Nestling between the Paris region and the Normandy coast, the Eure has charmed many people of great talent and innumerable artists.  Although Claude Monet, fascinated by the light of Giverny and the beauty of the Seine Valley set up his easel in the Department, his giant stature as a master of Impressionism should not cause us to overlook the many past and present talents that settled in the Eure to live and be inspired here.  

Painters, writers, musicians, dancers, actors, ceramic artists, both as recognised talents and hidden nuggets, have found inspiration in great numbers here, and their influence is felt around the world today more than ever.

The extraordinary vitality of this discreet department and its creative force never fails to astonish visitors who, like Monet, thought they would spend a few hours here – and never went away.