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Lyons-la-Forêt is a commune in the
Euredepartment in Normandy, in northern France.
Because of its architecture which has been maintained as it was at the beginning of the 17th century, it is also a well-known landmark within the very distinct geophysical and geocultural entity that is the
Pays de Bray, known for its traditional bocagelandscape of woods, orchards and cattle economy. [http://www.leclosduquesnay.fr/villes.htm info site on the Pays de Bray.] ]
Lyons-la-Forêt is located 46 km from
Rouenand 28 km from Gisors.Former name: Saint-Denis-en-Lyons.
Lyons was originally the name of the forest < "Licontio-/Ligontio-", based probably on the Celtic root "lic"/"lig", that is to find also in the name of the stream running here: la Lieure < "Licoris /Ligoris".
*936 : First mention of a ducal residence in Lyons
*1066 : John de Lyons, a Norman knight takes part to the invasion of England. He has descendants in England.
Henry I of England, also known as “Henri Beauclerc”, dies at the Lyons castle, at the time called Saint-Denis-en-Lyons.
*1189 : Richard the Lionheart I of England hold his first Christmas court.
*1193 : Philippe Auguste occupies the town and its castle.
*1194 : Back from captivity, Richard Cœur de Lion obtains the restitution of Lyons
*1194-1198 : Richard often stays in his Lyons residence
*July 1, 1202 : Philippe Auguste takes the fortified town
*1202-1298 : Several sojourns of the French kings at Lyons: 3 for
Philippe Auguste, 4 for Louis IX, 10 for Philippe le Bel. The capetian kings enjoy the Lyons forest as one of the most beautiful in the kingdom with good hunting grounds.
*1359-1398 : The castellan domain of Lyons is part of Blanche de Navarre's
doweras she becomes widow of king Philippe VI of Valois
Dowerof Isabeau de Bavière, queen of France, as she becomes widow of king Charles VI of Valois
*1419 : The English take Lyons [http://www.communes-francaises.com/27/lyons-la-foret/ Site listing] the
communes of France.]
Points of interest
* Roman theatre (private property)
* Castle of
Henry I of England(private property)
* Covered market place (18th century)
* Church Saint-Denis (12th and 18th centuries)
* Town hall (17th century)
* Houses built in typical Normandy style (17th and 18th centuries)
forestis 10,700 hectares, the largest in Normandyand one of the largest Beech forests in Europe. It is renowned for the "cathedral-like" straightness and height of its trees' trunks. One of its characteristics is its having so many open spaces and clearings among which lie small villages and hamlets. This makes a transition between the Vexinplateau and the Andelle valley. [http://www.lyons.tourisme.free.fr/ Lyons Tourism office] .]
Henry I of Englanddied on 1 December 1135of food poisoning from eating "a surfeit of lampreys" (of which he was excessively fond) at Lyons-la-Forêt (then Saint-Denis-en-Lyons).
It was also the birthplace of
Isaac de Benserade, French poet (1612-1691), who was one of the first intellectuals in France to evoke female homosexuality in a theater play. Maurice Ravelwrote music in Le Fresne, one of the old mansions of Lyons-la-Forêt, where he came for many years.
* [http://www.paris-normandie.com/dossiers/ciel/27Eure/Lyonslaforet/IndexLyonsForet.htm Aerial pictures of Lyons-la-Forêt]
* [http://lyonslaforet.free.fr/ Pictures – Some of the town's cultural traits] .
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