The river Eure in Neuilly
Location of Eure in France
|Subprefectures|| Les Andelys |
|• President of the General Council||Jean-Louis Destans (PS)|
|• Total||6,040 km2 (2,330 sq mi)|
|• Density||100/km2 (260/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+1 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+2 (CEST)|
|^1 French Land Register data, which exclude estuaries, and lakes, ponds, and glaciers larger than 1 km2|
Eure (French pronunciation: [œʁ] ) is a department in the north of France named after the river Eure.
Eure is one of the original 83 departments created during the French Revolution on 4 March 1790. It was created from part of the former province of Normandy. The name in fact is taken from the Eure river flowing mainly in this department.
After the allied victory at Waterloo, Eure was occupied by Prussian troops between June 1815 and November 1818.
In the wake of Louis-Napoléons December coup of 1851, Eure was one of the departments placed under a state of emergency in order to avert resistance to the post-republican régime. In the event fewer than 100 government opponents in Eure were arrested.
Eure is part of the current region of Normandy and is surrounded by the departments of Seine-Maritime, Oise, Val-d'Oise, Yvelines, Eure-et-Loir, Orne, and Calvados.
The department is a largely wooded plateau intersected by the valleys of the Seine River and its tributaries.
The altitude varies from sea level in the north to 248 metres above it in the south.
The President of the General Council is Jean-Louis Destans of the Socialist Party.
|Union for a Popular Movement||11|
|•||French Communist Party||4|
|•||Left Radical Party||2|
|Eure's 1st constituency||Séverine Gipson||La République En Marche!|
|Eure's 2nd constituency||Fabien Gouttefarde||La République En Marche!|
|Eure's 3rd constituency||Marie Tamarelle-Verhaeghe||La République En Marche!|
|Eure's 4th constituency||Bruno Questel||La République En Marche!|
|Eure's 5th constituency||Claire O'Petit||La République En Marche!|
The main tourist attraction is Giverny (4 km (2.49 mi) from Vernon) where Claude Monet's house and garden can be seen, as well as other places of interest (see external links, below).
The Abbey of Bec and the Château-Gaillard near Les Andelys are other important tourist attractions.
The Château of Buisson de May was built by the royal architect Jacques Denis Antoine from 1781 to 1783.
Oscar-Claude Monet was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant, which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.
Normandy is the northwesternmost of the 18 regions of France, roughly referring to the historical Duchy of Normandy.
Yvelines is a department in the region of Île-de-France, France. Located west of Hauts-de-Seine, it had a population of 1,431,808 as of 2016. Its main communes are Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Mantes-la-Jolie and Rambouillet.
Oise is a department in the north of France. It is named after the river Oise. Inhabitants of the department are called Oisiens or Isariens, after the Latin name for the river, Isara.
Val-d'Oise is a French department, created in 1968 after the split of the Seine-et-Oise department and located in the Île-de-France region. It gets its name from the Oise River, a major tributary of the Seine, which crosses the region after having started in Belgium and flowed through north-eastern France. Charles de Gaulle Airport, France's main international airport is partially located in Roissy-en-France, a commune of Val d'Oise.
The Eure is a river between Normandy and Centre-Val de Loire in north-western France, left tributary of the Seine. It rises at Marchainville in the Orne department and joins the Seine near Pont-de-l'Arche. Two departments are named after the Eure, namely Eure and Eure-et-Loir.
La Roche-Guyon is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France. It is located in the Vexin regional national park.
Giverny is a commune in the Eure department in northern France. It sits on the "right bank" of the River Seine where the river Epte meets the Seine. The village lies 80 km (50 mi) from Paris, west and slightly north, in the old province of Normandy. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet's garden and home. Several American Impressionist artists also settled in Giverny, drawn by the landscapes, the overall atmosphere, and the presence of Monet. Other attractions include the Museum of Impressionism Giverny, dedicated to the history of impressionism and the Giverny art colony, and the Hôtel Baudy, which was the center of artistic life in Giverny's heyday. It is now a café and restaurant, with period decoration.
Les Andelys is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.
Étretat is a commune in the Seine-Maritime department in Normandy in north-western France. It is a tourist and farming town situated about 32 km (20 mi) north-east of Le Havre, at the junction of the D 940, D 11 and D 139 roads. It is located on the coast of the Pays de Caux area.
The Epte is a river in Seine-Maritime and Eure, in Normandy, France. It is a right tributary of the Seine, 112.5 km (69.9 mi) long. The river rises in Seine-Maritime in the Pays de Bray, near Forges-les-Eaux. The river empties into the Seine not far from Giverny. One of its tributaries is the Aubette de Magny.
Vexin is an historical county of northwestern France. It covers a verdant plateau on the right bank (north) of the Seine running roughly east to west between Pontoise and Romilly-sur-Andelle, and north to south between Auneuil and the Seine near Vernon. The plateau is crossed by the Epte and the Andelle river valleys.
The following is a list of the 23 cantons of the Eure department, in France, following the French canton reorganisation which came into effect in March 2015:
The arrondissement of Les Andelys is an arrondissement of France in the Eure department in the Normandy region. It has 185 communes. Its population is 235,732 (2016), and its area is 1,854.4 km2 (716.0 sq mi).
The arrondissement of Évreux is an arrondissement of France in the Eure department in the Normandy region. It has 103 communes. Its population is 140,039 (2016), and its area is 958.7 km2 (370.2 sq mi).
Transilien Paris-Saint-Lazare is one of the sectors in the Paris Transilien suburban rail network. The trains on this sector depart from Paris-Saint-Lazare in central Paris, as well as from Noisy-le-Roi station in the suburbs. Transilien services from Paris – Saint-Lazare are part of the SNCF Saint-Lazare rail network. There are two groups of Transilien lines in the Saint-Lazare sector, marked "J" and "L".
Vernon is a commune in the department of Eure in the Normandy region in northern France.
Gaillon is a commune in the Eure department in northern France.
Bouafles is a commune in the Eure department in Normandy in northern France.
Blanche Hoschedé Monet was a French painter who was both the stepdaughter and the daughter-in-law of Claude Monet.