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The church in Tillières-sur-Avre
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Location of Tillières-sur-Avre
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Coordinates: 48°45′29″N1°03′26″E / 48.758°N 1.0572°E / 48.758; 1.0572
Country France
Region Normandy
Department Eure
Arrondissement Évreux
Canton Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton
Intercommunality CC Interco Normandie Sud Eure
  Mayor (20222026) Fabien Gouttefarde [1]
16.76 km2 (6.47 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2020) [2]
  Density63/km2 (160/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
27643 /27570
Elevation128–179 m (420–587 ft)
(avg. 134 m or 440 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Tillières-sur-Avre is a commune in the Eure department and Normandy region of northern France.


In 1013, Richard II of Normandy erected a castle on the benches of the Avre river as this region was being contested by the Norman dukes, the counts of Blois and the French kings. [3] The custody of the castle was given to the Raoul from the house of Tosny [4] but some time after his rebellion it was given by Robert I of Normandy to Gilbert I of the house of Crispin. Around 1041 the castle was captured from him and razed by the French king Henry I but Robert's son, William the Conqueror, rebuild the castle and invested Gilbert's son, Gilbert II, as hereditary custodian of the castle around 1058. [3]

In the same time, the 11th century, its church Saint-Hilaire was built in the Romanesque style. The church was later enlarged in the 16th century and the facade significantly altered in the 19th century. [5]

The painter Maurice Boitel was born here in 1919.

The village is twinned with that of Wendehausen in Thuringia, Germany.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1968 1,163    
1975 1,267+1.23%
1982 1,174−1.08%
1990 1,185+0.12%
1999 1,179−0.06%
2009 1,171−0.07%
2014 1,117−0.94%
2020 1,059−0.88%
Source: INSEE [6]

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