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Yvelines tourist informationwhere to go - what to see - what to do
To the northwest of Paris is the most wooded department of the Ile-de-France, the Yvelines. It offers numerous leisure and relaxation activities.
La Foret des Bois Chauveaux, although smaller than some of the others, affords fantastic views of the Bievre Valley. This is a rural landscape where tranquillity reigns - not hard to see why it inspired some of the great Impressionists such as Pissarro, Sisley and Renoir.
Yvelines is home to the famous Chateau de Versailles which under Louis XIV became the centre of political power in France.
The gardens are beautiful - the Grand Canal was the setting for Louis's extravagant boat parties. The Grand Trianon was built for Louis and Mme Maintenon to escape court life.
- Star gazing at Triel-sur-Seine - catch a glimpse of far-off galaxies and solar systems at the 'Parc aux Etoiles'.
- Marly-le-Roi - the Chateau de Monte-Cristo where Alexandre Dumas was born stills contains original manuscripts and objects belonging to the great writer.
- Historic Rambouillet - worth a visit for its chateau that was once used by Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette and is now used for state functions.
- Maisons-Laffitte - horse lovers will delight in the Musee du Cheval de Course which has the history of horse racing.
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Zac Les Beurrons Epone 78680
With a practical location 40 km away from Paris, Logis International Kimotel offers a personal welcome and a good-value accom...
Premiere Classe Elancourt
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Za De Trappes Elancourt - 65 Bis Avenue Georges Politzer Trappes 78190
Between Versailles and Rambouillet forest 15 km from Versailles and close to Orly airport, our hotel is easily accessible via...
Holiday Inn Paris-Versailles-Bougival
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10-12 Yvan Tourgueneff Bougival near La Celle-Saint-Cloud 78380
The hotel is situated by the riverside of the Seine, at Bougival, cradle of the "Impressionist Painters" , 4 star, 181 air co...