10 unusual places to discover in Île-de-France this summer

By Rizhlaine F. Pictures by Cécile D. Posted June 8, 2022 at 13:29

What if this summer we took the opportunity to discover the treasures of Île-de-France? For if Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the surrounding region also has a rich heritage and unusual grains of gold! We give you an overview of the original places in the Paris region!

You have traveled Paris Back and forth? Your trip does not stop there: around the capital Ile-de-France region reveals one rich inheritance and taxes often misunderstood which is still worth the detour. If you are thirsty for originality, we invite you to discover most unusual spots to discover in Parisian regionnew nuggets that you might not have suspected existed.

Unusual in Île-de-France: the Retz desert, a garden worth a detourUnusual in Île-de-France: the Retz desert, a garden worth a detourUnusual in Île-de-France: the Retz desert, a garden worth a detour Unusual in Île-de-France: the Retz desert, a garden worth a detour
Among the most unusual places in Île-de-France is the Retz Desert in Yvelines. This Anglo-Chinese garden is one of the few that has been preserved as it originally was. We tell you more about this original place in the region! [Lire la suite]

Abbey of Royaumont, a treasure of the Île-de-Frances heritageAbbey of Royaumont, a treasure of the Île-de-Frances heritageAbbey of Royaumont, a treasure of the Île-de-Frances heritageAbbey of Royaumont, a treasure of the Île-de-Frances heritage Abbey of Royaumont, a treasure of the Île-de-Frances heritage
Remark to hikers in search of beautiful historic sites, we take you on a journey of discovery of the Abbey of Royaumont, a true jewel of the Île-de-France heritage. [Lire la suite]

The old country of Goussainville, our picturesThe old country of Goussainville, our picturesThe old country of Goussainville, our picturesThe old country of Goussainville, our pictures The old country of Goussainville: unusual walk in a “ghost village” in Île-de-France
If you are looking for an unusual walk in Île-de-France, then head to Val-d’Oise. It is here, just a few miles from the end of Roissy Airport’s runways, that the Vieux-Pays de Goussainville lies. Visit of this atypical old village, described as a “ghost”, and almost abandoned by many of its inhabitants for decades. [Lire la suite]

La Maison de Chateaubriand, an oasis of peace in the Paris regionLa Maison de Chateaubriand, an oasis of peace in the Paris regionLa Maison de Chateaubriand, an oasis of peace in the Paris regionLa Maison de Chateaubriand, an oasis of peace in the Paris region Maison de Chateaubriand: a whim into the heart of literary and architectural romance
At the end of the RER B, direction Robinson, is the Maison de Chateaubriand, in the Domaine de la Vallée-aux-Loups. Experience this elegant residence, which hosted the author and his wife for several years. [Lire la suite]

The arboretum of the Vallée-aux-Loups, a walk among the remarkable treesThe arboretum of the Vallée-aux-Loups, a walk among the remarkable treesThe arboretum of the Vallée-aux-Loups, a walk among the remarkable treesThe arboretum of the Vallée-aux-Loups, a walk among the remarkable trees The arboretum of the Vallée-aux-Loups: an escape from the Ile-de-France region among remarkable trees
No need to go to the depths of Île-de-France to find majestic nature. About fifteen kilometers from Paris, the arboretum in the departmental domain of Vallée-aux-Loup enchants lovers of gardens and plant species. [Lire la suite]

Villa Savoye, an architectural curiosity signed Le CorbusierVilla Savoye, an architectural curiosity signed Le CorbusierVilla Savoye, an architectural curiosity signed Le CorbusierVilla Savoye, an architectural curiosity signed Le Corbusier Ile de France heritage: Villa Savoye, a taste of modernism before its time in Poissy
Want to discover the heritage of Île-de-France? Built between 1928 and 1931 by Le Corbusier, Villa Savoye in Poissy offers a striking architectural dive into the modern movement. Visit of a purist building all in geometry. [Lire la suite]

Provins rosenhaveProvins rosenhaveProvins rosenhaveProvins rosenhave La Roseraie de Provins, an enchanted garden in the Paris region
Are you looking for an oasis of peace in the Paris region? We take you on the discovery of the Roseraie de Provins, a rural getaway in beautiful green surroundings. Warning, addictive place! [Lire la suite]

Unusual in Île-de-France: Troglodyte Church of the Annunciation Unusual in Île-de-France: Troglodyte Church of the Annunciation Unusual in Île-de-France: Troglodyte Church of the Annunciation Unusual in Île-de-France: Troglodyte Church of the Annunciation Unusual in Île-de-France: Troglodyte Church of the Annunciation
Did you know ? In Val d’Oise, the Annunciation Church Haute-Isle is the only troglodyte church in the entire region. Carved directly into a chalk cliff and classified as a historical monument, it is an unusual nugget of gold to discover. [Lire la suite]

Château Groussay and its Anglo-Chinese Garden: An Unusual Place to Discover in Île-de-FranceChâteau Groussay and its Anglo-Chinese Garden: An Unusual Place to Discover in Île-de-FranceChâteau Groussay and its Anglo-Chinese Garden: An Unusual Place to Discover in Île-de-FranceChâteau Groussay and its Anglo-Chinese Garden: An Unusual Place to Discover in Île-de-France Château de Groussay and its Anglo-Chinese garden: an unusual place to discover in Île-de-France
Do you want an enchanted and timeless walk? We take you to the Yvelines side to discover the Château de Groussay and its Anglo-Chinese garden in an unusual setting! [Lire la suite]

In the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, a walk in the Auvers-sur-OiseIn the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, a walk in the Auvers-sur-OiseIn the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, a walk in the Auvers-sur-OiseIn the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, a walk in the Auvers-sur-Oise In the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh, a walk in the Auvers-sur-Oise
It was a few kilometers from Paris, in Auvers-sur-Oise, that Vincent Van Gogh spent the last days of his life. This very beautiful city is the perfect place for a stroll, in the footsteps of one of the most famous painters in the world. Van Gogh, like the city of Auvers, is not done revealing all their secrets … [Lire la suite]

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