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    Parc du Chateau de Trangis, Evreux

    by gwened Written May 6, 2014

    A wonderful park with a castle!! The Parc du chateau de Trangis is a forest park where you can walk, jog, rest, picnic and entetained the kids with a playground, a runner's trail, and acrobatic trails. It has a mini golf course open in summer, course of Bircross. The park is closed by 19h in the spring and fall, at 20h in summer and 17h in winter.

    More in activities of trees crawling etc at the city page in French
    http://www.evreux.fr/pages/bougera-evreux/accrobranche-trangis-14608

    of course I was there just for walks around a beautiful castle...after a long ride by car, and impressed to see a castle in a park!

    Parc du Chateau de Trangis, Evreux closeup back of Chateau de Trangis
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    Parc François Mitterrand, Evreux

    by gwened Written May 6, 2014

    a nice park in the city for a relaxed environment and picnic with the family. It is, also, the jardin botanique or botanical gardens of Evreux and in the park you find the old convent of Capucins today the national school of music or école national de Musique.

    As historical as leisure that it gets with a beautiful cloister convent of capucins you can discovered the trees, and orangerie and statues in bronze coming from Bizy and representing Antinoüs, Hercule ,and Télèphe, as well as Diane chasseresse (the hunter). The park was enlarged and an orangerie was restored. A cave ,cascade and kiosk rotunda were repaired after damaged from teh French revolution.

    located at junction of Rue de Pannette and Rue du Jardin Botanique

    jardin botanique and old convent now music school the old convent of Capucins ,today music school jardin botanique or botanical garden
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    Church Saint François-Le Havre

    by gwened Updated Apr 14, 2014

    The church of Saint François is nice with beautiful chapels and now under renovation by the city to save it from cracking up, we were there to see this work begins.

    The church is also call locally Saint François of Assisis, and it is one of the oldest building left in the city, done in the 17C, after the bombings of WWII. The style is mostly renaissance,and it survived the bombardments of WWII.

    The site in French of the city said the renovation was to be done by April 2013 ,but there still lots to be done, as I witness,

    Church Saint Fran��ois main altar ch Saint Fran��ois chapel of virgin Mary nave church St Fran��ois the organ of ch Saint Fran��ois
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    Chateau de Robert le Diable

    by gwened Written Apr 10, 2014

    If you pass by Rouen on the A13 in your way to deeper Normandie and the WWII beaches you may have notice the ruins of a castle with it tower just rising above a hill next to the autoroute. Well this is the Castle of Robert de Diable.

    The Château de Robert le Diable is a feudal castle dating back to the period of the Dukes of Normandy, is situated at Moulineaux, near Rouen, on the edge of the A13 autoroute.

    It takes its name from Robert le Diable, which, according to leyend, means either Robert de Montgommery, or Robert the magnificent, Duke of Normandy and father of Guillaume le Conquérant (William the Conqueror) although evidence of its construction does not exist. Jean sans Terre would have built or expanded the Castle between 1200 and 1203AD. Its moats or ditches have been largely filled in 1855. Although very modified and partly rebuilt by Lucien Lefort, pupil of Viollet-le-Duc.

    Yet half ruined, it has been redeemed, restored and developed in the 1950s by Roger Parment, then Mayor of Moulineaux, with various memories and scenes reconstructed local history and life in the middle ages with life-size characters. A Norwegian style building was until recently a re-enactment of a viking ship.

    The street location is at Rue du Lieutenant Jacques Hergault, 76530 MOULINEAUX. From Rouen you can get here on bus 39 ,
    http://www.crea-astuce.fr/horaires_ligne/index.asp?rub_code=6&lign_id=73&thm_id=422
    or by car, A13 exit 24 turn right by the restaurant l'Hermitage on the road D438 ,same road becomes the D3, the castle will be on your right hand side shortly afterward

    Chateau de Robert le Diable in ruins the north tower of castle the side walls of the castle
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    théatre d'Evreux

    by gwened Written Dec 23, 2013

    The theater is at Place du Général de Gaulle from the cathedral take right into rue de l'horloge to rue de Grenoble and right to the theater.

    you can see wonderful plays as well as see troops Learning the ropes, does the shows and presentation in union with the Théâtre du Grand Forum de Louviers so together from the scene nationale evreux.

    Th��atre d'Evreux
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    Tour d'horloge Evreux

    by gwened Written Dec 23, 2013

    Tour de l’Horloge, beffroi or belltower from the 15C unique in all of Normandie. a height of 44 meters with a stair of 140 steps done from 1490 to 1497.

    Ranking among the highest fortification towers, it was first a military role was the clock tower or belfry. From its peak, signals were exchanged with the Castle and found traces of the presence of lookouts and small artillery. From 1512, the tower is fortified and a wall connects it to the Castle, relayed in 1590 by an underground. 1624 In the 19th century, it serves as a storage of powder, saltpeter, and ammunition.

