Le Pecq

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TownLe Pecq
Insee code78481
Postcode78230
Latitude48.8972670
Longitude2.1064340
AltitudeFrom 25 to 98 meters
Surface2.84 km²
Population16744 inhabitants
Density5895 inhabitants/km²

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National labelSaint-Germain-en-Laye at 940 m
Chief townVersailles (at 17.1 km, 22 min)Le Port-Marly at 1.9 km
DepartmentYvelinesLe Vésinet at 2.1 km
RegionIle-de-FranceSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

  • The common Pecq is located in a loop of the Seine. This is the only city with Paris and Rouen, to be built on both banks of the river. It extends over 292 hectares and its altitude is 25 meters along the Seine to 97.65 meters at Vignes-Benettes. January 1, 2012, the city was home to 16,744 Alpicois name given to its inhabitants. It is part of the district of Saint-Germain-en-Laye and is the capital of the canton.
  • History:
  • This is the Middle Ages appears the existence of the hamlet of Aupec. Land famous vineyards, Le Pecq is mentioned for the first time in a charter of Childebert III, king of France, 704. The abbey of Saint-Wandrille reign on the field, giving the city a major religious past.
  • But it is the presence of the Seine the hamlet owes its development. Many dealers to avoid tolls important Aupec between Paris and prefer to unload their goods at this port and forwarded by cartage to Paris. Port Aupec becomes a free port where you can unload, storing, handling, transshipping goods to Normandy and Burgundy, and from these provinces to supply the capital. Thus settled in Aupec inns and merchants who harbored and met the current needs of customers frequently renewed. Even after the abolition of privilege Merchants Water Paris in 1672, the port retained high activity for twenty years. He was indeed one of the ports where they landed the materials necessary for the construction of the Palace of Versailles, and then goods for the Court.
  • In 1595, Henry ordered the inhabitants of the fourth to give him Pecq eighteen to twenty acres of land required for the construction of the gardens of Chateau Neuf de Saint-Germain. In compensation, he exempted the Alpicois size and various taxes, privilege they retained until the Revolution. This is due to the presence of the Sun King as the village grows between 1665 and 1682. Farmers and workers moved to Saint-Germain and in the immediate vicinity, to meet the diverse needs of the Court and to build homes that sixty lords are building in this city. It is estimated that at that time, the population of Pecq went from 200 to 800.
  • The delimitation of the common Pecq was carried out in the establishment of the cadastral map in 1822. In 1875, following the subdivision of land Vésinet, a new town was created. Le Pecq then lost a little more than half the territory it had on the right bank. Since these changes, the surface of the town is 292 hectares.
  • At the Restoration, Le Pecq becomes a very active commercial port is selected as the terminus of the first line of French railway, opened August 24, 1837 by Queen Marie-Amélie. The journey from the place of Europe in Paris (Gare Saint-Lazare dates only from 1843) on the right bank of Pecq (current Toyota garage) lasted twenty-five minutes. Tourists flock then attracted by the charm of the village, the approval of its banks and the presence of a large spa, the "French Spa" which operated until 1904.
  • The Parisians will spend their long weekend in the village and there enjoy the pleasures of water 15 km from the capital. From 1878, a steamboat, sort of riverboat with a dining room, provided a daily service from May to September, between the Pont Royal in Paris and Le Pecq. The shuttle was abolished in 1925.
  • Before the Second World War, Le Pecq was still a village of 5000 inhabitants whose houses were grouped on the left bank of the Seine. A part of his land was occupied by gardens and orchards. Post-war reconstruction would make the population evolve rapidly: nearly 7000 inhabitants in 1955, 10,000 in 1960, more than 16,000 in 1970, a figure around which it has now stabilized.

