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Enghien-les-Bains

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

Enghien-les-Bains - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Val-d'Oise
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Famous since the 18th century for its sulphurous water with recognised beneficial properties, the elegant spa town of Enghien-les-Bains, located on the banks of a vast (43- hectare) lake, is the only spa resort in the Ile-de-France region. The thermal baths, which specialise in the treatment of ENT and respiratory disorders, and osteoarthritis, offers medical cures and a 3,500-m² beauty treatment, sport and spa centre, Le Spark, to meet your well-being and fitness needs. It is a fantastic complex and the perfect place to unwind and recharge your batteries! Just opposite is the stunning Enghien lake, where you can go for lovely walks along the banks or do water sports like sailing, rowing, fishing and pedalo boating. On your walk, make a point of strolling around the rose garden and on Patenôtre-Desnoyers esplanade, two of the town's key attractions.

Enghien-les-Bains also offers a raft of entertainment and events throughout the year, with a casino (the only one in Ile-de-France) and plenty of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as plays, operas and concerts. Every year in late June/early July, the banks of the lake play host to Enghien Jazz Festival, a major music event starring some of the greatest names in jazz.

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Enghien-les-Bains

Enghien-les-Bains is a town of Val-d'Oise, located just 11 km northwest of Paris.

Unique spa Ile-de-France, Enghien-les-Bains offers visitors a wide choice of entertainment, entertainment in a unique setting just minutes from Paris. The first Casino of France, the theater, the Arts Center and more than 300 shops give Enghien-les-Bains dynamism unmatched. For relaxing break, the Spark welcomes you into a world of serenity and harmony to awaken your senses and your feelings close to the lake.

The city of Enghien-les-Bains was established by law in 1850. Its name comes from the lordship of Enghien, near Mons in Belgium. In 1689, the Prince of Conde is lord of the land in Montmorency. It is also lord of Enghien in Hainaut. He obtained the king's permission to change the name of his duchy in the peerage of Montmorency d'Enghien. Thus the new pond of Montmorency (future Lake Enghien) he becomes the pond of Enghien. A few years after the Revolution, Montmorency finds its original name, but the use remains the name of Enghien in the pond. Also, when some time after a hamlet is at this point he will naturally called "Hamlet of Enghien."

Things to see and do

Enghien-les-Bains preserved spa architecture typical of 19th century and the Belle Epoque. Going through the city, you can admire many public buildings and private houses that perpetuate the special charm of the city: neo-Gothic castles, Swiss chalets, cottages Normandy-style, neo-classical villas with their mansard roofs, Second Empire buildings, ornamental art nouveau ...

The town has many green spaces to picnic or rest. You can also make pedal boats, sailing and rowing. Lakeside, the Spark, the largest spa in the Île-de-France, welcomes you for a relaxing time! And in the evening, the Casino is waiting for you to spend an evening at the frenzied pace of slot machines.

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Events and festivities

In June, the city sounds. Les Bains Digital, Digital Arts Festival, and Enghien Jazz Festival Enghien-les-Bains animate. A monumental floating stage is then installed on the lake welcome numerous artists such as Uncle Ben Soul, Raphael, the Blues Brothers Band or Maceo Parker ...

Every third Sunday in September, a large flea market is organized by the Lions Club of Enghien-Montmorency at the pier of the lake.

But the rich and varied cultural season can get throughout the year.

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Enghien Jazz Festival
A celebration of all types of jazz on the banks of Enghien LakeJune / July 2017

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Pier Lake
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Lake
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A stroll along Lake
A stroll along Lake
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Perle du Val-d'Oise embedded at the gates of the Valley of Montmorency, Enghien-les-Bains enjoys a remarkable tourist. Enjoy your stay in Enghien-les-Bains to radiate in the department and around and discover the heritage Paris region. Forests, castles, abbeys and museums will introduce you to a department with a rich heritage and fascinating history. And proximity to Paris you will achieve your desires.

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