Top 10 Things to do in Vernon, France

April 3, 2018 Tynisha Seiler

Discover the best top things to do in Vernon, France including Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon, Chateau de Bizy, Collegiate Church of Our Lady, Maison du Temps Jadis, Musee de Vernon, Monet's Train - Le Petit Train Givernon, Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure, Town Hall, Archives Tower, Musee Alphonse-Georges Poulain.
Restaurants in Vernon

1. Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon

Vernon, France
Excellent
45%
Good
45%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 122 reviews

Le Vieux Moulin de Vernon

Reviewed By MaryannF650 - Clarksville, Tennessee

My husband and I were traveling with other seniors on a river cruise of the Seine. This was one of our stops for sightseeing in Giverny and Les Andelys. According to brochures, The Old Mill is..."A landmark of Vernon and lies straddling two piers of the ancient bridge over the Seine. It can be easily seen from the Clemenceau bridge or from the park of the Tourelles Castle. There used to be a pending wheel powered by the river Seine. The wheel has gone, leaving a very odd looking house. Outside visit only." This is a "must-see" scenic attraction.

2. Chateau de Bizy

Avenue du Marechal de Lattre de Tassigny, 27200 Vernon, France +33 2 32 51 00 82
Excellent
35%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
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3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 188 reviews

Chateau de Bizy

Reviewed By MoggieY - Welwyn Garden City

We visited this chateau and went on a guided tour. The tour was in French but we were given notes in English. Also the guide did tell us some information in English. Very lovely home and beautiful Gardens. As it is the owner's home, you only see four main rooms bug still worth the visit. Very friendly staff.

3. Collegiate Church of Our Lady

Rue Carnot, Vernon, France
Excellent
38%
Good
52%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4 based on 78 reviews

Collegiate Church of Our Lady

Reviewed By JackofPBFL - Palm Bay, Florida

We were wandering around Vernon in our free time and wandered into the church. We entered through the back side door which was itself ornate and imposing. The inside was very beautiful. There were some very fine stained glass window, some traditional and some almost impressionist.

4. Maison du Temps Jadis

36 rue Sadi Carnot, 27200 Vernon, France +33 2 32 51 39 60
Excellent
60%
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30%
Satisfactory
10%
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4.5 based on 30 reviews

Maison du Temps Jadis

Reviewed By MaryannF650 - Clarksville, Tennessee

My husband and I were on tour with other seniors visiting Giverny, Les Andelys, and Vernon. Our river cruise docked here so we had a wonderful opportunity to spend an afternoon sightseeing the beautiful town of Vernon. The architecture is truly amazing. We took many. many photographs of the area with its ancient buildings and cobblestone walks. This truly is a must to see and experience its history.

5. Musee de Vernon

13 rue du Pont, 27200 Vernon, France +33 2 32 21 28 09
Excellent
40%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
3%
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4 based on 56 reviews

Musee de Vernon

Reviewed By David B L - Los Angeles, California

Stopped here on a tip from a French couple that we met in Giverny, and it's worth the visit. Amazingly there is a nice selection of pieces from the Impressionist school, including a Monet Wallerlillies - pretty special. Nice little sad-on stop while up visiting Giverny. Enjoy...

6. Monet's Train - Le Petit Train Givernon

Place de la Gare, 27200 Vernon, France
Excellent
57%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Monet's Train - Le Petit Train Givernon

Reviewed By kappy26 - Boston, Massachusetts

We went to Giverny from Gare Vernon on this shuttle train which was really a good time and Jacky from one of the original families drove this train. They charged 8 euros rt and they gave a great tour of Vernon and Giverny on the...MoreThank you very much for your comments (everyone congratulates us, but few people write opinions). We hope that your stay will be even more enjoyable. We Hope to see you soon Jacky?

7. Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure

36 rue Sadi Carnot, 27200 Vernon, France +33 2 32 51 39 60
Excellent
43%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
4%
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4.5 based on 23 reviews

Office de Tourisme des Portes de l'Eure

Reviewed By SteveMOxfordshire_UK - Oxfordshire, UK

Welcoming and helpful staff in this small office. Nearby is the start of a marked walk of the town with display boards in French and English giving details of this historic old town on the river Seine. The office can give you a map showing the route.

8. Town Hall

Rue Carnot, Vernon, France
Excellent
34%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
23%
Poor
0%
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4 based on 26 reviews

Town Hall

Reviewed By Serviceprof - Naples, Florida

Vernon is town of 26,000 inhabitants. Stand in front of this building looking up at inscription of "Fraternite,Liberte, Egalite, and you can believe you're standing in front of some minor royal palace. Ornate in design this building reflects the regal culture that existed in France during the 1500's -1800's.

9. Archives Tower

Centre Ville, Vernon, France
Excellent
33%
Good
47%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
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Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 24 reviews

Archives Tower

Reviewed By Citallwic - Columbia, South Carolina

This Archives Tower is one of the more interesting things to see in Vernon. The 72 foot-high structure was built as a keep in the late 1100s. There is no castle here now, except for a few remnants, but the big tower has survived (albeit heavily restored) as one of the few remaining round towers in Normandy.
Once called the Sixteen Knights Tower, the Archives Tower acquired its present name in the early 1800s when it was used to store the town’s archives. The French Ministry of Culture designated the tower a historical monument in 1840.
You can get some nice photos of the Archives Tower from several vantage points, but structures that have been built close to it obscure its lower section from most angles. A small public garden adjacent to the tower offers a top-to-bottom view as well as signage and an opportunity to inspect the tower’s base. The interior isn’t open to the public.

10. Musee Alphonse-Georges Poulain

12 rue du Pont, 27200 Vernon, France +33 2 32 21 28 09
Excellent
72%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 14 reviews

Musee Alphonse-Georges Poulain

Reviewed By albatrossmyrtle - Surrey, BC

This museum is a delightful gem in a village of wonderful medieval half-timbered houses and narrow alleys. Better known for its neighbour Giverny, made famous by Claude Monet's home and garden, Vernon is an active hub for several "communes" spread along the Seine River. The museum houses a small collection of paintings, but all the more interesting for its manageable size and devotion of its volunteer staff. We were welcomed warmly by two staff members, who followed us throughout--no doubt partly for security, considering the value of its collection of paintings, but also to give us interesting commentary on the art, the building, and the local history. What a great personal approach. Don't expect a vast collection, but enjoy sticking your nose up to the paintings without alarm bells and flashing lights going off.

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