    Te building, symbol of secular and municipal power, marks the daily lives of the inhabitants. Thus, it marked long hours opening and closing markets and, from 1803 to 1839, sounded not only the carillon, but also the death knell (death) and the tocsin operated if fire in the present of enemies or any other form of alert.

    In 1864, a judge said that the legal time in the city is the municipal clock and not the Cathedral or Saint-Taurin. In 1939, the tocsin is replaced by a mermaid. After the second world war, Évreux rebuilt around its oldest public building, which had received the number 1, in 1804, when it was decided to number the streets of Evreux

    Tour d'Horloge or clock tower of Evreux
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    musée des impressionismes

    by gwened Written Nov 13, 2013

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    a wonderful building in Giverny, it used to be a place where American painters used to come and paint following the tradition of Monet. it has change a lot since the days I visited first in the 90's.

    Schedule of hours ,open March 29 to October 31 this year every day from 10h to 18h, it is open on holidays too; the galleries closed from July 3 to 12 this year except the expo on Claude Monet
    admission is 7€ adults and then you can use combination with the museum in Vernon and the house of Claude Monet.

    you get here by car best of course, well it was only an hour from me. the train line from Paris gare Saint-Lazare to Rouen, stops at Vernon (about 5 km) ,then taxis ,bus or bicycles rentals are possible
    the buses is done by Transport Vallée de Seine :tel 0 800 27 27 00

    The museum was founded by Daniel J. Terra in 1992,as the musée d’art américain Giverny ,and this is what I saw. then in 2009, a partnership between the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Conseil général de l’Eure, also of the dept of Seine-Maritime,of the region of Haute-Normandie, the agglomeration of towns that form the communities of Vernon and the city of Vernon, as well as the Paris musée d’Orsay,gave birth to the current museum of impressionnismes Giverny.

    as you can see by the dates, the museum is now close but will reopen on 28 march to 29 june 2014 with the exposition, L’Impressionnisme et les Américains. fitting.

    the old American museum of impressionism now MDIG
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    Hôtel de Ville-Le Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

    a city hall , or govt buidling or mairie or Hôte de Ville, usually not much to see but this one is different and surrounded by nice gardens and water fountains in the middle of town.

    The hôtel de ville du Havre opened in 1958. The first stone was posed in 1953 , the tower of 18 floors and 90 meters high simulating a clocktower was started in 1954. The théâtre next to it was opened in October 1967. THe north extension of the building was done in 1987.

    The garden on the south of the place de l'Hôtel de Ville designed by the architect who built the building and done in 1990 , the narrowing of the boulevard that divides it doing a bus depot, walkway to accommodate the tramway, creation of an underground parking, addition of water fountains, trees and trim paysages , increasing the lawns size, and flower spaces. The dimension are big, 280 by 250 meters, with 22 500 plants.

    Its a very nice imposing building and the gardens and water fountains make it an enchanting place to rest, chat, read a book and see the world go by you.

    H��tel de Ville Le Havre back of H��te de Ville the gardens of H��te de Ville The water fountains of H��tel de Ville
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    Le Volcan-Le Havre

    by gwened Written May 25, 2013

    This is a wonderful place done as a volcano,and located at Avenue Lucien Corbeaux just off rue de Paris.

    The arts scene in Le Havre, was born as the La Maison de la culture in 1961 ,the dream of André Malraux. First house of culture in France, open by the minister of culture himself. Without a place to performed ,the Maison de la Culture du Havre was housed first in the theater of the hotel de ville in 1967, where it will stayed for 15 years.

    In 1976, two domes were opened by the Place Gambetta to host the spectacles of the now call Espace Oscar Niemeyer. By 1977-78 work began to built this place. The Espace Oscar Niemeyer opened in 1982 with the projection of Napoléon by Abel Gance in the Grande Salle, with music done and directed by Carl Davis – Wren of the Orchestra of London. A cinema of art and essai was done call the Eden.

    In 1990,the name of « Le Volcan » is chosen. The Grand Volcan for the Grande Salle,and Le Petit Volcan for the polyvante room. Now ,after 30 years of use, the site Niemeyer is under a total renovation since Fall of 2011 . The Petit Volcan will be a library or médiathèque,the Grand Volcan will be updated with the latest advances in technology, and improvement of the acoustic system, improvement of the ramp of access to the fourm, and welcome lobby for the public . It is due for finishing by end of 2013.

    It was nice several years ago, and finally have it on photo ,looking forward to the opening again.

    far from ave de Paris the Volcan closeup on rue de Paris, the Volcan
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    Aizier has an old Romanesque Church

    by hquittner Written Jan 12, 2008

    While driving along D65 from Jumieges to Honfleur, we passed the little town of Aizier (pop. 104) with an old 12C church that had a n equally old bell tower

    A 12C Church
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  • Hotel Cardinal

    about 50.00 US dollars or less...Under 300 french francs for one Magnificent and modern marble...

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  • La Musardiere

    123, rue Claude Monet, Giverny, 27620, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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  • Hotel Dormy House Etretat

    Route du Havre, Etretat, Haute-Normandie, 76790, France

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

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