Lyons-la-Forêt

Normandie Tourisme
Here, you’re transported into a near-fairy tale village, set in the heart of one of Europe’s most beautiful beech forests, 40km east of the Norman capital of Rouen. It comes as no surprise that Lyons-la-Forêt was elected a member of the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France®.

Un des Plus Beaux Villages de France

Un décor de carte postale

You’re greeted by magnificent houses, built in half-timbered, pink brick or tinted cob (clay and straw) fashion. Tearooms, little restaurants, the odd hotel and antiques shops invite you in. At the heart of the village, the 18th-century timber framed covered market makes a lovely picture. A long street leads you beside the Lieure River to the picturesque church of Saint-Denis, with parts dating from the 12th century to the 16th.

A source of inspiration

This little village, with some 800 inhabitants, became a favourite place for a cultured, smart set to come and find peace and for artists to find inspiration; the composer Maurice Ravel even penned some beautiful pieces in Lyons-la-Forêt.

Selection

Our selection for a charming weekend

   

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Where to eat and where to sleep in Lyons-la-Fôret?

   
   

Practical information

The tourist office

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Les Plus Beaux Villages de France

> The list of all the Plus Beaux Villages de France in Normandie