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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Eure

Lyons-la-Forêt - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Eure

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.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude49.3985750 (N 49° 23’ 55”)
Longitude1.4753510 (E 1° 28’ 31”)
AltitudeFrom 67m to 178m
Surface area26.99 km²
Population753 inhabitants
Density27 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvreux (63 km, 1h06)
Insee code27377
IntercommunalityCC du Canton de Lyons la Forêt

Nearest cities & towns

Lorleau2.7 km (5 min)
Le Tronquay3.6 km (5 min)
Beauficel-en-Lyons4.4 km (7 min)
Rosay-sur-Lieure5.4 km (9 min)
Ménesqueville7.2 km (9 min)
Fleury-la-Forêt7.3 km (12 min)
Lisors7.3 km (11 min)
La Neuve-Grange8.5 km (11 min)
Touffreville8.6 km (11 min)
La Feuillie8.7 km (10 min)
Lilly8.8 km (13 min)
Gaillardbois-Cressenville9.3 km (11 min)
Bosquentin9.7 km (15 min)
Charleval9.9 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

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.


Bike rental.

Guided tours by reservation at the Tourist Office. Circuit discovery for children with surprise at the end.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

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


Horseback ride Lyons-la-Forêt
Horseback ride Lyons-la-Forêt
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Overlook Lyons-la-Forêt
Overlook Lyons-la-Forêt
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Locality: Les Trois Moulins
Locality: Les Trois Moulins
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Former convent of the Cordeliers (ISMH), Lyons-la-Forêt
Former convent of the Cordeliers (ISMH), Lyons-la-Forêt
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The Lieure, Lyons-la-Forêt
The Lieure, Lyons-la-Forêt
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The Lieure
The Lieure
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Feast of the flower, Lyons-la-Forêt
Feast of the flower, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Room Bailiwick eighteenth of city ​​Hall, Lyons-la-Forêt (ISMH)
Room Bailiwick eighteenth of city ​​Hall, Lyons-la-Forêt (ISMH)
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The halls of Lyons-la-Forêt
The halls of Lyons-la-Forêt
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The hall
The hall
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The hall, Lyons-la-Forêt
The hall, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Eglise Saint-Denis, Lyons-la-Forêt
Eglise Saint-Denis, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit an Impressionist painter’s studio and gallery
Arts and CraftsFreePoses (19.7 km)
Tour and tasting at an organic cider cellar
Local flavours350 € Osmoy-Saint-Valery (46 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Orchids
HikeEasy2h15La Feuillie (7.8 km)
The Papillonerie
HikeIntermediate1h30La Hallotière (13.3 km)
Bord de Seine
Village visitEasy1h30Poses (19.8 km)
Visit to Folie Forest
Village visitEasy1h00Lammerville (57 km)


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