SIGHTSEEING

  • Environmental Heritage:
  • Since 1992, the city participated in the competition of cities and villages in bloom. She holds three flowers at the regional level.
  • Corbiere Park: Located along the Seine, the Corbiere park is a landscaped garden of 9 hectares. The riverfront river welcome walkers and fishermen. The look then stops on Corbiere protected site completely wild, where birds such as cormorants, swans and wild ducks, like to come to breed and nest island. Large green lawns, playgrounds for children, picnic tables, the checkered tables, a petting farm and an educational vegetable garden make Corbiere park a privileged space for the whole family. The Rose Garden Françoise Colas home to 17 varieties including Senegal, Catherine Guillot and Alhoa roses. An agricultural field planted with various crops alternating wheat, buckwheat, corn, sunflower, and a meadow of wildflowers bring a country look to the city.
  • A beach of fine sand of 200 m² has been built close to the Seine. During the summer months, sun loungers and parasols are provided and made available to visitors. Children can make pies or build castles while their parents are sunbathing or lounging in the shade. Also during this period, free entertainment is offered every Sunday at 16h in the booth, a fairground carousel kids of a stall selling sweets offers waffles, ice cream or other indulgence (Route Careers - Free admission - Open from 9am to 18:30 (March 1 to April 30), from 9 am to 20:30 and 9h to 21h on weekends and holidays (May 1 to August 31), from 9h to 20h (1 to September 30), from 9 am to 18:30 (from 1 to 31 October) and from 9h to 17h (November 1 to February 28) - Information on +33 1 30 61 21 21 Service parks).
  • Walking and cycling: The city has Pecq five kilometers of trails for walking and walking. Starting the street from French Remembrance near the cemetery, there are several hiking trails: the walk of Eridanus (20 min), the Aranjuez walk (30 min), Corbiere Island Parkway (40 min) or GRP (Great Hiking) Green Belt Île-de-France.
  • By bike you can borrow from the banks of the Seine Corbiere park adventure playground Jean Moulin, through the Walk Hennef, then take the bike path that leads to Port-Marly. On the right bank, a nice ride to offer cyclists still on the banks of the Seine, between Croissy-sur-Seine and the viaduct of the RER, taking the path that Barnes is part of the Green Lane between Paris London since the summer of 2012 (Information on +33 1 30 61 21 21 Service Environment).
  • The inter vineyard Wine Caves: planted in the terrace of Le Nôtre in May 2000, two thousand feet from a vine Pinot Noir grapes produce wines of Burgundy guy named "Wine Caves" (Access Street French memory and the rural road # 2 - Information on +33 1 30 61 21 21 Service Landscape Areas).
  • Architectural Heritage:
  • Church of Saint-Wandrille: 18th (presbytery, XIX). The present church, a triangular pediment, was built by architect Sebastian from January 1739 on the site of a former church.
  • Church of Saint-Thibaut: XX. Built in 1962, the total construction has requested 14 years of work. This is the work of architects Perroin, Lunez and Jung in collaboration with Mr. Lourdain, structural engineer.
  • Railway Viaduct: XIX. Featuring twenty stone arches and extended by an iron bridge over the Seine and two tunnels, it is plotted curve and drop to allow the line, whose terminus was originally at Pecq of reach the station of Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
  • Pavillon Sully: 16th - XVII. This pavilion, built by Jean-Baptiste of Androuet Hoop for Henri IV, is the only remaining New Castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye vestige. Private property is surrounded by French gardens. It is now included in the Inventory of Historic Monuments.
  • Castle Dungeon: rebuilt on the site of the old nineteenth.
  • Fountain Caves: XIX.
  • Career called underground Cathedral: 1804.
  • Old Post Office: XVIII.
  • Bridge Georges Pompidou twentieth. This bridge built in 1963, consists of low profile arches resting on two central concrete piers steel. The west side, the abutments are decorated with statues representing the Oise and the Seine. These statues were made by René Letourneur.

