Le Routard publishes a guide to the communes of Roissy Pays de France (Val-d’Oise and Seine-et-Marne), available free of charge in media libraries, at the ARCHÉA museum in Louvres and at the Grand Roissy Tourist Office.
In addition to the famous airport, which can be discovered with guided tours, even if you do not take the plane, the territory of Grand Roissy deserves to be discovered for its history and its heritage, of which you can have a rich overview. At ARCHEA museum in Louvres. Its collections focus on the history of ancient and medieval Francia, which became Pays de France, the former domain of the Capetian kings.
Also worth seeing are pretty churches like those of Villiers-le-Bel, Gonesse (with its magnificent organ), Le Plessis-Gassot as well as the old village of teal and the Grand Ensemble district, representative of the urban development of the 30 Glorious years. In a completely different genre, Ecouen National Museum of the Renaissance offers the sumptuous setting of a castle to its rich art collections.
nature side, several parks await you, such as those of Lac de Sarcelles, Patte d’oie in Gonesse or even Le Thillay, as well as many walks, to be done on foot and using the Baludik app, a geolocated treasure hunt popular with children. Finally, for cycling enthusiasts, the Scandibérique offers the opportunity for a 30 km trip on two wheels. along the Canal de l’Ourcq between Villeparisis and Claye-Souilly.
And, to enjoy the best of the territory of Roissy Pays de France, all the addresses and good plans of the Routard !
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Roissy Country of France