Comfort Hotel Cergy Pontoise
allee Rosa Luxembourg
Phone: (33) 1 34219155
Fax: (33) 1 34489683
allee Rosa Luxembourg Eragny sur Oise, Cergy-Pontoise, FR, 95612
- Phone: (33) 1 34219155
- Fax: (33) 1 34489683
Arts & Museums
Through the years absinthe has raised many passionate voices speaking for or against it, these included renowned writers and artists. It isn't a surprise that the Green Fairy has quite a few institutes and organizations to her name, Auvers-sur-Oise is home to one such museum. Highlighting the journey of the beverage through various eras, Musee de l'Absinthe exhibits some of the rarest posters and antiques that provide unique insights into the French and European cultures.
The Musée d Archéologie Nationale is one of the primary archaeological museums in Saint-Germain-en-Laye. This museum displays interesting facts and archeological finds about the first settlers in France, right from prehistoric times to Merovingian era. They also conduct various exhibitions and events to give you insight into the way of life of the locals from centuries. The museum is very educative and extremely informative about the history and civilization of the country.
The Museum of National Archaeology, located in the suburb Saint-Germain-en-Laye, is the only museum dedicated to a region's archaeological history. The collection includes pieces from the Paleolithic era in France (10,000 years ago) to the Merovingian epoch in the 8th Century CE. Although most of the exhibits focus on French archaeology, there is also a comparative collection with articles from all over the world. The museum is housed in the magnificent Castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Make sure to check the website for special events directed at children!
The Musée Maurice Denis, in the former house of artist Maurice Denis provides an excellent collection of Symbolist and Nabi pieces from around France. The building itself is listed as a historical monument and creates the perfect environment for the appreciation of art. Take the train and make a refreshing day trip out of Paris.
The collection and exhibits of the Musée Fournaise are devoted to the history of impressionism, as befits its location on the Île des Impressionnistes. It is housed on the upper level of the Maison Fournaise, originally a 19th-century boat-building workshop and restaurant. The quality of light on the water that so fascinated painters of the impressionist period can still be enjoyed by visitors to the museum.
Situated in the old town hall, the Musée d'Histoire Locale of Rueil-Malmaison offers locals and visitors the opportunity to educate themselves in the history of this community. Each room in the museum is devoted to representing a theme through the objects and memories portrayed there.
The Musée Promenade was inaugurated in the commune of Louveciennes on October 18, 1982 and is located inside the royal gates of the palace of Marly that once belonged to King Louis IX. The museum represents the archaeological as well as decorative art-work collection that were derived from the association called Le Vieux Marly, which was established in 1930. Open throughout the year, a visit to the museum would take you through the religious art collection of paintings, sculptures, furniture and drawings. Among the prized possessions of the museum includes the hydraulic machine called Marly machine that was used in the 17th Century to pump out water from the river Seine to the palace. Call or visit their website to know more.
The Château which today houses the National Museum of the Renaissance was built between 1538 and 1555 as commanded by Anne de Montmorency, an extremely wealthy and influential adviser to François the First, king of France, and Grandmaster of the King's estate and army. Today, as well as offering the opportunity to observe this impressive example of 16th-century architecture, the museum displays collections of artistic works including paintings, sculpture, textiles, furniture, and metalwork. Visitors can also peruse the bookshop, stroll through the museum's park, or enjoy organ concerts offered at 3p and 4p each Saturday afternoon. Concerts and entrance to the museum, park, and store are free of charge, but there is a fee for guided tours. Open hours are slightly longer during summer months, throughout the year in the park, and in the bookshop.
The Château which today houses the National Museum of the Renaissance was built between 1538 and 1555 as commanded by Anne de Montmorency, an extremely wealthy and influential adviser to François the First, king of France, and Grandmaster of the King's estate and army. Today, as well as offering the opportunity to observe this impressive example of 16th-Century architecture, the museum displays collections of artistic works including paintings, sculpture, textiles, furniture, and metalwork. Visitors can also peruse the bookshop, stroll through the museum's park, or enjoy organ concerts offered at 3p and 4p each Saturday afternoon. Concerts and entrance to the museum, park, and store are free of charge, but there is a fee for guided tours. The museum, park and store close half an hour to one hour earlier during winter, refer to the website before planning a visit.
The Pierre Cardin museum offers a collection of the avant-garde designer clothing: 130 mannequins are dressed with the most symbolic creations of his style. It starts with coats, dresses and suits dating back to his debut at Christian Dior. Then follow the "cosmos" period of the 1965-1970s showing geometrical and colored patterns, the dress with pointed nipples and the one with holes for the breasts: a very shocking design for the times. You will recognize the famous vinyl miniskirts, metallic dresses and chasuble dresses which are so typical of Pierre Cardin. Accessories are also presented, such as shoes, hats, jewels, etc.
Rare is the discerning consumer who has never been confronted to counterfeit. A convincing explanation for this fact is the abundance of fake goods available on the market. The Musée de la Contrefaçon gives visitors the opportunity to train their eye and practice their judgment by comparing originals and copies displayed here side by side. More than 350 items are exhibited: toys, pens, clothes, tools, toiletries, luxury goods,etc. The exhibits demonstrate the extent industries are affected by counterfeit. Founded in 1951, a manufacturers' association fighting this phenomenon, reminds us of a war which started with the creation of the first designer labels. In this museum, you will recognize products you use and might even realize that you have bought fakes in the past. However, after this visit, there will be no excuse!
See 7000 pieces of art at Musée d'Ennery, located on the elegant Avenue Foch. From heirlooms to everyday objects, the breadth of exhibits here is wide. Starting off as a private collection, these pieces were put into a public museum in 1908. After being renovated for over ten years, the museum is once again open to the public. Visitors must call ahead in order to see the collection.