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Effects of Winter Theatre Festival brings together professional and amateur companies, alternating every other year with the Expo, a biennial contemporary art: painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, installation, etc.. Free admission ; in January -February.
  • Exhibition of Arts, exhibition and sale of paintings, sculptures and photographs, organized by the Association of Artists Alpicois.
  • Spring Musical Pecq, music festival ; jazz, gypsy jazz, classical, choral, musical, operetta, etc.. ; in March -April.
  • Go flora and fauna ; exhibition and sale of plants, carriage ride, dog agility demonstrations, activities for children around the fauna and flora, games, ride a pony, free distribution of compost and bulbs ; Free admission ; in May
  • A Summer at Kiosk, shows and free outdoor entertainment every Sunday at 16h in the park kiosk Corbiere, from June to August.
  • Day O Pecq, big party in the city park at Corbiere ; food, folklore and international games, giant inflatables, sports initiations and demonstrations, entertainment for all ages, various shows, concerts, dance, etc.. ; Free admission ; in June.
  • Heritage Days, free visit monuments Alpicois ( Sully pavilion, Castle Keep, St. Wandrille church, etc.). in September.
  • Antiques Fair, exhibition and sale of furniture and antiques and art restorers benefits ; Free admission ; in November.
  • Christmas Market Twinning, all the Spanish tradition, German and British Christmas ; Free admission ; in November or December.
  • Auction of Christmas outdoor market of food for the holiday season (fish, crustaceans, oysters, foie gras, cheeses countries, chocolates and candied chestnuts, champagne, etc.. ) And small gifts last minute ( eyewear, handcrafted jewelry, beauty products, small decorative items, soap and argan oil, etc.. ).

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Perfume creation workshopWellbeingFrom 30 € to 35 €Saint-Germain-en-Laye (1.3 km)
Cookery demonstrations and lessonsLocal flavoursFreeCarrières-sous-Poissy (7.2 km)
Meet over a gastronomic dinnerLocal flavours65 €Garches (7.8 km)
Ludimax indoor and outdoor fun parkEntertainment9.30 €Villepreux (10.7 km)
Participatory workshop kitchen with tastingLocal flavoursFrom 39 € to 129 €Paris (13.7 km)

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PHOTOS

A summer kiosk - Park Corbiere (Pecq © City of)A summer kiosk - Park Corbiere (Pecq © City of)
 
The Oise, Letourneur statue on the bridge Pompidou (Pecq © City of)The Oise, Letourneur statue on the bridge Pompidou (Pecq © City of)
Pont Georges Pompidou at night (© City of Pecq)Pont Georges Pompidou at night (© City of Pecq)
 
View Bridge Georges Pompidou (Pecq © City of)View Bridge Georges Pompidou (Pecq © City of)
Former coach (Pecq © City of)Former coach (Pecq © City of)
 
Hôtel de Ville (City © Pecq)Hôtel de Ville (City © Pecq)
Old Pecq (Pecq © City of)Old Pecq (Pecq © City of)
 
The Source (Pecq © City of)The Source (Pecq © City of)
St. Thibaut night (Pecq © City of)St. Thibaut night (Pecq © City of)
 
St. Wandrille in snow (© City of Pecq)St. Wandrille in snow (© City of Pecq)
Day Animal - Horse-drawn carriage (© City of Pecq)Day Animal - Horse-drawn carriage (© City of Pecq)
 
Beach Park Corbiere (Pecq © City of)Beach Park Corbiere (Pecq © City of)
Fishing along the Seine (Pecq © City of)Fishing along the Seine (Pecq © City of)
 
Castle Dungeon (Pecq © City of)Castle Dungeon (Pecq © City of)
French gardens flag Sully (Pecq © City of)French gardens flag Sully (Pecq © City of)
 
Pavillon Sully (Pecq © City of)Pavillon Sully (Pecq © City of)
Le Pecq - Rive droite ( © City of Pecq)Le Pecq - Rive droite ( © City of Pecq)
 
Vineyards Caves (Pecq © City of)Vineyards Caves (Pecq © City of)
O Pecq Day - Space Baby (Pecq © City of)O Pecq Day - Space Baby (Pecq © City of)
 
Day O Pecq (Pecq © City of)Day O Pecq (Pecq © City of)
O Pecq Day - Animations (© City of Pecq)O Pecq Day - Animations (© City of Pecq)
 
Day O Pecq - Animations (Pecq © City of)Day O Pecq - Animations (Pecq © City of)
Festival Theatre Effects of Winter - Alice in Wonderland (Pecq © City of)Festival Theatre Effects of Winter - Alice in Wonderland (Pecq © City of)
 
