One of Normandy's best kept secrets, the beautiful town of Verneuil is surrounded by a canal which formed the border between France and the Duchy of Normandy. Founded in 1120 by Henri 1 Beauclerc, Verneuil has maintained many relics of its military past: dungeons, moats, fortifications. Admire the famous 14th century tower on the Place de la Madeleine. Savour the local products sold here in the Saturday morning market. Enjoy Verneuil's rich and diverse architectural heritage. The town has many fine examples of medieval and renaissance towers, churches and manoirs.
Verneuil offers many local attractions and activities for the curiously minded visitor and art lover. Whether you chose to discover the town by taking a gentle stroll or hiking around the hundreds of kilometres of footpaths in the area, the local Tourist Office offers many ideas for circuits around the town and surrounding area.
Verneuil is an ideal base for exploring many sites and attractions further afield such as Giverny, Chartres, Versailles, the Normandy coast, Paris and the Loire Valley.
Activities in the surrounding area:
Anet - Château d'Anet - 56kms (40 miles)
Caen/Honfleur - Beaches - 172kms (122 miles)
Chartres - Cathedral and city - 55kms (39 miles)
Giverny - Monet's Gardens - 87kms (62 miles)
Dreux - Royal Chapel and City - 38(kms (27 miles)
Evreux - Roman remains and Cathedral - 56kms (40 miles)
La Ferté Vidame - Palace of the Duc St. Simon - 12kms (9 miles)
Haras du Pin - National Stud - 66kms (47 miles)
Maintenon - Château - 83kms (59 miles)
Mont St Michel - 211kms (150 miles)
Mortagne au Perche - one of France's oldest towns - (29 miles)
The Perche National Park - 3kms (2 miles)
Tourouvre - Museum of Emigration to Canada - (21 miles)
Versailles - 100 kms (71 miles)
Rouen - 106kms (75 mile)