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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
Jean-Jacques Rousseau Park
A key reference in landscape art, the garden embodies the progressive spirit of enlightenment and is reminiscent of Rousseau, whose grave lies on the "Island of Poplars".
From April to October, from Wednesday to Sunday, from 11am to 6pm.
+33 (0)3 44 59 03 97 / 06 49 33 87 55
1 rue René de Girardin < Ermenonville
The Green Way
Walkers, hikers, cyclists and horse riders are welcome on this 11.2mi area specially adapted for them.
From Ormoy-Villers to Mareuil-sur-Ourcq, villages, forests and fields follow one another along this route, which is entirely safe as it is forbidden to motorized vehicles.
For your information : 1km = 0.6mi
Old property which had belonged to the Duc d'Orléans, this park is a place where to walk, to relax and to observe the fauna and flora. Sportsmen, families, naturalists or local history amateurs, there is for everyone.
From April 1st to September 30th from 6am to 10pm and from October 1st to March 31st from 8am to 5pm.
Bikes and motorized vehicles are not allowed
+33 (0)3 44 59 03 97 / +33 (0)6 49 33 87 55
Avenue de l'Europe < Crépy-en-Valois
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
Covering an area of 1,800m2, this superb rose and perennial garden is designed on the theme of Lewis Caroll's famous tale "Alice in Wonderland". It affords a bountiful and entertaining stroll and is located at the start of the "Sentier des écrivains".
5 € / person (put back into "opengarder").
Accessible all year long by appointment / Opened during the "rendez-vous aux jardins" (closed in 2021 from July 15 to August 25).
+33 (0)6 77 73 19 03
15 clos du parc < Ermenonville
Lagny-le-Sec Castle's Park
In a green setting with beautiful century-old trees, the park of the castle, with an area of 9 hectares, welcomes walkers every day for a moment of calm and serenity. The paths that wind through the undergrowth, the city-park, the children's games, the chapel or the bowling alley promise a pleasant moment of relaxation.
Accessible every day from 9am to 6pm.
120 rue de Meslin < Lagny-le-Sec
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
Orrouy Castle's Park
It's a rolling park giving onto the Autumn Valley. A tree-filled walk in a place which has welcomed numerous painters in the 19th century.
3 € / person.
From 1st to the 31st of July and from the 1st to the 30th of September : from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm. Closed on week-ends and July 14th.
+33 (0)6 13 42 25 14
142 rue Montlaville < Orrouy
On the edge of the Retz forest, near Crépy-en-Valois, the manor is typical of farm manors built in the Valois and the Soissonais at the end of the Middle Ages and at the beginning of the Renaissance. We can find, amoung others, a flowery vegetable garden, a lawn, rosebush hoops, a fruity orchard and pools.
6€/person with at least 20 persons otherwise 120€ fixed price.
Only by appointment.
+33 (0)3 44 88 46 98 / +33 (0)6 08 50 38 09
4 rue du Château < Vauciennes
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