The Château du Landel enjoys a fabulous location on the edge of Lyons forest, one of the largest forests in Normandy. This exceptional beech grove boasts almost 300 km of signposted forest tracks and footpaths. It is a haven for enjoying the fresh air – on foot, by bike or on horseback.
Located around twenty minutes from Bézancourt, Lyons-la-Forêt has been classified as one of the "most beautiful villages of France". Explore this quaint village where Maurice Ravel once composed his music: the 18th century market building, the Ferme du Rome farming museum, the arboretum, etc.
Nestled in the midst of the forest, the ruins of Mortemer Abbey stand against a romantic backdrop of outstanding natural beauty. Shows, exhibitions, guided visits, a glimpse inside the life of monks... this historic site offers a wide range of different activities.
We also recommend a visit to the château at Fleury-la-Forêt, a splendid 17th century castle that also happens to be home to a large collection of old dolls.
The château at Martainville, which dates back to the 15th century, now houses the Museum of Normandy Traditions and Arts. This museum displays an outstanding collection of Upper Norman furniture, dating back to the 15th to 19th centuries. It illustrates the history of the textile and clothing industry in Normandy with displays of paintings, jewellery and musical instruments.