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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

Lyons-la-Forêt, ranked among The Most Beautiful Villages of France, is nestled in the heart of the Lyons national forest.

If you fancy a stay or a weekend in the countryside in Normandy less than two hours from Paris, Lyons-la-Forêt and its surrounding villages are a small concentrate of Normandy countryside, with the charm and authenticity expected.

Its colorful half-timbered houses and brick pink, flowered streets and forest hiking trails make it a destination of choice for a great escape in Normandy countryside less than 2 hours from Paris and 40 minutes from Rouen.

The 11 000 hectares of the forest of Lyons, magnificent beech cathedral, are conducive to nature walks and hikes.

The village was built on the site of a castle built in the twelfth century by Henry I Beauclerc. It is structured around its ancient feudal mound.

The hall of the eighteenth (ISMH) is at the center of a vibrant space in which to linger: the small village market is held 3 times a week.

cafe terraces and restaurant around this hall come to life at the slightest ray of sunshine.

In 1932, these halls were used as decoration at the scene of the agricultural show in the film by Jean Renoir, and also in 1990 in that of Claude Chabrol titled both "Madame Bovary".

City Hall (ISMH), which is open to visitors, has preserved the room "bailiwick" with its eighteenth-century court of decor and exceptional hanging fleurdelysÚe. The ground floor houses ancient dungeons of which is reconstituted.

We love to stroll among old brick houses timbered Norman pink or sometimes dating from the sixteenth century down the street Bout-de-Bas, which leads to the Lieure and St. Denis Church (XII - XVI ISMH), passing before former convents.

Many artists have stayed at Lyons. Near the hall, the family home of the academician Benserade Isaac, who was the poet Louis XIV's court, can be recognized from its timber ocher.

Below the hall, the living house of Maurice Ravel, who wrote the Tombeau de Couperin, imposing property in the Norman style.

Along the Lieure, old mills and other houses of artists such as André Masson and Paul-Emile Pissarro, line the street Bout-de-down with its flowered houses with multicolored studs.

Enjoy your stay to explore the historic sites and remarkable cultural nearby: abbeys, castles, museums, parks and art galleries visit it between two nature outings and incentives to extend his stay.

Consider making a stop at the Tourist Office on arrival: located close to the hall, you will be given an explanatory plan Lyons. Their tour guide is a goldmine of good places (flea markets, farms and local produce, crafts, good local tables and business ideas...). They also offer a wide selection of marked hiking trails, some of which pass through cultural sites open to visitors in season, such as the Abbey of Mortemer or that of Notre Dame de Fontaine-Guérard, treasures of medieval architecture.

For your stay, its small surrounding villages offer a wide selection of houses and charming guest rooms in timbered houses and bricks, surrounded by rolling green landscapes and dominated by the forest of Lyons largest beech grove of France. Also to note, the center of the village of Lyons, La Licorne Hotels and the Grand Cerf, with their spas and restaurants, including The Royal Unicorn, 1 Michelin star, is a great choice for a weekend getaway.

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Lyons-la-Forêt, Maurice Ravel stay home
Lyons-la-Forêt, Maurice Ravel stay home
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Horseback ride to Lyons-la-Forêt
Horseback ride to Lyons-la-Forêt
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Overlook Lyons-la-Forêt
Overlook Lyons-la-Forêt
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Locality: Les Trois Moulins, Lyons-la-Forêt
Locality: Les Trois Moulins, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Former Cordeliers convent (ISMH) Lyons-la-Forêt
Former Cordeliers convent (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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Arboretum Lyons / Tourist Office
Arboretum Lyons / Tourist Office
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Lyons-la-Forêt, Bailiwick room of City Hall
Lyons-la-Forêt, Bailiwick room of City Hall
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Lyons-la-Forêt, Hall
Lyons-la-Forêt, Hall
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Festival flower, Lyons-la-Forêt
Festival flower, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Bailiwick room eighteenth of City Hall, Lyons-la-Forêt (ISMH)
Bailiwick room 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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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-la-Forêt, instead Benserade
Lyons-la-Forêt, instead Benserade
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Terraces site Benserade Lyons-la-Forêt
Terraces site Benserade Lyons-la-Forêt
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Lyons-la-Forêt
Lyons-la-Forêt
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Fountain Place Benserade Lyons-la-Forêt
Fountain Place Benserade Lyons-la-Forêt
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Artist studio, Lyons-la-Forêt
Artist studio, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Lyons-la-Forêt
Lyons-la-Forêt
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The hall, Lyons-la-Forêt
The hall, Lyons-la-Forêt
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Terraces site Benserade Lyons-la-Forêt
Terraces site Benserade Lyons-la-Forêt
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Lyons-la-Forêt Alex Vizeo
Lyons-la-Forêt Alex Vizeo
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Lyons-la-Forêt, Les Trois Moulins
Lyons-la-Forêt, Les Trois Moulins
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Lyons-la-Forêt, arboretum lyons
Lyons-la-Forêt, arboretum lyons
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Lyons-la-Forêt, outdoor cafes and restaurants
Lyons-la-Forêt, outdoor cafes and restaurants
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Lyons-la-Forêt, outdoor cafes and restaurants
Lyons-la-Forêt, outdoor cafes and restaurants
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Lyons-la-Forêt
Lyons-la-Forêt
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