Comfort Hotel Les Mureaux/Flins
1 bis, Rue des Pleiades
Les Mureaux, 78 130
Phone: (33) 1 34747250
Fax: (33) 1 30993904
Located in Les Mureaux, this church was built in 1894 and replaced the old church which was in bad shape. Designed and constructed by architects Roussel and Forichon, the church building is regal and has a Gothic style of architecture. Do pay a visit to this beautiful church when in the region.
Between 1928 and 1931, Le Corbusier built this stunning villa for the businessman Pierre Savoye just outside of Paris. Considered a masterpiece of the twentieth Century, the white walls and stark lines of the building combine to create an elegant living space full of light. Guided tours are available upon request in advance.
Situated in the royal city of Poissy, Collégiale Notre-Dame de Poissy is one of the most impressive historical structures in the Ile-de-France. This Romano-Gothic church was constructed in the 12th Century, and it bears more than a passing resemblance to the Notre Dame de Paris, since it was designed by the very same architects! The church is a trove of historic artwork and religious artifacts, featuring ancient Roman iconography, marvelous tapestries, and chapels sculpted in 1150.
The Désert de Retz is a picturesque folly garden, and is known to be one of France's celebrated historic gardens. The design of the garden can be defined as Anglo-Chinois, a garden whose style draws inspiration from the paintings of Hubert Robert and Claude Lorrain. The look of the garden also represents the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Some of the structures built here that still exist are the Pan Temple, ruins of a Gothic church and Little Alter, among others. A scenic garden, Désert de Retz is a must for those who love classic gardens.
Ever heard of someone having a home so big that it can accommodate a zoological park within it? Château de Thoiry is exactly that dream house. Spread over a vast expanse, the gardens of this Château have been converted into a zoological park where you will spot local as well as migratory animals and birds. The Château itself is a beautiful grandiose structure with dainty decor comprising fine art pieces and paintings. Check out the furniture here that dates back to the Victorian era. You can choose to explore the place on your own or take up a guided tour which enables you to know about the fine features of the construction of the house along with revealing the hidden flora and fauna in its gardens. However, ensure that you keep enough time aside to explore this place, for its fine details and dreamlike arena will leave you wanting to see more.
Just 40 kilometers (131 miles) from Paris, this zoo has become one of Europe's best-known and most original attractions. Drive round its popular safari park (while remaining inside the car at all times for safety reasons) and get amazingly close to jungle cats, bears and zebras. Other sections of the zoo are ideal for exploring on foot, giving you the chance to meet hippopotami, giraffes and monkeys, while the zoo's tiger tunnel rarely fails to impress! The castle situated at the heart of the park is worth visiting for its magnificent 18th-century furniture.
L'église Notre-Dame de Pontoise, located on the outskirts of Pontoise, was built in the XIIth century. After being destroyed during the siege of Pontoise by Henry III and the King of Navarre in 1589, it was rebuilt under the leadership of Nicolas Le Mercier in 1599. One of the most distinguishing feature of this church is the statue of the Virgin, Notre Dame-de-la-Santé, which is highly revered as an object of pilgrimage.L'église Notre-Dame de Pontoise is listed as a National Heritage site by the Government of France as of June, 1926.
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.
Cathédrale Saint Maclou is a composite structure, featuring a variety of different components that have weathered the test of time. It's transept was constructed in the 12th Century, its stunning Gothic facade was constructed in the 15th Century, and its rear antechambers were constructed in the renaissance style (16th Century). With so many diverse architectural styles, Cathédrale Saint Maclou is a living testament to the passage of time.
Just 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a splendid escape for a sunny afternoon. The Chateaus and its gardens are a reminder of the magnificent times under King Francois I. The castle is now home to the museum of National Antiquities, crammed with archaeological artifacts. There are also guided tours and workshops where you can try your hand at arts of the past. The gardens have many attractions (swings and pony rides) and an esplanade lets you admire one of the most beautiful views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower!
Château de Maisons is one of the best examples of French Baroque architecture, and the most well-preserved building designed by famed architect of the 17th Century, François Mansart. The interiors reflect the elegant symmetry that was so popular in the 1600s, and include works by some of the finest artists of the time. The castle boasts a fine garden and the surrounding grounds are worth a ramble. As an architectural precursor to the splendors of Versailles, the Château de Maisons-Laffitte makes an excellent day-trip destination when in Paris.
A welcoming congregation open to all ages, nationalities, and denominations of Christianity characterizes the Holy Trinity Church of Maisons-Laffitte. Originally created to attend to the spiritual needs of the English-speaking racing community brought to the town by the Cité du Cheval, the church continues to serve a diverse and changing population. It is the site of many community-building and celebratory events linked with religious tradition.