The Chauvineau Line
Threatened by the German offensive in 1939, the French General Staff decided to build a defensive line capable of stopping armoured vehicles and protecting Paris. This is the Chauvineau Line, named after the general who designed this last French permanent fortification.
Accessible all year long. The visit tour is available at the tourist office.
Between Betz and Lévignen
Royal Abbey Notre-Dame du Lieu Restauré
Among impressive remains, the abbey frontage still offers a beautiful rose dating from the 16th century.
Free and guided visit (5 € / person).
Sundays from April to October from 11am to 6pm, every day in July and August and by appointment all year long.
+33 (0)6 10 05 10 48
D32 entre Le Berval et Vez
Archery and Valois Museum
Established in the old medieval dwelling belonging to the Crepy-Nanteuil lords, the museum contains Middle Age statues from churches and chapels of Valois. Unique in France, it is an evidence of the world archery, from prehistory to current time.
5 € / person - Reduced prices are available.
From March 28th to November 11th from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays and on May 1st.
+33 (0)3 44 59 21 97
Rue Gustave Chopinet < Crépy-en-Valois
It was founded in the 11th century by Gautier Le Blanc, it contains a remarkable collection of wedding souvenirs and the Art and Popular Tradition museum.
Closed for restoration.
+33 (0)3 44 59 09 74
Place Saint-Simon < Crépy-en-Valois
Take a guided journey 20 meters underground and 95 years back in time to explore this old stone quarry, the only site where working equipment has remained since 1920. The tour is also a trip some ten million years back into our geological past. You'll be shown how the stone was removed from the living rock.
See with M. Chaut.
Visits only by appointment.
+33 (0)6 85 66 25 32
Quarry of the Path of Vez
In Eméville, the rebuilding of the Puits à Daubin winch, which was driven by three horses (unique in France) is the work of "Roches et Carrières" association. The volunteers renovate this heritage and its quarry save in memory of stone workers in the Automn's Valley.
From April 1st to October 31st by appointment.
Individual insurance, torch and warm clothes advised.
+33 (0)3 44 88 82 80
Let yourself be carried along on a stroll through the historical footsteps of the Counts of Senlis, the Marquis de Girardin, Jean-Jacques Rousseau and many other illustrious characters. The list is long, and many fell in love with them. Here, each stone, each tree has its story.
Accessible all year long.
+33 (0)3 44 54 01 58
Gallo-Roman Ruins are made of a 22m long temple, of thermae and a theater containing more than 3,000 places. The relics of the old church of the hamlet (dating from the 11th - 13th century) are erected not far from there.
Accessible all year long.
Guidance with the mobile site.
+33 (0)3 44 59 03 97 / +33 (0)6 49 33 87 55
Hameau de Champlieu < Orrouy
Erected in the 17th century by Henri de Guénégaud, Marquis of Le Plessis-Belleville and treasurer of Marie de' Medici, he was replaced by Colbert.
Accessible all year round during the opening hours of the Town Hall. Enquire for weekends visits.
+33 (0)3 44 60 72 04
Parc de la mairie < 8 place de l'Eglise < Le Plessis-Belleville
As a duty of remembrance, the Foundation makes every effort to support brand enthusiasts by providing the information they require.
Monday mornings and Thursday mornings from 10am to 1pm, or by appointment.
+33 (0)6 36 18 24 67 / +33 (0)6 80 37 69 47
14 rue du Vert-Buisson < Le Plessis-Belleville
The garden, measuring 1 hectare, created by Pascal Cribier, a modern landscape gardener, underlines the medieval characteristic of the castle. In his organisation, he goes back over to the main elements of the period : an enclosed garden with iris seedling and aromatic herbs. Yearly exhibition of modern sculptures.
9 € Free visit / 10 € Guided tour at 3:30 pm (other rates on the site).
From July 1st to September 30th every day from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm. From October 1st to 30th, Saturdays and Sundays from 1:30 to 6:30 pm.
+33 (0)9 71 40 54 24
3 rue de la Croix Rebours < Vez
The numerous churches catch everybody's attention because of the charm of the site, their towers, their choir and their stained glass windows.
Contact the Town Halls to find out the opening and keys loan procedures for a free visit.
Once theaters of conversations, washhouses were the heart of the villages. They are again emerging thanks to an effort by the municipalities and passionate volunteers. What a great opportunity for you to dive into the past of the washerwomen.