Festival Theatre Effects of Winter - Falstaff (Pecq © City of)Festival Theatre Effects of Winter - Falstaff (Pecq © City of)
theater festival Effects of Winter - The Mists of Manchester (Pecq © City of)theater festival Effects of Winter - The Mists of Manchester (Pecq © City of)
 
Festival Theatre Effects of winter - Welcome Mister Chaplin (Pecq © City of)Festival Theatre Effects of winter - Welcome Mister Chaplin (Pecq © City of)
Day O Pecq - Inflatable (Pecq © City of)Day O Pecq - Inflatable (Pecq © City of)
 
O Pecq Day - Stands international (Pecq © City of)O Pecq Day - Stands international (Pecq © City of)
Day O Pecq (Pecq © City of)Day O Pecq (Pecq © City of)
 
O Pecq Day - Dance (Pecq © City of)O Pecq Day - Dance (Pecq © City of)
Day O Pecq - Miscellaneous games (Pecq © City of)Day O Pecq - Miscellaneous games (Pecq © City of)
 
Day O Pecq - Stand of India (Pecq © City of)Day O Pecq - Stand of India (Pecq © City of)
Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)
 
Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)
Florexpo Day and the Animal - Party (Pecq © City of)Florexpo Day and the Animal - Party (Pecq © City of)
 
Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)
Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)
 
Florexpo and Animal Day - party (Pecq © City of)Florexpo and Animal Day - party (Pecq © City of)
Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)Florexpo and Animal Day - Holiday (Pecq © City of)
 
Hôtel de Ville (City © Pecq)Hôtel de Ville (City © Pecq)
Jardins de l'Hôtel de Ville (City © Pecq)Jardins de l'Hôtel de Ville (City © Pecq)
 
The Seine (Letourneur statue) on deck Georges Pompidou (Pecq © City of)The Seine (Letourneur statue) on deck Georges Pompidou (Pecq © City of)
Twinning Christmas Market (Pecq © City of)Twinning Christmas Market (Pecq © City of)
 
Twinning Christmas Market (Pecq © City of)Twinning Christmas Market (Pecq © City of)
Fishing on the Seine (© City the Pecq)Fishing on the Seine (© City the Pecq)
 
Beach Park CorbièreBeach Park Corbière
Spring Musical - Brett Deubner and Caroline Fauchet (Pecq © City of)Spring Musical - Brett Deubner and Caroline Fauchet (Pecq © City of)
 
Spring Musical - Chorus (AJC © City of Pecq)Spring Musical - Chorus (AJC © City of Pecq)
Spring Musical - The King Pouf (Pecq © City of)Spring Musical - The King Pouf (Pecq © City of)
 
Spring Music - Gifted Deaf (Pecq © City of)Spring Music - Gifted Deaf (Pecq © City of)
Spring Musical - Madreselva (Pecq © City of)Spring Musical - Madreselva (Pecq © City of)
 
Spring Musical - Tatich, Gombard, Raffalli (Pecq © City of)Spring Musical - Tatich, Gombard, Raffalli (Pecq © City of)
Musical Spring - Rosenberg Trio (Pecq © City of)Musical Spring - Rosenberg Trio (Pecq © City of)
 
Antiques Fair (Pecq © City of)Antiques Fair (Pecq © City of)
Antiques Fair (Pecq © City of)Antiques Fair (Pecq © City of)
 
Seine and barges (Pecq © City of)Seine and barges (Pecq © City of)
St. Wandrille in snow (© City of Pecq)St. Wandrille in snow (© City of Pecq)
 
Overview of the city ​​(© City of Pecq)Overview of the city ​​(© City of Pecq)

