17th-century covered market
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Thierry Plouvier|
|26.99 km2 (10.42 sq mi)|
|• Density||27/km2 (69/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||67–178 m (220–584 ft) |
(avg. 163 m or 535 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
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Lyons-la-Forêt is a commune of the Eure department, Haute Normandie in Northwest France.
Lyons-la-Floret is well known within the region due to its architecture, which has been maintained since its founding in the 17th century. It is also a recognized distinct geophysical and geocultural entity that is the end of Vexin normand, and the forest of Lyons. The area around the town and the border with Pays de Bray is known for its traditional bocage landscape of woods, orchards, and cattle pasture.
Lyons-la-Forêt 34 km (21 mi) from Rouen and 28 km (17 mi) from Gisors. Former name: Saint-Denis-en-Lyons.is located
Lyons was originally the name of the forest < Licontio-/Ligontio-, based probably on the Celtic root lic/lig, that is also found in the name of the stream: la Lieure < Licoris /Ligoris. Same root as the River Loire < Liger and -ley in Beverley (Yorkshire) from Celtic *bibro*licos > Old English beofor beaver, *licc stream.
An early mention of a ducal residence in Lyons can be found in 936, when William I, Duke of Normandy used to stay.
The castle of Lyons-la-Forêt was constructed at the start of the 12th century by Henry I of England, also known as "Henri Beauclerc".He died there in 1135, supposedly from "a surfeit of lampreys".
The town and the castle were occupied by King Philip II Augustus of France in 1193 but the following year, Richard I of England, back from captivity, obtained the restitution of Lyons; the king of England and Duke of Normandy stayed frequently until 1198. In 1202, Philip II Augustus re-conquered the city, and after him, several French kings were attracted by the Lyons forest and the good hunting grounds.
From 1359 to 1398, the castellan domain of Lyons was part of Blanche de Navarre's dower after she became the widow of King Philip VI of France. In 1403-1422, it was the dower of Isabeau de Bavière, wife of King Charles. In 1419, in the course of the Hundred Years' War, the English took Lyons.
During the Second World War, the area was used for parachute drops of agents F. F. E. Yeo-Thomas and André Dewavrin.
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Milly-la-Forêt is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.
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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.
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The Château de Gisors is a castle in the town of Gisors in the départment of Eure, France. The castle was a key fortress of the Dukes of Normandy in the 11th and 12th centuries. It was intended to defend the Anglo-Norman Vexin territory from the pretensions of the King of France.
Events from the 1150s in England.
Events from the 1130s in England.
Forêt-la-Folie is a former commune in the Eure department in the Normandy region in northern France. On 1 January 2016, it was merged into the new commune of Vexin-sur-Epte.
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Thymerais is a natural region of Eure-et-Loir, in France, where history and geography meet. Open to influences from Normandy, Drouais, Beauce and Perche, it is a transition zone like the Drouais.
The Château de Lyons-la-Forêt was a castle in Lyons-la-Forêt in the Eure département of France.
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The Lyons family is an eminent noble Anglo-Norman family descended from Ingelram de Lyons, Lord of Lyons, who arrived in England with the Norman Conquest, and from his relation, Nicholas de Lyons, who emigrated from Normandy to England in 1080 and was granted lands at Warkworth, Northamptonshire by William of Normandy.
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