Taking time out for yourself at the weekend or on holiday is essential for a real break.

©Max Coquard, Bestjobers - Eure Tourisme

It’s the right moment to allow yourself pleasures and experiences that do not always fit into our schedules.

Choosing the Normandy countryside to take a break means choosing a place where you can give yourself the time and the right to do nothing, or very little, but with so much pleasure !

We have put together a list of simple pleasures and nice treats for you in Lyons Andelle :

  • Take a break for hours in a park, have a picnic by a pond or at the foot of an abbey : landscaped gardens, sculpture parks or monastic gardens invite you to extend your visit and enjoy the present moment.
Abbaye de Mortemer ©ML Vittori
Abbey of Mortemer, Lisors
  • Scouring flea markets, decoration shops and fairs to find a rare pearl to refine your interior decoration.
  • Sleeping in, then lounging on the terrace of a café Place Benserade in Lyons-la-Forêt, nibbling on a flaky baguette, before a quick trip to the market in the village hall.
  • Try your hand at sculpting with a model during a clay modelling workshop with a professional sculptor. Sculpting clay has a relaxing effect and it is a pleasure to leave with your first sculptures.
Modeling course at the Garden of Sculptures, Bois-Guilbert castle
  • Touring farms and local shops to eat tasty local products, rediscovering the pleasure of the eyes with products that give you the impetus to concoct tasty meals.

  • Treat yourself to a duo massage or a beauty care in a tree house and get out with a relaxed body and a Zen mind.
Spa Nuxe Hôtel La Licorne Le Grand Cerf , Lyons-la-Forêt
  • Visit an exhibition. In Lyons Andelle, art is installed in gardens, abbeys and castles, it’s even more pleasant !
Gardens of the castle of Vascoeuil – Ceramic of Roger Capron 2021©ACVM
  • Take the time to talk to a craftsman who creates custom-made pieces for your home. Hemp, wood, brass, terracotta, linen… their know-how expresses in beautiful materials.
Premier Matin, Fleury-la-Forêt © Chrystelle Tournerie
First Morning, Fleury-la-Forêt
  • Go for a ride on an e-bike to enjoy the countryside effortlessly with young and old alike : cycling through the countryside with family or friends becomes a pleasure for everyone !
  • Reading in front of a roaring fire in winter or in a garden in summer: there’s no better way to relax after a walk in the forest!
Relaxing reading in front of an open fire © Canva