicourt, the Cat Arch the sculpture garden (Bois-Guilbert castle), garden painter André Van Beek...
Activities: Hiking (range of marked hiking routes available at the Tourist Office and for download on the website of the Tourist Office), bicycle rental, horseback riding, kayaking, climbing, caving, swimming, fishing, visits farms, cider operation.