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"Lyons la Foret" Lyons-la-Forêt by Beausoleil

Lyons-la-Forêt Travel Guide: 5 reviews and 23 photos

Charming Village in Haute Normandie

When you drive into Lyons-la-Foret, you pass some tiny very medieval looking houses. Then you come to this gem where there is parking. This is the house where Maurice Ravel is supposed to have written Le Tombeau de Couperin.

It's a great introduction to the lovely little town.

For more pictures, see the Travelogue below.

This is a great place to have a cup of coffee while you watch the market across the street.

If you took away the cars, this would look like a movie set straight out of the Middle Ages . . . and it has been. Several movies have been made here so if it looks familiar, it probably is.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Completely, utterly charming
  • Cons:I can't stay forever
  • In a nutshell:Lovely and relaxing
  • Last visit to Lyons-la-Forêt: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Oct 3, 2016 at 10:46 AM

    "If you took away the cars" -- yes, getting rid of the cars would be a big help, not only here. But even with these monstrosities clogging the streets, it still looks like a lovely town. And I like the Ravel connection.


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