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Medieval enthusiastsMicro adventureIn the Vexin Normand

Micro adventure for medieval fans

This greenway is one of the highlights of a stay in the Vexin Normand region, offering a bucolic stroll along the Epte river, with 25 km of easy, accessible trails well away from traffic. On foot, by bike or inline skates, you’ll appreciate the peace and quiet of this route, which winds its way towards Gasny, the Seine and Giverny.

Pedal on

The Green Way

It runs alongside the superb Vallée de l’Epte, the former border between Normandy and the Kingdom of France. This river marks the boundary between the Norman Vexin and the French Vexin. Ideal for cycle touring, the Epte Valley Greenway is also a great way to start a cycling trip, on an easy, car-free route through beautiful natural scenery along the Epte. Perfect for a gentle warm-up! The surface of this route is suitable for all types of cycles.

It’s also possible to cycle to Giverny from Gisors on the greenway to Gasny, and then for a few kilometers on small roads from Gasny to Giverny.

Fancy a nice bike ride?

with family or friends?

Rent electric-assist bicycles from Balad’Eure. This VAE rental company located in Gisors, offers men’s and women’s VAEs as well as trailers and electric-assist cargo bikes, to transport your children. On request, at extra cost, we can deliver your bikes to the location of your choice. From €8 per EAB for half a day. Open 7 days a week, just give us a call.

Things to see and do

around the Voie verte de la Vallée de l'Epte

Looking for a break?

Are you thirsty and in the mood for a break? If you’re also a fan of secondhand goods or vintage vehicles, here’s a must-visit address! Just 100 m from the Voie Verte parking lot, Les Puces du Moulin is a veritable goldmine for “country chic”, “indus” and vintage bargains. Their annex dedicated to vintage vehicles welcomes you with a bar at weekends.

As its name suggests, this site is a former mill. If you’re an inveterate bargain hunter, start your stroll along the greenway by parking your car in this dedicated parking lot. You’ll only have to walk 500 m to reach the brocante parking lot, and you can bring your finds back in the boot of your car, if your bikes travel on bike carriers.

Arrival at Château-sur-Epte

The medieval site of Châteauneuf-sur-Epte dominates an imposing hilltop that you’ll see from the voie verte.
If you’re not afraid of taking on this hilltop fortress, you’ll get a closer look at this fortified castle built in the 11th c. by Guillaume Le Roux.

Bought by an association of enthusiasts, it is currently undergoing extensive restoration work by volunteers. It is open to groups by appointment.
At the center of the village, La Planche Normande restaurant welcomes you for a well-deserved gourmet break in the heart of the village (Tuesday to Sunday inclusive).
Their generous cuisine will satiate even the hungriest of appetites!