Ideas for holidays, weekends and trips in Evreux and its surroundings
Evreux's 2000 year-old history ensures that there is no shortage of things to do and see. Why not visit the town cathedral, which was built in 1076 and boasts stunning stained glass windows from the 13th and 16th centuries. It was damaged during WW2 and restored in the seventies. See if you can spot the golden rooster added to it in 2007! Then head to the old Bishop's Palace, which was first listed as a historical monument and has now been converted into a museum. Take a look at the Belfry, which is the last remaining sign of the city's medieval fortifications. Take a walk along the Iton River or visit the Saint Taurin Abbey Church. There are plenty of parks and green spaces around, including the house and grounds of the impressionist master Claude Monet. For anyone wanting an active holiday, Evreux is a great place. Don't hesitate to go kayaking, horse-riding or even swinging through the trees! There are plenty of interesting events to look out for as well, from huge flea markets where you can pick up great antique bargains to horse-racing events at the Hippodrome! You can be sure that if there's something special going on, the Hotel Restaurant Campanile Evreux will keep you in the know.