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Parks and gardens around Lyons Andelle, Normandy

 Arboretum of Lyons

The astonishing diversity of trees will be displayed by multicolour leaves, the rich barks and the beautiful perspective that trees offer.
The Arboretum of Lyons (also known as the forester garden of Bordins) is open to everyone, all year long.

It is now one of the flagship sites of the Pays de Lyons-la-Forêt thanks to the French National Forestry and Water Commission, the local community and the locals and their associations, who care for nature, and more specifically for this magnificent forest.

Throughout the years, this old forest nursery was turnt in 1981 into an Arboretum, which has become a place for events and animation. The natural heritage, culture and relaxation are at the heart of these events: horse skidding, forest’s day, Qi gong lessons…

Presentation document of the arboretum: Download the document about the arboretum

Two orienteering routes are available: one for adults and one for children. You can download them both here:

Orienteering adult: recto / verso
Orienteering children: recto / verso


Office de Tourisme du Pays de Lyons-la-Forêt
27480 Lyons-la-Forêt
GPS : 49°22’56.0″N   1°32’10.02″E
49.382220, 1.536170

Telephone : +33 (0)2 32 49 31 65

WebsiteOffice National des Forêts

Opening hours:

  • Every day, all year long.

Prices :

  • Free entry
  • Guided tours possible for groups, upon reservation.

Vascoeuil Castle’s park

In a natural site situated at the border of Lyons’ forest and at the heart of the Andelle valley, the château de Vascoeuil displays its regular, French garden and the English park bordered by meanderings and waterfalls of the river Crevon. The alleys are bordered with beech trees. The park is a real “open-air” gallery, with permanent sculptures of more than 60 sculptures made in bronze, marble, mosaic and ceramic.

Vascoeuil is a member of “Parks and Gardens of Normandy”. It is a centre of art and history (Museum Jules Michelet), and hosts temporary exhibitions. The octagonal tower is from the 12th century, the castle (ISMH) is from the 15th century, and the dove tower from the 17th century.

Introduction movie


Château de Vascoeuil
8 rue Jules Michelet
27910 Vascoeuil

Telephone : +33 (0)2 35 236 235

E-mail :

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2019 Opening hours : open from 13 April to 24 November 2019, closed from 21 to 30 October.

  • From April 13th to June 30th and from September 4th to October 20th: Wednesday to Sunday and bank holidays, 2:30pm to 6pm
  • From July 1st to September 1st: every day and holidays : 11am to 6:30pm
  • From Novembre 1st to 24th: Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 2pm to 5pm.

Rates (access to the whole site and the temporary exhibition):


  • Adults: 10€
  • Reduced: 6,5€ (unemployed, disabled, children over 7, students)
  • Family rate: 25€ – children under 7: free.

Groups (daily including morning) by appointment:

  • + 20 people: free visit (7,50€/p), with 20mn welcome address: (9€/p) or guided 60 min. (11€/p)
  • From 12 to 19 people: free visit (8€), with 20mn welcome address: (11,50€), guided (13,50€)
  • School groups: 4.50€ per person (for students and accompanying persons) – free for teachers – 3 booklets available: € 1.50 each
  • Lunch menus or Norman snacks for groups on site at “La Cascade” along the river
  • Free access for groups’ driver: 1 per 20 paid entries.

Heudicourt castle

Castle from the 18th century, classified as French Historic Monument, with rose bricks, surrounded by ditches and gardens « à la française ».

Living rooms, guard room, library, souvenirs dating to Madame de Maintenon (XVIIth century) and Napoleon.

The castle was built between 1574 and 1661, upon a hunting meeting of Dagobert.

The park of the castle was entirely restored after the great storm of 1999. It is a park « à la Française », designed during the 18th century with straights alleys, verdant squares, pretty perspectives and drainage ditches. To get to the castle, you have to drive on the « cathedral alley », a road bordered by trees for 1,2 kilometres.


Château de Heudicourt
1 Grande Rue
27860 Heudicourt

Phone : +33 (0)2 32 55 86 06

E-mail :

Opening hours :

  • Castle: Sundays in June and « Journée du Patrimoine » 2.30 pm – 6 pm
  • Park: Sundays in June, and from July 1st to September 3oth, 10 am – 18 pm

Prices :

  • Castle: 7€ adults, 3.50€ children
  • Park: € 2.5 (free if visiting the castle on the dates of its opening).
  • Groups (minimum 20 people): 6€

Le Jardin des Sculptures, château de Bois-Guilbert

This seven hectares park is a hymn to nature and to sculpture. Jean-Marc de Pas, landscape artist and sculptor, has created in the heart of this family estate, a vast idyllic sculpture park, a poetic walk and landscape garden where art and nature transport the walker through a reverie of changing symbolic spaces around the château, chapel and pavilion of the 17th & 18th centuries.  The family domain is surrounded by a chestnut from the 17th century, symbolic spaces, the pond with its small island, the maze and even the four season cloister. The estate has played host to the poet and playwright Pierre Corneille, a cousin of the family’s ancestors.

The castle is open for visiting (free visit or guided tour) with temporary exhibitions in the art gallery.

Others services : art exhibitions, sculpture biennial from July to October 2019, cultural events, educational activities, clay modelling workshop, technical workshop.
You can rent the park, reception rooms, seminars, cocktail, wedding photo shoot.

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Le Jardin des Sculptures, château de Bois Guilbert
1108 route d’Héronchelles
76750 Bois-Guilbert

Telephone : +33 (0)2 35 34 86 56

Email :



2019 opening hours :

  • Open from April 1st to November 15, from Wednesday to Sunday and bank holidays: 2pm-6pm
  • School holidays, Easter Break B, July & August: very day 10am/1pm & 2pm/6pm.
  • All Saints holidays: 2pm/6pm (the park closes et 7pm).
  • Groups all year upon reservation.

Prices :

Unguided tour:

  • Full price: 8€.
  • Family (2 adults + 2 to 4 children): 25€ flat rate
  • Reduced rate (children from 6): 5€.
  • Free for children under 6 years old and members.
  • Group (from 10 people) : 6€.

Guided tour for groups +15 pers upon reservation:

  • 8€  person.
  • Option 10€/person including visit of the sculpture workshop and meeting with Jean-Marc de Pas.

 André Van Beek painter artist’s garden


Water garden created for painting with bridges, cascades and waterfalls. Here you can admire 150 water lilies and aquatic plants, spread over 7 different ponds.

Based on the perspectives and colours, staging massive flower beds of more than 700 plants of dahlias and 330 hydrangea (blue, pink and white) are creating perspectives and colours. Rose bush and collection trees.The garden spreads over hectare and a half.

You can visit the workshop and the gallery.


Jardin du peintre André Van Beek
1 rue des anges
60650 Saint Paul

Telephone : +33 (0)3 44 82 20 18

E-mail :

Opening hours :

  • Open from 15th of May to the 15th of October. On Fridays, Sunday, Mondays and bank holidays : from 2  pm to 7 pm
  • On Saturdays: 1 pm to 4 pm (upon reservation in the morning)

Prices :

  • Adults: 7€
  • Free entry for children under 12 years old.
  • Groups + 15 pers upon reservation

Parks and gardens of Normandy, 2019 guide

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