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Franconville - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Val-d'Oise

Franconville is located in the Val-d'Oise, in the heart of the Valley of Montmorency, between the Butte de Montmorency and that of Parisis. At 17 kilometers north-west of Paris, Franconville is part of the joint outer ring of suburbs. This is the fifth town in the department.

Even in the village until years 60-70, Franconville has been known for demographic and economic growth comparable to that of the major suburbs of the Paris region.

Franconville, young and dynamic city? With more than 65% of the population is under 40 years, the municipality has always wanted to provide the city with sports (sports center and recreation, skating, tennis, squash, badminton, miniature golf, bowling, billiards, stadium, shooting, BMX track, roller park and 11 gymnasiums) and cultural (Saint-Exupery space comprising function rooms, theater, cinema, exhibitions, library, music school, a community center).

Franconville also has a rich network of associations with 150 associations and clubs.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.9860110 (N 48° 59’ 10”)
Longitude2.2296320 (E 2° 13’ 47”)
AltitudeFrom 54m to 167m
Surface area6.19 km²
Population33435 inhabitants
Density5401 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCergy (17.7 km, 15 min)
Insee code95252
IntercommunalityCA le Parisis

Nearest cities & towns

Le Plessis-Bouchard2.7 km (9 min)
Sannois3 km (9 min)
Ermont3.2 km (8 min)
Montigny-lès-Cormeilles4 km (10 min)
Cormeilles-en-Parisis4.9 km (10 min)
Saint-Prix5 km (9 min)
Beauchamp5.3 km (12 min)
Saint-Leu-la-Forêt5.8 km (11 min)
Eaubonne6.1 km (11 min)
Argenteuil6.7 km (12 min)
Margency6.9 km (15 min)
Saint-Gratien6.9 km (9 min)
Montlignon7.8 km (16 min)
Taverny7.8 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

Franconville, green city ... With its 220 hectares of green spaces, its parks and gardens, Franconville offers plenty of relaxation and conviviality. At the heart of the city, the Bois des Eboulures acquired by the municipality to preserve, is a good place to jog, the fitness trail or a stroll with your family. Similarly, the development of the Butte du Parisis can walk Cormeilles Montigny-les-Cormeilles. Franconville won three flowers in the competition of cities and villages in bloom in 2010.

Places of interest

Leisure centres
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Flea market in May in the parking lot of City Hall.

Furia Sound Festival in June in the Woods Eboulures.

Association Forum in September at CSL.


Chateau Cadet de Vaux and the park
Chateau Cadet de Vaux and the park
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Woods Eboulures
Woods Eboulures
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Athletics Interclub
Athletics Interclub
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided Tour of La Cité du Cinéma Movie Studios
Culture and education14 € Saint-Denis (10.7 km)
Hands-on cookery workshop with tasting
Local flavours39 € to 129 € Paris (12 km)
Shopping Trip to the Vallée Village Outlet – Departing from Porte Maillot
Entertainment25 € Paris (12.4 km)
Gourmet Tour of the Ternes Neighbourhood
Local flavours47 € Paris (12.9 km)
Coffee and Chocolate Gourmet Tour
Local flavours28 € Paris (13 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (16.9 km)
The edges of the Marne and Charles Trenet's house
HikeEasy4h00Joinville-le-Pont (26 km)
The open-air dance halls ('les guinguettes') of the edge of the Marne
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy50 minChampigny-sur-Marne (28 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals