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Lyons-la-Forêt

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Lyons-la-Forêt - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Eure
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Nestling in a restful, verdant setting at the heart of the state-owned forest of Lyons, the charming village of Lyons-la-Forêt, the former place of residence of the Dukes of Normandy which is now listed among the most beautiful villages of France, forms a harmonious group that is typically Norman. Its central square is delightfully picturesque, with its old half-timbered façades, 18th-century wooden market halls, fountains and cafes with terraces providing an ideal place to relax.

Take a walk around Lyons and other attractions will be revealed: the elegant neo-Norman residence where the famous composer Maurice Ravel stayed, the birthplace of the poet Isaac de Benserade, and a little further along, near the River Lieure, the 12th-16th century Church of St. Denis. Also worth a look is the town hall, with its court room with original 18th-century décor.

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Lyons-la-Forêt

Located in the heart of the largest beech forest in France, Lyons-la-Forêt is a charming Norman village, ranked among the most beautiful in France. It has 4 Flowers in the ranking of the Towns and Villages and it is also classified Station Green.

Lyons-la-Forêt works to preserve the charm of its Norman heritage.

Built on the site of a castle built in the 12th century, the center of Lyons adopted the plan, around the old feudal clod.

The eighteenth-century halls (ISMH) are located in the center of a very lively place where alternate old houses in pink bricks or half-timbered Norman. The Town Hall (ISMH) has preserved intact the "bailliage" room with its court decoration of the eighteenth and an exceptional flower-decked curtain. The ground floor with the Office of Tourism shelters witnesses of old dungeons. Bordered by houses of which the majority has two centuries, a long street leads, near the Lieure, to the church Saint Denis (XIIth - XVIth ISMH).

Many artists have stayed at Lyons, especially Isaac Benserade who was born here and Maurice Ravel who composed there.

In 1932, the market halls served as the backdrop for the comedy scene in Jean Renoir's film, and also in 1990 in that of Claude Chabrol, both entitled "Madame Bovary".

Today, Lyons-la-Forêt is a charming place where it is good to rest, quietly in a green setting where hide historic and cultural sites remarkable.

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Horse riding in Lyons-la-Forêt
Horse riding in Lyons-la-Forêt
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Overlooking Lyons-la-Forêt
Overlooking 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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La Lieure, Lyons-la-Forêt
La 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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Bailiwick Room of the XVIIIth of the City Hall, Lyons-la-Forêt (ISMH)
Bailiwick Room of the XVIIIth of the 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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Halls
Halls
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The halls, Lyons-la-Forêt
The halls, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Church of Saint-Denis, Lyons-la-Forêt
Church of Saint-Denis, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Lyons Arboretum / Tourist Office
Lyons Arboretum / Tourist Office
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