A romantic and bohemian getaway in the village of Lyons-la-Forêt is an experience to have in the Eure Department. Half-timbered houses, weathered wood and pretty shopfronts, in Lyons-la-Forêt, which is listed among the "Most Beautiful Villages of France", there is a clear Norman character. It was, incidentally, used twice as the setting for the film adaptations Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert.
The authenticity and charm of the town's heritage have made this part of Normandy a source of inspiration and a place of tranquillity. Artists such as the composer Maurice Ravel and the writers Louis Aragon and André Breton have often stayed Lyons-la-Forêt.
The 17th and 18th century half-timbered houses, the typically Norman streets surrounding the feudal motte, the covered hall holding the market and the numerous events held there contribute to the unquestioned charm of Lyons-la-Forêt.
Located one hour and a half away from Paris, there is everything for a romantic weekend break surrounded by nature. Art galleries and antiques shops, charming hotels and fine dining restaurants, etc. you can't get bored in Lyons-la-Forêt. In autumn, take time to go for a pleasant walk in one of the most beautiful beech groves in Europe with its intense colours.
We particularly like: Hunting for antiques and rare collectibles in little shops.