Vaux de Cernay Abbey - restaurant

Natural, cultural, gastronomic… here are the top 10 experiences to enjoy in Rambouillet Territoires.

10 experiences to enjoy in Rambouillet Territoires

1 – Spend a Sunday at the Rambouillet Racecourse

Surrounded by the forest, the Hippodrome de la Villeneuve in Rambouillet is a privileged space of 40 hectares of greenery where it is pleasant to walk and come and watch the horse racing spectacle with family or friends and eat.

See the race program

Rambouillet racecourse, racehorse

2 – Enjoy a brunch in an old abbey

The Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay in Cernay-la-Ville invites you to come to the monks' refectory for breakfast or brunch.
The majesty of the place, softened by the warmth of the woodwork, invites exchanges of magic formulas and other friendly meetings around sumptuous breakfasts and gargantuan brunches.

See the monks’ refectory

Vaux de Cernay Abbey - events

3 – Attend a free-flying raptor show

More than 130 raptors of 30 different species live in the forest of eagles, in conditions conducive to their development.
The birds of prey show is an unmissable event in the Rambouillet area: with family or friends, you can watch an aerial ballet of these giants of the air presenting their formidable natural abilities.

See the Espace Rambouillet

Birds of prey show

4 – Visit the National Football Center

Visiting the National Football Center is now possible! Whether with family or in a group, come walk in the footsteps of the blues at the temple of French football with the Tourist Office. 

See the National Football Center

Can we visit the National Football Center?

5 – Enjoy a tea time at the Jardin Sucré

With family or friends, nothing is better than enjoying tea time in a warm place where you are sure to enjoy yourself. Head to the Jardin Sucré in Cernay-la-Ville, crowned French Macaron Champion in 2014.

10 tea rooms in Rambouillet Territories

Osmose tea room in Rambouillet

6 – Discover the former area of ​​presidential carriage hunts

Horse-drawn carriage rides are offered from the Bergerie Nationale in the former presidential hunting grounds, usually closed to the public. A biodiversity reserve that extends over 800 hectares.

See carriage rides

Carriage rides - National Sheepfold of Rambouillet

7 – Taste the cheeses of a Meilleur Ouvrier de France

Discover the Ludovic Bisot cheese dairy, Authentic, artisanal, matured cheeses. A selection of the best producers. Personalized platters and cheese services.

See a whole cheese

Quite a cheese - Ludovic Bisot

8 – Listen to the bellowing of the deer in the Rambouillet forest

When autumn comes, the Rambouillet National Forest is sometimes stormed by tourists and the most passionate. The reason is simple: it's mating season for deer. The males compete for the position of “dominant” and we hear, deep in the forest, an indescribable cry, between a mooing cow and a braying donkey. This is the Roar of the Deer.

Listen to the bellow

Deer's slab

9 – A dinner show at La Chouette

A memorable evening in a cabaret in the heart of the Yvelines countryside.
Several shows and menus are offered to you all year round.

See The Owl

Inn at the end of the meadows

10 – An afternoon of swimming in the heart of the forest

A relaxing afternoon by the water at the Étangs de Hollande leisure center in Les Bréviaires.
Several water activities are possible on site.

See the Étangs de Hollande leisure center

the ponds of Holland - The Breviaries