5 reasons to flee the Olympics for Eure this summer

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Published on 05/15/2024
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Escape the hustle and bustle of the Olympic Games this summer and immerse yourself in a haven of peace just 1 hour from Paris, in Eure in Normandy. As crowds flock to Paris to attend the sporting event of the year, discover five irresistible reasons to choose the tranquility and authenticity of our magnificent Normandy department. From unspoiled nature to gastronomic delights and rich cultural heritage, let yourself be seduced by a getaway far from the Olympic tumult. Welcome to Eure, where every moment is an invitation to discovery and relaxation!

1. Breathe and disconnect far from the sporting tumult

Flee the crowded stadiums and busy streets to find the soothing calm of the Normandy countryside. Here in Eure it is the opportunity to recharge, to recharge your batteries away from the stress of major events. No more traffic jams, endless queues and overcrowded streets. The Eure offers you tranquility, clean air and a multitude of activities to relax on the outskirts of Paris. Opt for originality by choosing Eure! Enjoy slow vacation in Normandylooking for simplicity and connection with nature.

2. Explore nature at your own pace

Exploring nature rather than experiencing the excitement of the Olympic Games in Paris is a refreshing choice. In the Eure, the vast spaces open up to you, inviting you to lose yourself in walks in the countryside. Whether by bike on greenways, on foot in lush forests or on horseback across peaceful plains, each path offers an opportunity for discovery and authentic happiness. Also enjoy the natural swimming pools, kayak trips on the Seine and rivers and moments of relaxation by the lakes. In Eure, water is synonymous with pleasure and relaxation. Far from the hustle and bustle of major sporting events, take the time to listen to the song of the birds, the gentle murmur of the rivers and to savor every moment of this communion with nature.

3. Treat yourself to local delicacies

By choosing to stay in Eure to escape the excitement of the Olympic Games in Paris, you open yourself up to a true discovery of flavors. Explore our best restaurants and enjoy local culinary treasures, from delicious apple juice to sparkling cider, from mature cheeses to melting artisanal ice creams. Let yourself be intoxicated by the unique aromas and flavors of Normandy, far from the hustle and bustle of the capital. In addition, many bars and restaurants will broadcast the event live to experience the Olympics in the heart of Normandy nature.

4. Immerse yourself in history and culture

Leaving Paris during the Olympic Games is also the opportunity to explore the fascinating history of Eure in Normandy. Let yourself be seduced by the majestic castles, immerse yourself in the rich collections of the museums, and soak up the serenity of the ancient abbeys of this department located less than an hour from Paris. Each stone, each corner, tells a captivating story, which will transport you through the centuries. Breathe in the medieval atmosphere, let your imagination wander through the cobbled streets, and live an immersive experience in the historical heritage of this region.

Beaumesnil Castle
Museum of Impressionism Giverny

5. Discover picturesque villages

Escape Paris during the Olympic Games in Paris to discover the hidden treasures of Eure. Immerse yourself in the authenticity of Norman villages, where half-timbered houses and cobbled streets transport you to another time. Explore the Most Beautiful Villages in France that are Lyons-la-Forêt and Le Bec-Hellouin and let yourself be seduced by their unique character. Soak up the peaceful atmosphere, far from the hustle and bustle of big cities, and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the old buildings. In Eure, each village is an invitation to escape, a refuge where time seems suspended.

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