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Walk or ride

Across the fields

The Vexin Normand is a great playground for hiking  lovers in all its forms. Whether on foot or by bike, on the Epte valley greenway or on our hiking trails, you’ll enjoy combining the discovery of heritage sites with the diversity of the Normandy countryside. Equestrian centers and bike rental companies welcome you to discover our landscapes. The tourist office provides leaflets and brochures of hiking and cycling itineraries.

Bucolic and woody

From Saint-Denis-le-Ferment

Charming village in the Lévrière valley

Chemin de la Reine Blanche


The Lévrière valley nestles the pretty village of Saint-Denis-le-Ferment. Take some time to stroll through the narrow streets of this village, home to pink brick and half-timbered houses, the Saint-Paër mill and the Lévrière river, which meanders through the village.

In the Summer days, stop by the ephemeral outdoor bar Le Bee Bar, on Friday and Saturday evenings, to share a drink with friends or family, in a bucolic setting and feasting on good local produce. A friendly place, regularly enlivened by concerts or themed evenings.

On spot, have a glance at the vegetable garden of Mon Joli Bazar Champêtre. Aude will be delighted to welcome you to her garden of medicinal and aromatic plants, and tell you all about how she transforms the plants she harvests into hydrolats, herbal teas or pillow mists…

Town and countryside surroundings

From Gisors

From Picasso's estate to Château de Gisors

Chemin Du Baron


The 16.5 km Chemin du Baron route will take you around the town and countryside of Gisors. As you pass through Gisors town center, you’ll pass rue de l’Hospice right next to the ruisseau Picard, a discreet stream that then flows into the Epte; you won’t miss it if you find the beautiful green gate that adorns the street at this point.

Continue your hike through the hamlet of Boisgeloup where Picasso acquired a château in the 1930s to set up his sculpture studio. This estate, still owned by his family, opens for a contemporary art exhibition every autumn. This is a unique opportunity to see the work of a major 20th-century painter or sculptor.

At the end of your tour, a stroll through the Castle of Gisors park is a must. This wooded park is home to century-old trees. It’s a nice point of view over the old half-timbered houses and the majestic Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais Church, open for free visit from 9am to 6pm in summer (5pm in winter). Guided tours of the castle are available to individuals upon reservation and are advertised in the agenda. Groups (from 10 people or more) can book a guided tour of these two Gisors highlights at the tourist office.

For a gourmet break, try the flan and other sweets from Boulangerie du Cappeville or the macaroons from Macarons-Chocolats. Of course, you can lunch or dine in one of the town’s many restaurants. If you fancy ending your day in a friendly, musical atmosphere, head for the famous local brewery Brasserie De Sutter’s pub, La Vache à Lunettes, open Thursday to Saturday evenings, which will refresh you with 100% local beers.

On the plains of Vexin

From Heudicourt

City of Bleu

Les Garennes d'Heudicourt


Discover the village of Heudicourt and its splendid pink-brick château with its impressive avenue of plane and lime trees, over a km long, and the remarkable trees in its park. The park of the Château d’Heudicourt can be visited from June to October. The interior of the château, still inhabited, is open to the public on Sundays in June and during the European Heritage Days.

This 15 km easy hike takes you across fields to Sancourt, another village of the Pays de Bleu, so named because in the Middle Ages, 7 villages had obtained from the king the right to exploit the part of the Lyons forest, which once extended as far as the Buisson Bleu (today’s Bois de Gisors).

On Fridays and Saturdays, fill up on meats and charcuterie direct from the breeding farm La Ferme du Bosc-Renard.

Leaving from Château-sur-Epte

In the footsteps of medieval history in the Epte valley

Rollon Le Marcheur


Walk or ride through the Epte valley on this 14 km loop, dotted with the remains of a thousand-year-old heritage. At the start of this hilly route, admire the medieval fortress of Châteauneuf-sur-Epte, currently being restored by volunteers from the Héritage Historique association. From here, you’ll have a magnificent vantage point overlooking this bucolic valley. Along the way, you’ll discover the covered alley at Dampsmesnil, built around 2500 BC, with its sculpture of the Goddess of Fertility, listed as the oldest in Normandy, the engravings on the walls of the Berthenonville church and an 11th-century Virgin and Child.

After returning from this 4-hour hike, you’ll enjoy a fine meal at La Planche Normande cooking local produce.

Boucle de la Tour de Neaufles


The Reine Blanche tower in Neaufles-Saint-Martin can be admired as you stroll along the hiking trail of the same name, “La boucle de la Tour de Neaufles”. You’re bound to take a (short) break to admire this tower, a vestige of a medieval site overlooking the River Lévrière, from the top of its motte.

Before or after your walk, enjoy a good dish from the brasserie – crêperie Sucré Salé in Bézu-Saint-Éloi, just opposite the starting point of the hike.

A few steps from the trail in the village of Neaufles-Saint-Martin, take a break at Les Puces du Moulin, a beautiful space of over 500m² that brings together second-hand antique dealers with an eclectic universe. At weekends, they treat you to tasty home fries.


From Martagny

Discover the Lyons forest

Boucle du Bord du Bois


This 6.6 km trail, accessible to all, will take you between countryside and the national forest of Lyons, France’s largest beech forest.

You’ll start from the pretty village of Martagny, which hosts a great Photo Festival during the summer, from late June to early September. Large-format prints of photos by internationally renowned photographers are exhibited along the village, starting from the old mill. Take time to contemplate them before or after your hike, and pause for a bite to eat or a drink at Vignes Normandes.

A few kilometers away, visit the Musée de la Ferme de Rome dedicated to milk, butter and cream farms, run by retired authentic farmers who will tell you about life in the countryside in days gone by. You’ll discover their astonishing collection of over 2,000 objects: butter and cheese molds, milk and yogurt pots, camembert labels…