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is a commune
The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. French communes are roughly equivalent to incorporated municipalities or villages in the United States or Gemeinden in Germany...
in the metropolitan area
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. It is located 62.9 km (39.1 mi) northwest from the center of Paris
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Gisors, together with the neighbouring communes of Trie-Château
Trie-Château is a village in northern France. It is designated municipally as a commune within the département of Oise.-References:*...
Trie-la-Ville is a small village in northern France. It is designated municipally as a commune within the département of Oise.-References:*...
, form an urban area of 12,669 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a satellite town of Paris.
Gisors is located in the Vexin normand
region of Normandy
Normandy is a geographical region corresponding to the former Duchy of Normandy. It is in France.The continental territory covers 30,627 km² and forms the preponderant part of Normandy and roughly 5% of the territory of France. It is divided for administrative purposes into two régions:...
at the confluence of the Epte
The Epte is a river in Seine-Maritime and Eure, in Normandy, France. It is a right tributary of the Seine.The river rises in Seine-Maritime in the Pays de Bray, near Forges-les-Eaux...
, Troesne and Réveillon rivers .
Gisors is served by Gisors-Embranchement
Gare de Gisors-Embranchement is a railway station serving the town Gisors, Eure department, northwestern France.-Services:-References:*...
station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare
Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare is one of the sectors in the Paris Transilien suburban rail network. The trains on this sector depart from Gare Saint-Lazare in central Paris, as well as from Noisy-le-Roi station in the suburbs. Transilien services from Paris – Saint-Lazare are part of the SNCF...
suburban rail line and on regional rail lines.
- Château de Gisors
The Château de Gisors is a castle in the town of Gisors in the départment of Eure, France.-History:The castle was a key fortress of the Dukes of Normandy in the 11th and 12th centuries. It was intended to defend the Anglo-Norman Vexin territory from the pretensions of the King of France...
, built in the 11th century.
- The Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais parish church is an outstanding monument fusing Gothic
Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture....
French Renaissance architecture is the style of architecture which was imported to France from Italy during the early 16th century and developed in the light of local architectural traditions....
- A field near Gisors was the site of the cutting of the elm
The Cutting of the elm was a diplomatic altercation between the Kings of France and England in 1188, during which an elm tree near Gisors in Normandy was felled.-Diplomatic significance:...