Tourism in Normandy

Relaxation and leisure activities at the hotel

The Pays de Bray region, between Rouen and Beauvais

Located 45 km from Rouen and Beauvais, Bézancourt is an ideal base for discovering the rich natural and cultural heritage on the doorstep.

  • The Château de Vascoeuil (20 km): on the edge of Lyons forest, this château features a French garden, English garden, waterfall and art exhibitions. The château is also home to the Jules Michelet museum, a famous French historian
  • Gerberoy (24 km): classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France, Gerberoy is affectionately called the "village of a thousand roses". The Rose Festival (Fête des Roses) is held every year on the third Sunday in June
  • Les Andelys (28 km): on the way to Giverny, stop off in this quaint village to visit the Château Gaillard, classified as a "Grand Site de France", the Nicolas Poussin Village Museum, the ancient theatre, the Saint-Jacques hospice, etc.
  • Gisors (30 km): visit the Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais church
  • Forges-les-Eaux (25 km): explore this former spa town
  • Rouen (45 km), capital of Normandy, rich in art and history: don't miss the Gothic cathedral, which provided great inspiration for the artist, Claude Monet. Discover the Clock Tower (Gros Horloge), la place du Vieux Marché, the Fine Arts Museum, and much more.
  • Beauvais (45 km): home to the Bishop's Palace, which houses the Museum of the Oise Department (MUDO). Visitors can also explore the cathedral with its astronomic clock, the former Saint-Lazare hospital and the National Tapestry Gallery.
  • Giverny (50 km): the Claude Monet gardens that inspired the artist's water lily paintings are definitely not to be missed!
  • Abbeys: The Notre-Dame de Fontaine Guérard abbey at Radepont (28 km), a fine example of Anglo-Norman architecture, and Mortemer abbey at Lisors (18 km), to name but two.

Sport and leisure activities :

  • Avenue Verte: this cycle path runs from Paris to London, passing through the Pays de Bray region and Gisors, close to Bézancourt
  • Golf courses: Golf de Saint-Saëns, Golf de Rebetz, Golf du Vivier, etc.
  • Hot-air balloon trip departing from Forges-les-Eaux
  • Hiking and riding
  • Fishing
  • Etc.

Lyons forest

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.