Les Andelys Sightseeing

En Francais : A voir aux Andelys

The main monuments in Les Andelys are the castle Chateau-Gaillard, the  collegiate church Notre-Dame  and the church Saint-Sauveur.

Les Andelys, home town of the great painter Nicolas Poussin, has an interesting art museum and a memorial museum on Second World War.

Here are a few more sightseing ideas in Les Andelys.

Chateau Gaillard
sainte clothilde miraculous spring

Sainte Clotilde Miraculous Spring

Sainte Clotilde was the wife of Clovis, the first christian king of the Franks. This very pious queen had a convent built in Grand Andely in 511. It was the first monastery ever built in France.
According to the legend, the spring appeared during the digging of the foundations. Upon Sainte Clotilde prayers, water would have turned into wine to quench the thirst of the builders.
A second miracle occured in 514. A paralytic recovered the use of his legs after bathing in the spring.
The miraculous spring induced a yearly pilgrimage on the day of Sainte Clotilde's feast, June 2.  

The Seine Banks

The town of Les Andelys lies in a tight bend of the Seine. The valley has been shaped by the river, forming white cliffs. A walk on the riverside offers beautiful views on the ruined castle Chateau-Gaillard, the old houses of Petit-Andely and the Seine valley.

seine river at les andelys

les andelys old half timbered house

The half-timbered houses of Petit Andely

The old houses of Petit Andely are grouped around the charming church Saint-Sauveur. They seem not to have changed for centuries. Stroll in the narrow streets full of  little shops, restaurants, painting gallery...

Other places of interest :

Half timbered house and belfry of la Madeleine, 93 rue de la Sous-Prefecture.

Hospice Saint-Jacques 1785

Mill on the Gambon.

Les Andelys is home to the painter Nicolas Poussin, and to J.P.Blanchard, the first man who crossed the Channel  by balloon.

Belfry in Les andelys Normandy France

guided day trip tour in bus or minibus
Day Trips

Les Andelys Home Page | Chateau Gaillard | Les Andelys Churches | Les Andelys Museums
Les Andelys Sightseeing | Les Andelys Hotel | How to go to Les Andelys
Visit also in the same area Monet's house and gardens in Giverny
Read some news (in french) on Les Andelys in the blog Giverny News

les andelys accommodations
Places to Stay

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