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Charenton-le-Pont

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Val-de-Marne

Located in the department of Val-de-Marne, the city of Charenton-le-Pont is only 7.5 kilometers from Paris. River Marne and the edge of the Bois de Vincennes, archaeological excavations show implantation of men in this territory for over 16 000 years! This is its strategic location at the confluence of the Marne and Seine which earned the town, there are several millennia, building a bridge. Emblematic of the town, he stared at the crossing of the city roads from the east. Once the old regime and especially the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Charenton-le-Pont attracts Parisian population consists of artists, workers, employees, bourgeois and aristocrats. From the second half of the twentieth century, renovation of urban space Charenton sees the destruction of some historical areas of the city in favor of the construction of major roads, shopping centers and office buildings. Today, only the historical heart of the city, the "Bourg-du-Pont" and "Old Flag" testify to the rich history of Charenton-le-Pont.

Geographical information

MunicipalityCharenton-le-Pont
Postcode94220
Tourism label
Latitude48.8199180 (N 48° 49’ 12”)
Longitude2.4158559 (E 2° 24’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 28m to 57m
Surface area1.85 km²
Population30522 inhabitants
Density16498 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCréteil (7.2 km, 8 min)
Insee code94018
IntercommunalityCC de Charenton - Saint Maurice
DepartmentVal-de-Marne
RegionIle-de-France

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Maurice1.4 km (4 min)
Saint-Mandé2.9 km (7 min)
Ivry-sur-Seine3.7 km (11 min)
Alfortville3.9 km (9 min)
Maisons-Alfort3.9 km (10 min)
Vincennes4.5 km (10 min)
Joinville-le-Pont5.2 km (9 min)
Vitry-sur-Seine5.8 km (12 min)
Gentilly6.8 km (11 min)
Créteil7 km (10 min)
Le Kremlin-Bicêtre7.1 km (13 min)
Saint-Maur-des-Fossés7.2 km (13 min)
Bagnolet7.3 km (13 min)
Paris7.5 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

The Old Pavilion Antoine de Navarre, which now houses the town hall of Charenton-le-Pont was built in the early seventeenth century. It is classified a historical monument since 1862.

From the ancient castle of Bercy, demolished in 1861, it is still possible to admire some remains, especially two houses that face, the Little Castle Street.

Conflans The castle has also disappeared (it was demolished in the twentieth century), but Charenton-le-Pont still retains its portal, its terrace, staircase and fountain. Classified historical monument since 1976, they bear witness to the rich past of the castle which succeeded each other between the Dukes of Burgundy, the governess of Louis XIV, the Duke of Richelieu or the archbishops of Paris.

City Charenton-le-Pont also houses the old seminary of Conflans, a building with classical facade, built in 1657 but remodeled several times. The hotel housed a novitiate and a youth boarding school girls before being bought by Baron Empain in the late nineteenth. It was in 1972 that settled there the Our Lady of the Missions School. Since 2008, the library of the Architecture and Heritage replaced the Paris-Conflans school of architecture in the part of the seventeenth century.

Around these buildings, the park Seminary Conflans, a beautiful green area of ​​almost 12,000 sqm acquired by the town in 1978, offers Charentonnais very nice wanderings.

City of culture, Charenton-le-Pont has a theater that offers a rich and varied program throughout the year. Theater, circus, music, conference, weekly, theater des Deux Rives welcomes recognized and quality entertainment artists.

The city boasts a music conservatory to enable everyone, big or small, to learn and to practice an instrument, and a library open to all.

Places of interest

Monuments
Transport

Events and festivities

Every Wednesday and Saturday of the year, from 8 to 13h, the Jean Jaures avenue de Charenton welcomes the market of the city.

Each year during the mid-June weekend, a large flea market, garage sales is organized by the club Charenton-le-Pont services Lions Club International. Reserved for individuals, this flea market every year brings together many enthusiasts.

Every year, in September and October, the Festi'Val Marne is positioned as the flagship event of the cultural season in Île-de-France. Disseminated on the different municipalities of the department, this festival highlights the musical artists of the moment. Rock, rap, reggae, pop or folk, acoustic or amplified, in Charenton, it was the theater of Two Banks that stand the shows.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Vip cruise with brunch on the Seine (in English)
Entertainment120 € Paris (4.1 km)
Private vip cruise with brunch on the Seine
Entertainment150 € Paris (4.1 km)
Guided Tour of Père Lachaise Cemetery – In English only
Culture and education21 € Paris (4.3 km)
Gourmet Tour of the Butte aux Cailles
Local flavours38 € Paris (4.4 km)
Guided Tour of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris
Entertainment60 € Paris (4.7 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (6.2 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (52 km)
Historic trail in the town centre
Village visitEasy1h30La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (54 km)
Family discovery trail
Village visitEasy1h00La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (54 km)
La Barre Natural Forest Area
HikeEasy1h30La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (54 km)

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