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A testimony of 2,000 years of history

If the name of this Normandy town can give rise to a smile and even a few puns, do not be fooled by these two little letters which protect in its heart of town an exceptional heritage, dating back several centuries.

A stone’s throw from the coast, the town of Eu tells you the story of one of the last royal estates in France.

Beat the heart of the pavement

The municipality of Eu has a renowned historical and archaeological heritage.

As you follow the tourist circuit, let yourself be carried away by the beauty of the monuments, most of them classified as “Historical Monuments”.

Discover the Collegiate Church of Notre-Dame and Saint-Laurent O’Toole, a 12th century building in an early Gothic style. Descend into its 12th-century crypt which houses the recumbent figures of the Artois family and the oldest tomb in France, that of Saint-Laurent O’Toole, Archbishop of Dublin who died in 1180 in Eu and was canonized there. In the transept, you can observe the silver reliquary in which the archbishop’s skull is contained.

The Château-Musée Louis-Philippe Ier

Continue your visit with a visit to the Château-Musée Lous-Philippe Ier and immerse yourself in the days of the kings of France, including the Orleans family.

Finally, do not miss the Chapel of the Jesuit College, a 17th century building, which houses the recumbent and praying figures of Henri de Lorraine, Duke of Guise, dit le Balafré and his wife, Catherine de Clèves. Catherine de Clèves had this chapel erected following the assassination of her husband in Blois in 1588.


Between history and gardens

In addition to its built heritage, the city of Eu has many parks and gardens. After your visit to Château d´Eu, take the time to stroll through the alleys of the French garden. Its rose garden will amaze your senses with their bright or pastel colors. Continue to the Château park where trees, some centenarians, line the paths and take the time to recharge your batteries as close as possible to nature, in the heart of the city.

Further on your way, make a jump to the Jardin des Fontaines. Let yourself go for a stroll in this small garden, where an arm of the Bresle flows. Pleasant break on your walk, continue along this arm of the Bresle which continues towards the Hôtel Dieu, a former hospice run by nuns. The inner courtyard opens its doors to you with its small playground, ideal for young children who want to exercise during their visit.


Once upon a time there was Briga …

Located on the heights of the city of Eu, near the national forest of Eu, explore the Gallo-Roman city of Briga. Important archaeological site, the city is revealed before your eyes from the side of the road. Since its discovery in the 18th century, teams of archaeologists have done their best to uncover the secrets of this ancient city, which dates from the 1st century BC to the 3rd century AD. guided tour (organized during the summer season), passionate guides will tell you the story of its inhabitants and the life that animated it.


Glass, an ancestral know-how

The heritage of the city of Eu is the witness and guardian of the secrets of past centuries. Among these secrets there is one jealously guarded, that of glass. Indeed, luxury bottles are one of the economic pillars of the Bresle Valley. It was in the 15th century, thanks to its geographical location and the material wealth of its territory that glass artisans gave birth to what has today become large companies. Today, it is possible to learn more about the history of glass and the trades that surround it thanks to the Museum of Glass and Glass Traditions, which invites you during your visit to discover the history of glass through the scenes, the machines used and their evolutions, as well as an impressive exhibition of perfume bottles which were produced in limited quantities by the companies of the Bresle Valley.

Stay at Eu

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