Tourism, Culture & Heritage in the Seine-et-Marne Department
The starting point for visiting the wealth of things to see in the Val de France area, the Seine-et-Marne is the largest department in the Ile-de-France region, and offers a wide range of tourist sites such as Barbizon, Disneyland Paris, Fontainebleau, Meaux, Moret-sur-Loing, Nemours, Provins, Vaux-le-Vicomte etc., as well as undergoing a large-scale economic development due to the two new towns of Marne-la-Vallée and Sénart and the two airports of the Paris region which are close by, Orly and Charles de Gaulle.
The Seine-et-Marne has become one of the prime tourist departments in France in terms of visitor numbers, welcoming almost a third of the visitors to the region of the Ile-de-France.
Paris (30mn) Itinerary
Discover Paris the City of Light, and visit one of its many monuments such as the Church Notre Dame, the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, the Eiffel Tower ... or one of its prestigious museums such as the Louvre, Orsay, Quai Branly ... Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Montmartre, the Canal Saint Martin, Saint Germain des Prés ... dive into one of the many walkways such as Galerie Colbert, the Passage Jouffroy, Cairo, Brady ... and for shopping addicts go to Boulevard Haussmann and the Champs-Elysées.
Want magic? Disneyland Paris (15mn) Itinerary
Enjoy the magical world of Disney Land Paris and visit its parks, golf and Disney Village! Guaranteed plunge into the world of childhood to share with family ... You will find there many shows and parades. Film fans will surely appreciate the Walt Disney Studios. A unique opportunity in Europe to share magical moments, in this place which is more than a park.
Parc Astérix (20mn) Itinerary
The park has created a unique world through its 32 attractions and great shows, always with Gallic humor. Parc Asterix is the "magic potion" tested and approved since 1989 by millions of visitors. The park consists of 6 worlds, around the world of Asterix. The "street" also contains many shops and food outlets like the big market of Lutetia, the Gallic galleries...
Visit the city of Meaux (20mn) Itinerary
Meaux is a vibrant city with many activities. Rich in history, it offers visitors a great heritage. History lovers will want to visit the Museum of the Great War and complete their knowledge of WW1. Simple walkers can enjoy the cycle area and the small marina. For a more sporting activity, go to the rowing club and canoe / kayak to embark on the Marne. Gourmets can test these two specialties: Brie de Meaux and Meaux mustard. What a program!
Chantilly et Senlis (25 mn) Itinéraire
Notre-Dame is a masterpiece of Gothic art, built in the 13th century. The cathedral is famous for having been the site of the coronation of the kings of France. The Royal Abbey of Saint Remi is now a museum of the history of Reims and regional archeology. The abbey church, Saint-Remi Basilica: built in Roman times and rebuilt in the Gothic period, his side has beautiful windows from the 12th century and houses the tomb of Saint Remi.
La touristic road of Champagne (60mn) Itinerary
Through "The Champagne Trail", discover the vineyards of Reims, one of the most beautiful in the world and made steps in the cellars of Champagne houses, from the traditional to the most prestigious. On this road, you'll be sure to try a dinner in a cellar for an unforgettable moment. At the corner of one of the Champagne vineyards, find out one of the tourist attractions of the region point ...
Castle of Blandy (40 mn) Itinerary
From a simple fortified manor to a fortified castle during the Hundred Years’ War, from the Renaissance residential castle to the Ferme des tours (Farm of the towers), the castle of Blandy-les-Tours has gone through the centuries and has counted many prestigious families among its owners. Restored by the Conseil général de Seine-et-Marne, this castle, rare example of medieval military architecture in Île-de-France, strikes up a permanent dialogue between patrimony and contemporary artistic creation.
Castle of Vaux le Vicomte (40 mn) Itinerary
The castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte owes its reputation to its builder, Nicolas Fouquet, superintendant of finance of King Louis XIV, then condemned for embezzlement and crime of lese-majesty. The latter called on the best artists of the time : Lebrun, Le Nôtre and Le Vau. The splendours of Vaux-le-Vicomte, real masterpiece of architecture and 17th century decoration, prefigure the construction of the castle of Versailles.
Cactle of Fontainebleau (40 mn) Itinerary
Walk through the rooms and the vast park of one of the most prestigious royal homes. Its occupants, from François Ier to Napoléon III, contributed in making the castle of Fontainebleau a hotspot of French history. Moreover, you will discover an important collection of ancient furniture as well as an exceptional selection of paintings, sculptures and art objects dated from the 16th to the 19th century.
Provins, a medieval fair town (60 mn) Itinerary
With a unique heritage in France and a series of activities based on the theme of the Middle Ages, Provins takes its visitors back to the time of lords and knights. Passport allow to combine visits to monuments and entrance to some shows. For those coming through the city on foot, the Tourist Office has set up a pedestrian and signaling pathways to travel around the city and discover its many monuments.
Village of Moret sur Loing (1h10mn) Itinerary
The romantic town of Moret-sur-Loing takes its visitors to the time of the Impressionists. A tour "In the Footsteps of Alfred Sisley" (book sold at the Tourist Office) invites regain unchanged grounds immortalized by the painter during the twenty years he spent in Moret-sur-Loing. The fortified gates, narrow streets, Notre Dame, the Dungeon and the bridge have saved their picturesque medieval character.
Village of the painters of Barbizon (40 mn) Itinerary
Thanks to its proximity to Paris and its location on the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau, Barbizon became the perfect place for landscape painters and colorists. Come to "surprise nature", they will create the Barbizon School, which will open the way for Impressionism. A hundred artists (Corot, Millet, Rousseau ...) stayed in Barbizon contributing to the fame of this small village now known worldwide. A walk of the painters takes walkers to the discovery of the "village of painters."