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France This Way comment: Vernon has an attractive historic centre and sits on the banks of the River Seine near to Giverny

Vernon is situated in the Eure department and Normandy region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vernon. For detailed visitor information see the Vernon travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vernon in Normandy.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Roche-Guyon at 12 km and Chateau Gaillard at 17 km.

Vernon, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Giverny Gardens

Giverny Gardens

Garden at 5 km (direction east-south-east)

The most famous, most visited, and perhaps most attractive gardens in France,...

See Giverny Gardens guide
La Roche-Guyon

La Roche-Guyon

Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east), in the Val-d'Oise department

At La Roche-Guyon, a 'plus beau village de France', you can exlore...

See La Roche-Guyon guide
Chateau Gaillard

Chateau Gaillard

Castle at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

The evocative ruins of Chateau Gaillard, built in the 12th century by...

See Chateau Gaillard guide
Evreux

Evreux

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

In Evreux it is the two religious monuments - the cathedral and...

See Evreux guide
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Lyons-la-Foret

Lyons-la-Foret

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

The half-timbered buildings in the village of Lyons-la-Foret make it one of...

See Lyons-la-Foret guide
Rouen

Rouen

at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

The cathedral and cobbled streets in the old town are just two...

See Rouen guide
La Bouille

La Bouille

at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

You will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Seine river...

See La Bouille guide
Chateau de Harcourt

Chateau de Harcourt

Castle at 51 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Harcourt in Eure is a medieval castle now restored...

See Chateau de Harcourt guide
Parc Saint-Paul

Parc Saint-Paul

Theme Park at 52 km (direction east-north-east), in the Oise department

Parc Saint Paul is one of the most popular theme parks in...

See Parc Saint-Paul guide
Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 56 km (direction south-east), in the Yvelines department

Once a Royal castle, the Chateau de Rambouillet is now the summer...

See Chateau de Rambouillet guide
Gerberoy

Gerberoy

Most Beautiful Village at 57 km (direction north-east), in the Oise department

The 18th century cottages and pretty gardens, and a radical transformation during...

See Gerberoy guide
Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Yvelines department

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an...

See Versailles Palace guide
Beauvais

Beauvais

at 59 km (direction east-north-east), in the Oise department

In Beauvais you can see the important (if often rebuilt and renovated)...

See Beauvais guide
Jumieges Abbey

Jumieges Abbey

Abbey at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Seine-Maritime department

The extensive ruins of Jumieges Abbey are one of the most visited...

See Jumieges Abbey guide

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Markets in and near Vernon

Market days in Vernon: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday all day;

  • Vernon: market Wednesday & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Bonnieres-sur-Seine: market Sunday (10km)
  • Pacy-sur-Eure: market Thursday (10km)
  • Gaillon: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Les Andelys: market Saturday all day (18km)
  • Buchelay: market Friday (19km)
  • Mantes-la-Jolie: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Mantes-la-Ville: market Thursday (22km)
  • Gamaches-en-Vexin: market Thursday - seasonal market only (23km)
  • Ivry-la-Bataille: market Saturday (23km)

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Tourist attractions near Vernon, France

What to do at Vernon? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vernon.

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National Monuments

  • Villa Savoye (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vexin Francais (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Gisors (Gisors) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (42km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (44km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Germer de Fly (Saint-Germer-de-Fly) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (50km)
  • Abbaye Saint Georges de Boscherville (Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville) (54km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Beauvais) (58km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château de Saint-Just (4km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (5km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (5km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (16km)
  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (16km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (18km)
  • Jardins du château de Vandrimare (33km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (35km)
  • Jardin Plume (41km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (43km)
  • Jardins du château du Champ de Bataille (45km)
  • Parc du manoir de Villers (51km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Georges (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale des Larris et Tourbières de Saint-Pierre-es-Champs (42km)
  • Forêt du Parc de Saint-Quentin (57km)
  • Plan d'eau du Canada (59km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (60km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

  • Elbeuf (40km)
  • Rouen (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vernon is in the north of France at 25 kilometres from Evreux, the department capital (general information: Vernon is 69 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernon

Canton: Vernon

Arrondissement: Évreux

Department: Eure

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 27200

Distance to Vernon

from Evreux (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 69 km

from Calais: 208 km

from Nice: 746 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 463 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferry ports at Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here For driving distances to Vernon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blaru, Bois-Jerome-Saint-Ouen, Douains, Giverny, La Heuniere, Limetz-Villez, Mercey, Port-Villez, Pressagny-l'Orgueilleux, Saint-Etienne-sous-Bailleul, Saint-Just, Saint-Marcel, Saint-Pierre-d'Autils, Saint-Pierre-de-Bailleul and Saint-Vincent-Des-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Vernon

 
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