Évreux in Normandy

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Town Hall © JH Mora/cc-by-sa-3.0

Town Hall © JH Mora/cc-by-sa-3.0

Évreux is a commune in and the capital of the department of Eure, in the French region of Normandy. The city is on the Iton river.

Évreux is situated in the pleasant valley of the Iton, arms of which traverse the town; on the south, the ground slopes up toward the public gardens and the railway station. It is the seat of a bishop, and its cathedral is one of the largest and finest in France.

Notre-Dame d'Èvreux © Miwok Notre-Dame d'Èvreux © Montval/cc-by-sa-4.0 Town Hall © JH Mora/cc-by-sa-3.0 Évreux Theatre © Marc Ryckaert/cc-by-sa-4.0 Clock Tower © Félix Potuit Iton river and Évreux Musuem © Poudou99/cc-by-sa-4.0 Iton river © Zairon/cc-by-sa-4.0 Iton river © Zairon/cc-by-sa-4.0 Iton river © Poudou99/cc-by-sa-4.0
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Iton river and Évreux Musuem © Poudou99/cc-by-sa-4.0
The first cathedral was built in 1076, but destroyed in 1119 when the town was burned at the orders of Henry I of France to put down the Norman insurrection. He rebuilt the cathedral as an act of atonement to the Pope. Between 1194 and 1198, the conflict between Philippe Auguste and Richard the Lion-hearted damaged the new cathedral. The architecture of the present edifice shows this history, with its blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles. As did many towns in the regions of Nord and Normandy, Évreux and its cathedral suffered greatly from Second World War.

At Le Vieil-Évreux (lit. the old Évreux), the Roman Gisacum, 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) southeast of the town, the remains of a Roman theatre, a palace, baths and an aqueduct have been discovered, as well as various relics, notably the bronze of Jupiter Stator, which are now deposited in the museum of Évreux.

  • Évreux Cathedral
  • Hôtel de ville
  • Église Saint-Taurin

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