Eure gites are ideal accommodation for exploring this interesting region in Normandy. The area's main tourist attraction is Monet's house and gardens at Giverny. He lived and worked here from 1883 to 1926 creating the stunning gardens that inspired some of his famous paintings. Other must-see attractions are Richard the Lionheart's ruined castle Chateau Gaillard and the Abbey of Bec a monastery dating back to the 15th century. Children will be excited to see the chocolate museum at Evreux and visit Le Serra Zoologique Biotropica at Capoulade. Be sure to make the most of the exceptional local food by trying out independent restaurants or visiting the Eure markets to stock up with delicious locally produced cheese, cider, bread and pastries.