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Evreux is a commune of Evreux intercommunality, Evreux arrondissement, Eure department in the Upper Normandy region of France. Evreux is located along the Iton River. The town was attested since the 4th century when it was named Mediolanum Aulercorum, translated as "the central town of Aulerci", Aulerci being a Gallic tribe that used to live in the area in that time. The present name of Evreux comes from another Gallic tribe, the Eburovices. These used the Gaulish word "eburo" to describe "those that overcome the yew". In present, Evreux has a population of about 50,000 residents, living on an area of 26 square kilometers, at an average altitude of 92 meters above sea level. Notable residents of Evreux include footballer Mathieu Bodmer and singer Vincent Delerm. The city has four sister cities: Rugby in England, Russelsheim in Germany, Sueca in Spain and Djougou in Benin.

Top Attractions within Evreux

Gisacum is a Gallo-Roman sanctuary located within the area of Evreux, in the old part of the town. Since the 19th century, Gisam is continuously excavated and important artifacts were found in the area. If you visit it, you will be able to imagine how the Roman life was in the 7th century in this small French town.

Evreux Cathedral or Cathedrale Notre Dame d'Evreux is a Roman Catholic church and the seat of the Evreux bishop. The largest part of the cathedral was raised in the 11th century. In 1896, the cathedral was completely restored and now it works as a major attraction of the city of Evreux.

The Lady Chapel of the Evreux Cathedral is an attraction of its own thanks to its stained glass windows. The chapel is dedicated to the virgin Mary and is located inside the church. The sculptures and the paintings inside it are amazing, so do not miss the opportunity to visit it.