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Are you planning to move out of the city? How about a breath of fresh air in a town just an hour from Paris? You’ll love living in Evreux, Normandy. Halfway between Paris’s Saint-Lazare train station and the beaches of Deauville and Honfleur, the capital of the Eure region is an ideal place to live with your family, away from the stress and pollution of the city.

The advantages of a city, with the charm of the countryside

  • 49 000 inhabitants, 115,000 including the wider urban area
  • 2e greenest city in France
  • 50 600 jobs
  • 2 000 € per m2

Top 5 reasons to move to Evreux

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A town where the living is easy

No need for taxis or traffic jams! A town built on a human scale, Evreux is easy to explore on foot or by bike.

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A naturally green town

With 200 hectares of public green spaces, 810 hectares of natural areas, an animal farm, numerous shared gardens, an 18-hole golf course… Evreux is one big garden!

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A rich cultural heritage

The Gallo-Roman archaeological site of Gisacum, striking churches, menhirs and dolmens, ponds and marshes, the Sec Iton route, the Wind Instruments Museum, the Eure valley: there’s nothing you won’t love about Evreux.

The city has been labeled “City of Art and History” since February 2024!

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A vibrant economy, with leading companies

GlaxoSmithKline (pharmaceuticals), Rakuten (e-commerce), Hermès (luxury leather goods) and Marigaux (musical instruments) have all chosen Evreux to develop their activities.

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A lower cost of living

Affordable property prices (around €2,000/m²) mean you can afford an extra room or two, or maybe even a house.

Moving to Evreux: let us guide you!

Ready to make the move and set up home in Evreux? You’ll probably have a lot of questions, but don’t panic! There are a number of services available to assist you in finding accommodation, a job, a school or childcare.

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  • AVF Evreux : personalised support for individuals and businesses who move to Evreux.
  • Le Comptoir des Loisirs : useful information for new Ébroïciens (the name of the inhabitants!) and a special “new arrivals” day in September.
  • The Evreux Accommodation and Housing Improvement Department lists private accommodation for young people wishing to study in Evreux.
  • Le Bus 56 #voustendlamain : a mobile service that comes to you to help you with your administrative procedures.

What not to miss in Evreux

Wondering what to do in Evreux? With a rich history dating back two thousand years, the town attracts visitors not only for its cultural heritage, but also for its many green spaces.

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Notre-Dame Cathedral

This is the town’s historic landmark and the largest religious building in the department. Inside, be sure to admire the 70 stained glass windows, a true masterpiece of French glass art.

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The ancient town of Gisacum

Immerse yourself in the Gallo-Roman history of Evreux in this ancient town 8km from the centre, on a site covering around 100 hectares.

And also…

The River Iton
Its landscaped banks provide a delightful place to stroll and discover the town’s historic monuments.

The Saint-Michel hillside garden

This one of a kind 1,200 m² garden, perched on the hills overlooking Evreux, is a little piece of paradise with its lush vegetation.

Working in Evreux: leading companies and sectors of excellence

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Whether you want to find a job or start your own business in Évreux, you shouldn’t have to wait too long. With a large number of international companies and several sectors of excellence, the leading town in the Eure region offers a wealth of career opportunities.

Les principales filières et les entreprises qui recrutent à Evreux

Vibrant sectors and areas of excellence

Pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry (CosmeticValley, Pôle Pharma), luxury goods, biotechnology, logistics, packaging.

Large companies

GlaxoSmithKline, Rakuten, Hermès, Schneider Elecric, SPX Flow Technology, PKB…

The 105 air base

The department’s largest employer, it is home to 2,300 French and German military and civilian personnel. It is also home to a business incubator, Smart’Up, dedicated to digital technology and innovation.

The top professions recruiting in Evreux

Carer, nurse, accountant, mechanic, engineer, maintenance worker, social worker, and more.

Competitive business real estate

25 business parks, 1 FabLab, specialist business incubators (digital, biotechnology), coworking spaces.

Studying in Evreux: training for a wide range of professions

13 higher education institutions, a wide range of courses, from 2-year to 5-year studies, full-time or combined with work placements: Evreux can help you build your dream career and make student life easier.

Academic establishments in Evreux

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IUT d’Évreux – Hospitality & tourism, business and administration management, manufacturing management, quality coordination

ESCCI Évreux – Tertiary services

ISFA Évreux – Economics and management

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Lycée Modeste Leroy – Cybersecurity, art

Lycée Artistide Briand – Notarial studies, advanced maths

Institution Notre-Dame Saint-François – Preparation for entrance examinations in the social and paramedical sectors

Lycée Léopold Sedar Senghor – Bioanalysis and testing, hypokhâgne literary classes

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And there’s more…

  • Since 2022, ESCCI and the Normandy School of Management have been offering a combined work-study Grande Ecole master’s degree in Évreux.
  • On the Navarre campus, the connected learning centre provides a dedicated space and teaching support for students following distance learning courses.

What’s on in Evreux

  • Fraternity and world cultures festival
    May
    One Saturday a year, the residents of Evreux get together to celebrate more than thirty different countries with food tastings, crafts, concerts and dancing.
  • Rock in Evreux
    Every last weekend in June
    This is one festival that is not to be missed in Eure! Every summer, Rock in Évreux attracts fans of pop, electro, rock and other contemporary music genres. On the Navarre racecourse, international stars share the stage with up-and-coming talent.
  • Harley Davidson & Custom bike festival
    September
    One of France’s biggest biker events, with over 5,000 motorbikes on display. On Sunday morning, head to rue des Marronniers for a 60km ride through the streets of Evreux and the Eure valley.
  • Fêtes normandes
    October
    Each year, this popular event celebrates a different aspect of the town’s identity. After cows, Vikings, film, castles and aviation, what will be next?

Useful information in Evreux


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