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The Chauvineau Line

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.

Tarif  Free access.

Calendrier  Accessible all year long. The visit tour is available at the tourist office.

Localisation  Between Betz and Lévignen

Royal Abbey Notre-Dame du Lieu Restauré

Royal Abbey Notre-Dame du Lieu Restauré

Among impressive remains, the abbey frontage still offers a beautiful rose dating from the 16th century.

Tarif  Free and guided visit (5 € / person).

Calendrier  Sundays from April to October from 11am to 6pm, every day in July and August and by appointment all year long.

Téléphone  +33 (0)6 10 05 10 48

icone_mail  lieurestaure.patrimoine@gmail.com

Site web  https://abbayedelieurestaure.com

icone_fb  Royal Abbey

Localisation  D32 entre Le Berval et Vez

Archery and Valois Museum

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.

Tarif  5 € / person - Reduced prices are available.

Calendrier  From March 28th to November 11th from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Tuesdays and on May 1st.

Téléphone  +33 (0)3 44 59 21 97 

icone_mail  musee@crepyenvalois.fr 

Site web  www.musee-archerie-valois.fr

Facebook  Musée de l'archerie et du Valois

Localisation  Rue Gustave Chopinet < Crépy-en-Valois

Medieval Town

The historical town of Crépy deserves a stroll along old lanes lined with private hotels and sculpted frontages.

Tarif  Free or Guided visit (10 € / person).

Calendrier  Accessible all year long.

Téléphone  +33 (0)3 44 59 03 97 / +33 (0)6 49 33 87 55

icone_mail  accueil@valois-tourisme.com 

Facebook  Tourist Office of Pays de Valois

Localisation  Crépy-en-Valois

Saint-Arnoul Abbey

Saint-Arnoul Abbey

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.

icone_info  Closed for restoration.

Téléphone  +33 (0)3 44 59 09 74

Localisation  Place Saint-Simon < Crépy-en-Valois

Sarazin Quarry

Sarazin Quarry

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.

Tarif  See with M. Chaut.

Calendrier  Visits only by appointment.

Téléphone  +33 (0)6 85 66 25 32

icone_mail  carrieres.patrimoine@free.fr 

Site web  www.carrierespatrimoine.wordpress.com 

Facebook  Sarazin Quarry

Localisation  Eméville

Quarry of the Path of Vez

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.

Tarif  Free participation.

Calendrier  From April 1st to October 31st by appointment.

icone_info  Individual insurance, torch and warm clothes advised.

Téléphone  +33 (0)3 44 88 82 80

icone_mail  guy.launay4@wanadoo.fr 

Site web  www.rochesetcarrieres.fr

Facebook  Quarry of the Path of Vez

Localisation  Eméville

Romantic village

Romantic village

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.

Tarif  Free visit.

Calendrier  Accessible all year long.

Téléphone  +33 (0)3 44 54 01 58 

icone_mail  accueil@valois-tourisme.com 

Localisation  Ermenonville

Gallo-Roman Ruins

Gallo-Roman Ruins

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.

Tarif  Free visit.

Calendrier  Accessible all year long.

icone_info  Guidance with the mobile site.

Téléphone  +33 (0)3 44 59 03 97 / +33 (0)6 49 33 87 55

Localisation  Hameau de Champlieu < Orrouy

Castle's vestiges

Castle's vestiges

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.

Tarif  Free entrance.

Calendrier  Accessible all year round during the opening hours of the Town Hall. Enquire for weekends visits.

Téléphone  +33 (0)3 44 60 72 04

Site web  https://leplessisbelleville.com

Facebook  Plessis-Belleville's Town Hall

Localisation  Parc de la mairie < 8 place de l'Eglise < Le Plessis-Belleville

Poclain Foundation

Poclain Foundation

As a duty of remembrance, the Foundation makes every effort to support brand enthusiasts by providing the information they require.

Tarif  Free entrance.

Calendrier  Monday mornings and Thursday mornings from 10am to 1pm, or by appointment.

Téléphone  +33 (0)6 36 18 24 67 / +33 (0)6 80 37 69 47

Site web  www.fondation-poclain.com

Facebook  Poclain Foundation

Localisation  14 rue du Vert-Buisson < Le Plessis-Belleville

Vez's Donjon

Vez's Donjon

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.

Tarif  9 € Free visit / 10 € Guided tour at 3:30 pm (other rates on the site).

Calendrier  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.

Téléphone  +33 (0)9 71 40 54 24

icone_mail  donjondevez@donjondevez.com 

Site web  www.donjondevez.com

Facebook  Vez's Donjon

Localisation  3 rue de la Croix Rebours < Vez

The churches

The churches

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.

The washhouses

The washhouses

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.