Office visits – spring 2024

During the spring school holidays, take advantage of visits from the Tourist Office and discover the rural towns!

3 visits to 3 municipalities in the region!

Tuesday April 16 – 10 a.m.: Rochefort-en-Yvelines, medieval village

Rochefort-en-Yvelines - office visit

The history of this medieval village took shape thanks to Guy Le Rouge. Oldest lord of Rochefort, he was Seneschal of France and trustworthy in the eyes of the king, his status and his lands grew over the years.

Stroll through the alleys of this village and discover the history of the lords who reigned over Rochefort-en-Yvelines: XNUMXth century church, sculptures, testimonies... many elements that make it a special village.

1h30 – 2km

Guided tour “Rochefort-en-Yvelines, medieval village”

Wednesday April 17 – 15 a.m.: The royal channels of Vieille-Église-en-Yvelines

Rigoles Old Church - Tours from the Tourist Office

During a walk along these channels, discover the origin of the waters of Versailles. During the construction of the fountains in the gardens of Versailles, Louis XIV called on many engineers to bring water in abundance to the Palace. A place 130km from Versailles will be exploited to satisfy King Louis XIV and make Versailles a "unique hydraulic work". Many techniques will be used throughout the region. Eventually, the Sun King traveled to Vieille-Eglise-en-Yvelines and diverted all the water points in his path, which formed the "royal river".

1h15 – 2km

Guided tour “The royal channels of Vieille-Église-en-Yvelines”

Thursday April 18 – 10 a.m.: Cernay-la-ville, village of landscape painters

cernay-la-ville, village of landscape painters

In the XNUMXth century, Cernay-la-Ville was an essential stopover for landscape painters: its environment, its landscapes and its inns attracted a certain number of artists who admired these colorful places. One of these painters, Léon Germain Pelouse created the "Colony of painters of Cernay". It will be composed of many artists known worldwide such as Dameron, Rambaud, Lemarié des Landelles...

Stroll through the streets of Cernay admiring the remains left by these artists.

1h – 1.2km

Garage sales in Cernay-la-Ville

Pratical information

  • Prices
    • Full: €5
    • Reduced: 3€
  • Info and reservation
    • 01 34 83 21 21 –