Oise is a place where you and your family can enjoy the nature in bloom while savoring the tastiest snacks and drinks. There are plenty of various activities for young and old folks. The Oise is located in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardy region and is therefore part of the most athletic departments in France. So get on your feet!
The department Oise derives its name from a famous river Oise. It is in the main tributary of the Seine. And it’s originates in the south of Belgium and flows in the north of France through Paris. Oise is well known as the Mecca of equestrian sports due to the vast landscapes. Most famous horse racing takes place in the city of Chantilly.
You won’t be bored in the Oise; there are plenty of various activities to do in this department. Plan fun and adventures daytrips with your partner or family. Parc Asterix in Plailly is known as the theme park of Gauls Asterix and Obelix. There are many attractions for the thrill seekers and the little ones. In Saint-Paul you will find another fun theme park: Parc Saint-Paul. In this theme park you will experience an unforgettable day with the specials shows and various types of attractions.
Cowboys and Indians can be found at La Mer de Sable in Ermenonville. This adventure park is a true paradise for children! Experience the Wild West the your family by finding treasures and archery. For nature and animal lovers we recommend to plan a daytrip to Parc les Grands Félins in Saint-Léger-en-Bray. Some of the activities in this park are fishing and mini-golfing. There are also various fun activities for kids.
Do you rather combine activities with relaxation? The clear water lake At Plan d'Eau du Canada in Beauvais is ideal for adults with kids. There are water activities such as pedal boats, canoes and kayaks. For the little ones there are inflatables and table tennis. In the middle of this beautiful landscape you can enjoy the beautiful sunset while picnicking or walking along the lake.
If you are looking for relaxation, you are in the right place in the Oise. The village Gerberoy is one of the most beautiful villages of France. Take a romantic walk with your partner on the cobbled streets. Enjoy the climbing roses, wisteria and a beautiful garden. Which is created by painter Henri Le Sidaner. It’s a dream destination for those who love flowers, roses and authentic houses.
In the Oise you will also find many saunas and cozy restaurants where you can unwind and enjoy the evening. There are plenty of choices in various massage and treatments at the wellness resorts in this department. Visit the one of the many great restaurants in the area. Try the Picardian rope, a famous pancake filled with mushrooms, cheese and shallots. For a more traditional option choose the crème fraîche instead of the béchamel sauce. Also try the world-famous delicacy: Chantilly cream. It’s a dessert, a sweetened whipped cream scented with vanilla.