In Normandy, just an hour from Paris, visit exceptional heritage sites. Must-sees: In Gisors, historic capital of the Vexin Normand region, visit the château fort and the remarkable Saint-Gervais Saint-Protais church, which looks like a small cathedral. Discover a remarkable architectural heritage in this ancient medieval town shaped by the Epte canals. Take time to explore the Vexin Normand: The cradle of Normandy, the Vexin Normand marks the ancient historic border between the Duchy of Normandy and the Kingdom of France. Discover the sites to visit in a territory where medieval heritage, castles, beautiful churches, farms and mills follow one another through small villages surrounded by fields as far as the eye can see, or along the Epte or Lévrière rivers.
Enjoy a year-round break in the campagnein the Vexin normand: from spring onwards, multicolored fields await you with, the blue of flax, the bright yellow of rapeseed, the gold of wheat and barley, now joined by sunflowers and, all year round, verdant prairies to offer you horizons as far as the eye can see. To the north of our territory, join the forêt domaniale de Lyons, France’s largest beech forest: some of our villages are on the edge of this majestic forest in every season, especially in autumn. As you pass through our villages, the half-timbering and cob of the longères or the briques roses of the large farmhouses, manor houses and châteaux, follow on from the limestone to confirm that you are indeed in Normandy.