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WEATHER

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Min. 12°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 3 August
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Monday 4 August
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Min. 15°C - Max. 22°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantHôtel Restaurant Pavillon Henri IV  
9
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
A PLACE OF EXCEPTION - Formerly the residence of Louis XIV, Le Pavillon Henri IV offers several panoramic lounges with magnificent views over the valley of the Seine and a large room...
Located 440 m from Le Pecq69 € per person 
World food restaurantZagato World  
8.2
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Across the globe - a kitchen that explores recipes from around the globe. Design and elegant. Welcome to Zagato World in Saint-Germain-en-Laye! Modern and refined - The Zagato World...
Located 800 m from Le Pecq6 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Manège  
8.4
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
WARM - This is an authentic Le Manège that opens the doors of his enchanting world setting. In an old building of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, immerse yourself in a period setting with stone...
Located 820 m from Le Pecq30 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsLes bouvreuils    
7.8
Vaucresson
Calm, charm and comfort for the guest room enjoying a completely independent entrance. On the first floor; a large bedroom with double bed, shower and separate toilet, on the ground...
Located 6.8 km from Le Pecq90 € the double room 
House with 2 bedroomsHouse with 2 bedrooms    
9.2
Sèvres
10 minutes from Paris and Versailles, calm assure in this house situated in Sèvres near the Parc de Saint Cloud. Very accessible by public transport.
Located 11.1 km from Le Pecq75 € the double room 
Apartment with 1 bedroomUnelogenville studio indépendant    
9
Paris
Living in a studio host, is reaping the benefits of a hotel room, more freedom. This is what unelogenville.com offers. This studio 20 m² renovated, separate the glass and polished concrete...
Located 15.6 km from Le Pecq125 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 2 persons' Bambou ' dans une villa d'Architecte  
8.8
La Celle-Saint-Cloud
Prices: Week from 330 Europas night NI Weekend Only week, fortnight rate declining for four weeks and 290 € for 1 to 2 weeks quiet wooded station and shops 300 m Paris Gare St Lazare...
Located 5.3 km from Le Pecq330 € per week 
House for 5 personsVilla Indigo maison d'amis indépendante
La Celle-Saint-Cloud
Classified 3 stars Prefecture '' Catering & 3 Clévacances no weekend. OR nights. . Independent house 4pers 600 € 5 friends pers700 € Discount for 3 weeks for 4 weeks 570E and 540 €...
Located 5.7 km from Le Pecq600 € per week 
Farm for 40 persons1 à 40pers Ferme Moulineaux - versailles
Bailly
Stay in the day from one person.. Day-Use formula possible. 7 cottages at your disposal. Can facilitate the organization of wedding, birthday, communion, family, friends, seminars......
Located 8 km from Le Pecq495 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
510 places over 7 haCamping Indigo Paris    
8.2
Paris
Right in the green center of Bois de Boulogne along the river Seine. The campsite Paris-Bois de Boulogne extends over an area of 7ha. An ideal place to go and visit Paris. 510 pitches...
Located 10 km from Le Pecq 
180 places over 4 haHuttopia Versailles    
8.4
Versailles
Versailles camping (Ile-de-France region) enables you and your family to visit the historic town of Versailles, its Château, yet you can also escape to Paris (station rer C Porchefontaine...
Located 12.1 km from Le Pecq 

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HOTELS

Pavillon Henri IV - Hotel in Le PecqPavillon Henri IV     
8.5
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Set in Saint-Germain Castle’s park, the Pavillon Henri IV offers 4-star accommodations with amazing views of Paris and the Seine Valley. Guest rooms combine elegant decor with modern...
Located 410 m from Le PecqRoom from 139 €
Ermitage des Loges - Hotel in Le PecqErmitage des Loges     
7.1
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Situated on the edge of the woods, facing the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the Ermitage des Loges is located 500 metres from the train station, giving easy access to La Défense....
Located 1.2 km from Le PecqRoom from 75 €
Campanile Montesson - Le Vésinet - Hotel in Le PecqCampanile Montesson - Le Vésinet     
7.8
Montesson
This hotel is a short distance from Paris in a quiet yet strategic position, striving to achieve a warm and friendly atmosphere, making your stay as pleasant as possible. Montesson...
Located 1.2 km from Le PecqRoom from 49 €

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Appart'City Versailles Magny Magny-Les-Hameaux
Located in Magny-Les-Hameaux and surrounded by Parc Naturel régional de la Haute Vallée de Chevreuse, this hotel has stylish apartments and studios with...
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Cerise Maisons Laffitte
With a 24-hour front desk, Cerise Maisons Laffitte is 350 metres from the Château de Maisons-Laffitte and 700 metres from...
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