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Evreux, capital of the Eure

Ancient Gallo-Roman, cited City Episcopal and capital of the Eure, the town of Evreux has an important architectural and artistic heritage. Notre Dame Cathedral is an architectural gem of the 13th century, the belfry is unique in Normandy and in the Abbey Church of Saint-Taurin is a treasure of medieval goldsmithing.

Brief summary of history

At the end of the 3rd century, in the context of the barbarian raids, the town of Evreux surrounds himself with a bulwark which can be seen today in part in the municipal museum.

In 1194, Philippe-Auguste awarded custody of the city to John landless. But the latter betrays him to forgive with his brother Richard Cœur lion and captured the city on behalf of England. In retaliation, Philippe-Auguste burned the city.

During the 14th century and the first half of the 15th, the House of Évreux, cadet branch of the Capetian dynasty, reached its apogee. During the hundred years war, the town was taken in 1418 by the English King Henri v. She returned to the sovereignty of the King of France in 1440.

Notre-Dame Cathedral

The majestic Notre Dame Cathedral is the largest sanctuary of the Department of Eure. It presents various architectural styles: Radiant Gothic, flamboyant Gothic and Henri II style. The Lantern Tower is topped by an elegant nicknamed arrow Tower Argent (1465). Also discover the beautiful north portal, a masterpiece of flamboyant Gothic designed from the 16th century. The Cathedral has an exceptional collection of stained glass from the 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th centuries.

See also in Evreux

The Saint-Taurin Church is a remnant of a Benedictine Monastery founded in the 10th century, whose centerpiece is the hunting of saint-Taurin, the first bishop of Évreux. She was executed, in the 13th century, made of wood and covered with a sheet of gold pushed back money. The decor of this hunt traces the various episodes of the legend of Saint-Taurin. It is a treasure trove of gold.

The clock tower dates from the 15th century, it has an arrow coated with lead. The belfry was built on the site of one of the towers which marked the main entrance of the town of Evreux.

The Museum of Évreux

The municipal Museum of Évreux is situated in the former bishopric of the end of the 15th century. Its collections are remarkable. The former Chapterhouse contains objects of religious art from the middle ages and the Renaissance: statues in polychrome wood, Aubusson tapestries, tombstones.

Also paintings from the 17th to the 20th century and the Aubusson tapestries. In the basement the archaeological room are found in household items, statuettes, jewellery as well as a superb bronze of Jupiter Stator and remnants of the old Gallo-Roman ramparts.

Évreux golf

Évreux golf offers a pleasant and varied route which follows the undulations of the ground and fits naturally into the landscape. The greens are fast and keep the line. The diversity of the departures allows players of all levels to apprehend the course with confidence. A couple of holes in slope will best showcase and neophytes to make progress. 18 holes - Par 72 - 6'353 meters.

Évreux Golf - Chemin de Valème, 27000 Evreux - Tel. + 33 (0) 2 32 39 66 22.

Useful information :

Address :
27000 Evreux

Good to know :
Tourist Office Grand Evreux 1 place du Général de Gaulle, 27000 Evreux Tel. + 33 (0) 2 32 24 04 43

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