Abbaye de Maubuisson
The Cisterican Abbey was founded by Blanche de Castille.
Music, exhibitions and shows invite one to share the tradition
and history of the various communities.
Following the journey show, "Journey into the time of the
Impressionists", a three-dimensional film will enable one
to relive the final days of Van Gogh.
Blue Fountain (Domaine de Fountainbleau)
The Chateau and the gardens were designed by Le Notre and they
were an influence in the building of Versailles Palace. One
can visit the estate with glow of candles, fountains, mazes...
Bords de Marne
Pleasant stroll among the towpath, where one can find
restaurants with music and dance.
Breteuil Castle (Chateau de Bretauil, Jardins et Contes
17th century Chateau, sumptuously finished, in 6 stories,
written by the French writer Perrault; one can discover a
family's daily life.
The castle is of the Louis 8th period, its majestic English
park divided by man-made lakes bordered by remarkable species
and wooded areas are each year a place of events and cultural
Chateaubriand's House (Domaine de la Vallee aus Loups)
Chateaubriand lived in this house for 10 years. It's in this
house that he began to write "Memoire d'Outre-tomb".
A romantic park inspired by his great gift for creativity.
"Dourdan Capitale du Horepoix" Castle, Cite des
Built at the request of Philippe August towards 1220, the
castle recounts its medieval history. The dungeon is a
magnificent Xlll century fortress. It contains a church, a
hall, old houses and a museum, too.
Ambitious project by the contemporary architect Mario Botta
The Resurrection cathedral is modern just like the new urban
center of the new city of Evry.
140 miniature replicas of the most outstanding historical
monuments and villages of France.
On the roof of the Grand Arch one could ride to the heights
overlooking Paris and enjoy an unsurpassed breath-taking view.
Its history begins in 1597 with Charles de Valois. In 1962,
the Societe d'Encouragement du Cheval Francais (French
Horse Support Co.) buys out the estate and turns it into a
training ground for trotters.
Ile-de-France Museum & French Park (Domaine de
The estate was created for Colbert; one can visit the pavilion
de l'Aurore, the Orangerie for Jules Hardouin Mansart, the
Chateaux that harbors the Ile de Frane Museum and the French
Park, designed by Le Notre.
A jump into history, the era of the Empire, Napoleon the 1st
and Josephine, the decoration of the Malmaison Castle lets one
imagine what every day was at that time. A reflecting stroll
in the park.
Maurice Utrillo Museum
A unique collection of Maurice Utrillo paintings,
reconstruction of the artists' workshop.
Famous by its cathedral, its Episcopal palace, its museum and
its gardens that carry the name of Bossuet, Meaux is also
known for its cheese the Brie. Each summer enchanting display
of colors and light.
Renaissance National Museum (Chateau d'Ecouen)
Tapestry, furniture, ceramic, sculpture, enamel and
goldsmith's art plunges one into the Renaissance period.
Rose Garden (Roseraie de l'Hay-les-Roses)
Some 330 varieties of roses to be discovered in the oldest
rose garden of Europe.
Thoiry's Park and Castle
African wildlife reserve, a zoo to be visited by car, there
are demonstrations by the animal trainers; one can also stroll
in the zoological and botanical gardens. The chateau dates
back to the 16th century and is owned by Panouse family.
"Musee "volant" de l'Amicale J.B. Salis"
contains 75 propeller airplanes amongst them is well known
Bleriot Xl. This "flying" aeronautics heritage is
the only in France not to say the only one in Europe.
Versailles' Park and Castle
One will find the chateau and park, with its gardens and
groves, the Trianon used as a retreat by Marie-Antoinette and
Napoleon, the Hameau de la Reine as well as the Berlin
collection of the royal court at the horse drawn coach museum,
located at the Grande ecurie du Roi (King's stable). There are
many events to attend to.
One of the rare remaining chateau of the feudal period because
of its dungeon and surrounding medieval walls.