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55 Chemin de la Chapelle Saint Antoine / Bldg. A, Ennery, FR, 95300
- Phone: (33) 1 34417040
- Fax: (33) 9 72305067
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.
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.
This Château, originally built by an Italian banker in 1635, had fallen into disrepair when its transformation began in the 1980s. The Conseil Général du Val d'Oise bought the property in 1987, and entirely restored it for the grand opening in 1994 of an extensive hommage to the Impressionist movement. The world-famous artistic style was particularly intertwined with this region's history. Art exhibitions and events are regularly organized at the Château d'Auvers. The chateau itself is surrounded by gardens, and a boutique and restaurant are also on-site.
Eglise Saint-Clair in the village of Hérouville was built in portions from the 12th Century through to the late 16th Century. Despite this, the church retains consistency in its architecture and is considered to be a landmark of the village. A visit to this medieval church would take you through the the oldest spire of Vexin flamboyant which is marked by tall paired windows and is adorned with columns. The choir of the church comprises a tombstone of the Lord of Hérouville who died at the castle Hérouville in December 1695. Open throughout the year, the church is a store house of religious sculptures and relics such as the beautiful statue of Madonna and Child under the porch that dates back to the 14th Century. Among the number of statues on the keystone comprises of a statue of a hand pointing in the northwest direction with reference to Ireland, which was the birthplace of Saint Clair.
The église Notre-Dame d'Auvers had its beginnings as a humble chapel, built in local stone around the end of the 11th Century. The apse and belltower were added in 1170, and the church body was built between 1190 and 1220. These works echoed the style of the Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Van Gogh immortalized the church during the 19th Century, helping it to regain stability through this fame after a time of financial and spiritual challenges.
Église Saint-Quentin is a quaint structure that enunciates the spiritual French past. The origins of the church can be traced back during the time of the Renaissance and the structure, despite being a humble sight, represents the contemporary art and history. The bell tower, the side chapels and the murals about Saint John, the Baptist are all sights to look out for.
Would you like to have your special day celebrated at a place shrouded with mists of royal history? Château de Stors lets you do exactly that. A former castle that has changed hands between royal families several times and offers an exciting history, this place was in ruins for a considerable amount of time. Now the place has been revamped and converted into an event space and is rented out to conduct private functions like weddings and parties. If you are interested in knowing the history of the place, you can take up a guided tour here that is conducted every weekend with prior reservation. Also, look at the chapel and the beautiful grounds that are mesmerizing. To know more about the place, check the website.
Maisons-Laffitte Park is a unique place in France. In the 17th Century, it was the Maisons-Laffitte castle's domain, belonging to René de Longueil, and is composed of a park and stables. In the 18th Century, the afforestation and paths were made. In the 19th Century, Jacques Laffitte sold a part of the estate and added some paths, among which the paths making a cross. Today, an association manages the park, owners having very strict specifications to respect. Lodgings are no higher than four floors; there are no shops in the park, no advertising, and no traffic signals. There are still many stables and horses can be seen every day going by to the forest or to the racetrack.
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.
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.
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.
This church has a full schedule of special masses, festival Sundays, concerts, and assemblies. Call or write for details.