Theme Week Normandy – Saint-Clair-sur-Epte

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Saint-Clair-sur-Epte is a commune in the Val-d’Oise department in the Île-de-France region, about 75 km north-west of Paris. Henry I of England seized the castle of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte in 1118.

Archaeological findings give evidence of an early settlement of thea area. The Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte, between Charles the Simple (King Charles III of France) and Rollo, the leader of the Vikings, was signed in autumn 911. The treaty permitted the Normans to settle in Neustria in return for their protection of Charles’ kingdom from any new invasion by the “northmen”. No written records survive concerning the creation of the Duchy of Normandy. It was the most important event in the history of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte.

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The river Epte rises in Seine-Maritime in the Pays de Bray, near Forges-les-Eaux. The river empties into the Seine not far from Giverny. The Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte established the river as the historical boundary of Normandy and Île-de-France.

The municipality of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte is located in the Regional Natural Park Vexin français (Parc naturel régional du Vexin français). The territory of the Vexin français offers a variety of landforms, such as limestone cliffs, wetlands and forests. This extensive limestone plateau with a commanding altitude of about 100 to 150 meters, bounded on the south by the Seine, in the east of the Oise, in the west of the River Epte, and in the north of Troesne and Esches.

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