Cultural & Leisure activities
At the crossroads between Brittany, Normandy and the Loire Valley, less than one hour from Paris, in the middle of the Beauce plain, near Versailles, Chartres and Rambouillet
Near Chartres, City of lights and perfume
The two steeples of the Chartres Cathedral of our Lady rise majestically from the Beauce Plain like a mirage.
The hustle of market stalls, the charm of a humpback bridge straddling the river, elegant facades, the colorful stained glass windows of an old church, the wealth of the museums with their countless treasures, the magic of the Festival of Light which lights up the town, the passion of craftsmanship, the abundance of fragrance during the Perfume Festival, the coolness of a terrace next to a watermill
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Do not miss the Light show of Chartres all summer long
In the midst of a state forest of oaks, birches, moorland, heath and lakes, the story of Rambouillet has for long been bound up with the history of the kings of France and enjoyed its Golden Age during the reign of Louis XVI. Rambouillet is also 13,000 hectares of state owned forest, a national hunting park, a multitude of paths and trails to explore on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, stretches of water offering water-based pursuits.
More information : www.rambouillet-tourisme.fr
55km from Château d’Esclimont
The Château de Versailles, which has been on UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 30 years, is one of the most beautiful achievements of 18th-century French art. Marie-Antoinette's estate
To visit also : Gardens and Park of the Château, The Grand Trianon and Versailles Tourist office http://www.versailles-tourisme.com/en/accueil.html