Discover the versatile Val d’Oise, located south of the Oise department. Whether you enjoy a sporting holiday, a cultural trip or just relaxing on the beach, this green department has it all! Follow in the footsteps of famous impressionists such as Van Gogh and Monet. Experience the unspoilt nature and beautiful nature parks. Visit abbeys, castles and typical villages such as La Roche-Guyon and enjoy the stylish resort of l'Isle-Adam.
Whoever goes on holiday to Val d'Oise immediately sees where the famous impressionist painters got their inspiration. Crossed by the river Oise and bordered on the south with Yvelines by the Seine, the area is home to medieval castles, charming villages and a varied landscape of natural parks, forests, meadows and hills. Today Val d’Oise has managed to preserve its authentic and picturesque landscape beautifully. Auvers-sur-Oise is more than special. This village was the last residence of Vincent van Gogh where he and his brother are also buried. It is here that Vincent made no fewer than 80 of his works. Stroll along the painter's path, discover Daubighny's workshop and admire works by Cézanne. Also don't miss the castle of Auvers-sur-Oise where you can make a journey through the time of the Impressionists. A must for every art lover!
The active holiday maker can indulge themselves here. The Vexin Français and Oise-Pays de France regional nature parks are ideal places to walk, cycle or explore on horseback. With an area of 71,000 hectares that extends over Val d’Oise and Yvelines, Vexin Français even has more than 800 km of signposted paths and roads. An ideal way to actively discover the green region. More than special, La Roche-Guyon is also located in the heart of this immense natural park. Nestled against a limestone rock face, the town has been voted one of the most beautiful villages in France. Discover the fantastic view and then enjoy yourself on a terrace in one of the many picturesque streets. Don't forget to visit the Royaumont abbey, a place full of charm and romance in the Oise-Pays de France nature park. Do you want to be even sportier? Then visit the Cergy-Pontoise recreation base where you can not only sail, surf and water ski, but also rafting, kayaking and white-water swimming.
And after those active and cultural trips you can relax and enjoy the largest river beach in France in L'Isle-Adam, a pleasant town that has the allure of a seaside resort and where you can relax with graceful beach cabins from days gone by, nice sandy beach and swimming pools. Or take a chance at Casino Barrière; the casino of Paris and surroundings can be found in Enghien-les-Bains. So enjoy yourself in Val d’Oise!