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The church and surroundings in Les Andelys
|Intercommunality||Seine Normandie Agglomération|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Laure Dael|
|40.62 km2 (15.68 sq mi)|
|• Density||200/km2 (510/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
|Elevation||7–161 m (23–528 ft) |
(avg. 23 m or 75 ft)
|1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.|
The commune is divided into two parts, Grand-Andely (located about .8 kilometres (0.5 mi) from the Siene) and Petit-Andely (situated on the right bank of the Seine).
Grand Andely, founded, according to tradition, in the 6th century, has a church (13th, 14th and 15th centuries) parts of which are of fine late Gothic and Renaissance architecture. The works of art in the interior include beautiful stained glass of the latter period. Other interesting buildings are the hôtel du Grand Cerf dating from the first half of the 16th century, and the chapel of Sainte-Clotilde, close by a spring which, owing to its supposed healing powers, is the object of a pilgrimage. Grand Andely has a statue of Nicolas Poussin, a native of the place. Petit Andely sprang up at the foot of the eminence on which stands the Château Gaillard, now in ruins, but formerly one of the strongest fortresses in France. It was built by Richard I of England at the end of the 12th century to protect the Norman frontier, was captured by the French in 1204 and passed finally into their possession in 1449. The church of St Sauveur at Petit Andely also dates from the end of the 12th century.
- Château Gaillard, a medieval castle, is located in Les Andelys.
- Sainte Clotilde Miraculous Spring
- The Seine Banks
- The half-timbered houses of Petit Andely
Les Andelys was the birthplace of:
- Adrianus Turnebus (1512–1565), classical scholar
- Nicolas Poussin (1594–1665), painter
- Jean-Pierre Blanchard (1753–1809), balloonist, first man to cross the English Channel by air
- Charles Joshua Chaplin (1825–1891), painter
- Henry Torrès (1891–1966), trial lawyer, politician, and writer
Sir John Woodroffe (1865–1936), lawyer and writer on Indian philosophy and Tantra, lived there from 1920 until his death.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Les Andelys.|
- Les Andelys travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Promenade of the Andelys country (in French)
- Les Andelys City Guide
- Les Andelys News (in French)
- Les Andelys holds France's second largest town flea market, the 'La Grande Foire à Tout des Andelys' every September. A mix of brocante, local produce and associations; review here.
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