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Gisors Castle - monuments in Picardy - Chez Robins

Gisors Château

The fortress of Gisors is famous for its connections with the history of the Knights Templar. Under the custody of the King of France, Louis VII, it also became the prison of the last Grand Master of the Order, Jacques de Molay, in 1314.

Place de Blanmont, 27140 Gisors

Tel: 0033 2 32 27 60 63

church in Gisors - places not to be missed Oise - Chez Robins

Gisors Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais church

The Church of St. Gervais and St. Protais is one of the most beautiful religious monuments in Normandy . It was built from the 13th century, rebuilt and embellished until the 16th century. 
Guided tour, reservation in advance at Heritage Service, length of visit 1 hour.

Rue Saint-Gervais, 27140 Gisors

Tel: 0033 2 32 55 59 36 

Maison Claude Monet - Monuments in the Oise - Chez Robins


Monet's house and gardens - he lived there from 1883 until his death. The house and gardens were renovated in 1980 and has been open to the public ever since. This is a wonderful day out for young and old. Walk over the famous bridge and see the water lilies in the Japanese inspired garden.

84 Rue Claude Monet, 27620 Giverny

Tel: 0033 2 32 51 28 21

Van Gogh's house - Auvers sur Oise - activities Picardie - Chez Robins


In the footsteps of Vincent van Gogh, visit this pretty flowery town about 40km away where you will find the house where he lived, with its famous yellow chair room, the various buildings around and the landscapes he captured in his paintings (including the church, the town hall and the view over the fields from the cemetery where he is buried next to his brother, Theo. Also visit the Absinthe Museum and the castle where there are regular exhibitions on Impressionism. 
Les Andelys - charming village Oise - Chez Robins

Les Andelys

Visit the Château Gaillard, a ruined fortress on the top of the hill, and take in the most incredible panoramic views of the Seine Valley.
Also worth seeing is the collegiate church of Notre Dame and Saint Sauveur. Les Andelys, birthplace of the famous painter, Nicolas Poussin, has an interesting art museum and a museum dedicated to the Second World War.
Other places of interest: The half-timbered house and bell tower of the Madeleine, 93 rue de la Sous-Préfecture. The Saint-Jacques hospice (1785). The Mill on the Gambon.
covered market - village of Lyons la Forêt - Chez Robins

Lyons La Forêt

Originally built around a simple 10th century ducal house, the town is now one of the most beautiful and interesting to visit in the Vexinois region. It is about 30km from Gisors. 
The market in the main square has retained its medieval spirit, the surrounding streets are full of large, pretty wooded houses and art galleries, antique shops and restaurants. The auction house is well worth a visit to look for traditional French treasures, especially at the end of the day for the larger pieces of furniture.
Arrive early on weekends and market days so you can park your car.