Tillières-sur-Avre is a typical and picturesque Norman village. The charm and the varied landscapes match the significant architectural heritage: listed church, chateau, medieval gate, half-timbered houses, etc. As early as the 11th century, Tillières played a strategic role by becoming a stronghold that would protect the southern border between the Duchy of Normandy and the Kingdom of France. A village built on the hillside along the river Avre. Besides the omnipresent medieval heritage, the town boasts many wrought-iron shops as well as an imposing sundial next to the Town Hall.
Walking around Tillières-sur-Avre:
Heritage trail “Au fil des pierres et de l’eau”(Stone and Water Trail) Leave from on foot or by bike, but be careful along the path between No.5 and Rue de Beauvais where the grass path is narrow without any guardrail. There is also a gentle slope between Place Drouard and the castle. Not suitable for pushchairs. Tour length: from 45 minutes to 1 hour. Church and defensive wall lit up in the evening. Brochure available at the Town Hall.
Nature walk “Le bord de l’eau, labeur de l’eau” (Walking by the water, working by the water) Leaving from the lakes with car park Rue de l’Avre (D102) coming from Bérou towards Nonancourt or car park Rue du commandant Galopin (Espace Baron Lacour) coming from Tillières. The walk is not accessible to pushchairs, wheelchairs and bikes. Please wear a suitable pair of shoes: the northern part (Nos. 9, 8, 7 and 6) is often wet and muddy. Map available at the Town Hall of Tillières-sur-Avre and at the Tourist Information Centre of Verneuil-sur-Avre.
Guided tours of the town are available upon request for groups and private individuals. Further information at +33 (0)2 32 32 17 17.
The Escargot des Marnières is an outdoor snail farm that offers guided tours by appointment from June to September.
Visiting Tillières-sur-Avre with your family:
The Arc en Mouvement invites families (children aged 10+) to come and try their hand at outdoor archery.
Act’ing Loisirs has various strategy games for children (aged 6+) and grown-ups: paintballing, infrared laser tag, bubble football, digital treasure hunt, sumo wrestling, etc.
Enjoy a break in Tillières-sur-Avre:
Saint-Hilaire's Church, with its Renaissance vaults and their unique keystones in Normandy is open every day from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
The weekly market is held on Tuesday mornings in Place de l'Eglise (church square).
There are cafés and bakeries in the village to enjoy a relaxing break.
- Bar, cafeteria, tea room
- Free parking
- Picnic area
- Outdoor games
- Animals welcome
- Groups welcome