Discover the Yvelines
From our hotel in Montesson
The Yvelines is full of historical, cultural and natural treasures.
To the west of Paris, treat yourself to a breath of fresh air between bucolic landscapes and historic sites. Charming villages, peaceful forests and exceptional castles await you in green settings such as the forest of Saint Germain en Laye, just across the river from our hotel, or the forest of Rambouillet.
Formerly a hunting ground and now an animal and forest park, the Rambouillet forest takes you on a journey of discovery of a rich fauna and flora. This forest, which covers 14,000 hectares, is the largest in the department. It is home to birds of prey, deer, roe deer, fallow deer and wild boar.
We invite you to visit a peaceful town in the Ile de France, about 15 kilometres west of Paris. Since the Middle Ages, Montesson has developed on the right bank of the Seine, in a loop which also includes Chatou and Vésinet. On the opposite bank lies Saint Germain en Laye and its magnificent forest.
In the 18th century, the lord of Montesson developed the breeding of merino sheep and the cultivation of potatoes. The village then turned to the production of sugar beet and then to market gardening. It was in the second half of the 20th century that the town took off, with the addition of numerous suburban residences and apartment buildings.
Since then, Montesson has managed to preserve its charm and heritage: stroll through the Sunday market, the Loop Park, with its 20 hectares of ornithological treasures, or the Sophora Park, with its 4 hectares of formal and formal gardens offering walking paths, playgrounds and sports fields.
Only 25 minutes by RER A from Paris, discover Saint Germain en Laye and the forest of the same name.
When you arrive in Saint Germain en Laye, you can admire the castle, its Renaissance facade and its gothic-style Saint-Louis chapel. It was the birthplace and one of the favourite residences of Louis XIV.
It now houses the National Archaeology Museum, which traces the life of mankind in France from prehistory to the Middle Ages. With 29,000 objects, its collection of prehistoric art is the largest in the world.
Outside, the 2.5 km long terrace designed by the famous landscape gardener Le Nôtre is what Saint Germain en Laye is known for.
The town is also home to the Maurice Denis Museum with works by Gauguin, Bernard, Sérusier, Bonnard, etc., as well as the Maison-Musée Claude Debussy, which is housed in the same building as the Tourist Office.
In terms of nature, 3500 hectares of forest welcome visitors on foot, by bike and on horseback. The forest of Saint Germain en Laye is also on the new La Seine à Vélo itinerary, which will be accessible from October 2020 and will link Paris to Le Havre, Deauville or Honfleur.
Less than 20 km from the Campanile Montesson - Le Vésinet hotel, stands one of the most emblematic castles in the world. Welcome to Versailles!
Take advantage of your stay in Montesson to discover this unique heritage. Stroll through the capital of the Yvelines and visit the Château de Versailles for a real leap in time. Admire the flats of the king and queen and their fascinating details. Lose yourself in the superb gardens, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Let yourself be charmed by the fountains and basins hidden between the groves.
Finish with a visit to the park of the Château de Versailles, which comprises 800 hectares of wooded areas and cultivated fields, creating a green setting for the château. The Grand Canal designed by Le Nôtre offers a beautiful perspective with its 1670 m length. Enjoy the unspoilt nature of the park and its paths.
Near the Château de Versailles, at the end of the northern arm of the Grand Canal, Louis XIV had an estate created for his personal use: the Trianon. The estate was particularly appreciated by Queen Marie-Antoinette who found refuge in the Petit Trianon built by Louis XV.
Regional Nature Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse
The Haute Vallée de Chevreuse regional nature park covers more than 60,000 hectares and includes 53 municipalities and a large heritage. It is located about 30 kilometres south of the Campanile Montesson - Le Vésinet hotel.
Culture lovers will choose to visit the great abbeys of Port-Royal or Les Vaux-de-Cernay, as well as superb châteaux such as those of Dampierre or Breteuil. You will also be charmed by the heritage of the villages, with their bell towers, old wells and preserved washhouses. Take advantage of these visits to do some shopping with local producers!
The Chevreuse Valley is one of the most remarkable forest areas in the Île-de-France region. It is full of historical sites and offers magnificent rural landscapes of forests, valleys, meadows and waterways, which hide a rich fauna and flora.
For leisure activities, swim in the ponds, hike along the trails, either on your own or on a guided tour. The regional nature park can be discovered on foot, by bike or on horseback.
It's time to recharge your batteries!
Want to share magical moments with your partner or family? Disneyland Paris has an established reputation! It is one of Europe's top tourist destinations. The two theme parks are packed with attractions for all ages, but the resort is also home to a 27-hole golf course, one of the largest convention areas in Europe and the Disney Village® entertainment centre.
Enter your favourite fairy tales by discovering the 5 themed worlds of Disneyland Park, through the shows, attractions and parades that are a must. Everything has been designed to allow you to create wonderful moments with your loved ones.
You can also discover the Walt Disney Studio Park, where the magic of the cinema is brought to life in thrilling attractions and shows designed for the whole family. Don't forget to stock up on souvenirs in the park's shops or in Disney Village.
The Disneyland Paris parks can be reached directly by RER A from your hotel. It will take you about 1h30 to get there.