Lyons Andelle essentials

Ten good reasons to choose Lyons Andelle for a stay in Normandy

Pause, balade à vélo à Lyons-la-Forêt

#1 To get away from it all and recharge your batteries in the heart of authentic and intimate Normandy, halfway between Paris and the Normandy coast

Break during a VAE ride in Lyons-la-Forêt ©Max Coquard, Bestjobers – Eure Tourisme

  • Relax in the green setting of a Norman country village,
  • Oxygenate yourself in the forest of Lyons : it is the largest forest in Normandy and the largest beech forest in France,
  • Visit castles, medieval sites, parks nearby and take the opportunity to visit Rouen, located 30 km away,
  • Fill up on Norman products in a farm or a local shop or a village market.
Balade à pied - Lyons la Forêt ©Max Coquard, Bestjobers - Eure Tourisme

#2 For a romantic weekend in Lyons-la-Forêt, a village ranked among the Most Beautiful Villages in France®.

A romantic stroll in Lyons-la-Forêt ©Max Coquard, Bestjobers – Eure Tourisme

  • Stroll hand in hand through a postcard setting of authentic half-timbered houses and pretty boutiques and second-hand shops,
  • Linger on the terrace of a café on Place Benserade, at the foot of the listed market hall,
  • Relaxing together with a duo massage in a spa,
  • Have a dinner for two in a gastronomic restaurant after a walk in the forest of Lyons and sleep in a romantic room in a hotel or a castle.

#3 To reconnect with your family in the countryside and share essential and simple pleasures

Children’s animation © Ferme des Peupliers

  • Take the children for a bike ride without fear of their fatigue with electrically assisted bikes suitable for all,
  • To awaken them to nature during a discovery tour of the trees of the five continents followed by a picnic at the Lyons arboretum,
  • Discover with them the secrets of making good yoghurt at the Peupliers farm.
  • Stay in a country lodge or a campsite with outdoor games for the children.

#4 To hike with friends and enjoy various pleasures: forest trails, small riverside villages and visits to remarkable sites

Picture © Canva

#5 To savor the Norman art of living

flea market out of the factory © Nathalie Bainson

  • Wander through the flowery streets of the villages,
  • Strolling through the flea markets, shops and craftsmen’s workshops,
  • Discover contemporary art in a landscape park,
  • Visit a museum dedicated to Norman traditions or a cider farm.
Sortie kayak sur l Andelle © Authentik Aventure

#6 To move with friends with a sporty and friendly programme

Kayak trip on the Andelle River © Authentik Aventure

  • Roam in the hills of the forest of Lyons to mountain bike or VAE,
  • Try the kayak experience on the Andelle,
  • Climbing a chalk cliff for thrills,
  • Recreating the world with friends over a barbecue.
Balade à poney © scottyh - Canva

#7 For a week in the countryside with sporty teenagers

Teenagers on a pony © Scottyh – Canva

  • An adventure camp for those thrilling sports’ lovers,
  • A riding course for your horse rider child,
  • Having all day free to relax or visit sites as a couple,
  • Find your children happy to tell their adventures of the day in the chalet or bungalow of a well-equipped campsite.
Visite du château de Bonnemare © E Orfanoudaki

#8 For a tailor-made group excursion with your association or group of friends, prepared by the Lyons Andelle Tourist Office according to your wishes

Visit of the castle of Bonnemare © E Orfanoudaki – Lyons Andelle Tourisme

#9 For a staycation in a quiet area of Normandy countryside with a good Wifi connection

Telecommuting in the country © DeluXe-PiX via Canva

#10 To organize a reception, a wedding or a company seminar abroad in a beautiful environment

Wedding at Bonnemare Castle © Flora Chevalier – Château de Bonnemare

  • Choose the setting of a castle for your wedding reception, with a wide choice of accommodation on site or nearby,
  • Organize a family reunion in a reception hall or a country-style guinguette,
  • Find a turnkey formula for a company seminar in a hotel or a castle in an inspiring setting between Paris and Rouen.