Some twenty kilometres from Paris, this is one town that has successfully kept all its charm and delight of yesteryear. Whether you are a serious art and history buff, an interested amateur or simply passing through, you won’t be able to resist the beauty and prestige of this town and its glorious past. So let’s begin with its most emblematic places. How about starting your visit with the National Renaissance Museum in the heart of the Château d’Ecouen? The perfect way to relive all the adventures this little town has seen down the ages. Temporary and permanent exhibitions, music and a discovery trail that is a veritable show in itself, the château has something special to offer in every season, and a family holiday truly fit for a king!
After having explored this symbol of Renaissance architecture and listed historical monument, it’s time to discover the rest of Ecouen. So how about a stroll through the streets of the town? Pause to admire the impressive tithe barn in the inner courtyard of the Hôtel de Ville with its walls dating back to the 14th century. Continue your route to the Manoir des Tourelles that today houses the local tourist office. Climb the stairway that leads from the Place de la Mairie directly to the Château’s park, the children will have every impression of using a secret passage!
Time for a change of scenery? The family will love the Ecouen Forest, with its orienteering trail and innumerable footpaths it is an open invitation for a relaxing walk, or maybe something a little more energetic. So, what do you think of Ecouen? You’d like to find out more? Discover other hidden treasures? It’s time to get out and about; it’s time for a camping holiday in the Val-d’Oise!
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