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

Labeled Towns and Villages in bloom, Éragny, perched on its cliff, dominates the Oise. History knows but little, except that the village finds its origins in a fountain installed by the Romans. In 1564, Jean d'Alesso bought the land and extended the estate. But the revolution will confiscate its property and the commune is born. It became famous in the nineteenth century by the arrival and installation in the presbytery of the writer Bernardin de Saint-Pierre whose novel "Paul and Virginie" will be retained in the bibliography. When the writer dies, the village resumes its anonymity and will preserve it until the 20th century. The installation of a stationery and its presses as well as the development of Cergy-Pontoise will allow the village to take off and become a welcoming and charming city.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude49.0245800 (N 49° 1’ 28”)
Longitude2.0949850 (E 2° 5’ 42”)
AltitudeFrom 22m to 56m
Surface area4.72 km²
Population17173 inhabitants
Density3638 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureCergy (8.8 km, 8 min)
Insee code95218
IntercommunalityCA de Cergy-Pontoise

Nearest cities & towns

Neuville-sur-Oise3 km (6 min)
Conflans-Sainte-Honorine3.1 km (8 min)
Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône3.1 km (7 min)
Pontoise4 km (10 min)
Jouy-le-Moutier4.4 km (9 min)
Maurecourt6.6 km (11 min)
Pierrelaye6.8 km (12 min)
Vauréal8.1 km (15 min)
Andrésy8.3 km (14 min)
Cergy8.5 km (12 min)
Osny9.3 km (17 min)
Achères9.6 km (12 min)
Chanteloup-les-Vignes10 km (16 min)
Triel-sur-Seine10.1 km (17 min)

Things to see and do

The walk in the city is pleasant and likely to surprise you. Starting with the pyramid! Built according to the ziggurats of Mesopotamia, its staircases lead to a culminating point of greenery which allows to have a nice panorama on the city. The visit continues in the heart of the village by the house Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. This building now houses cultural events and the place has retained its charm of yesteryear with magnificent stained glass windows and a remarkable well. Further on, the Espace des Calandres is a witness to the stationery that once settled here. And to plunge back into ancient times, a detour through the lava fed by the Ru will be indispensable. Did you know that the water in this laundry never freezes, not even in winter? If the old church was totally destroyed by the bombing in 1944, the new date of 1959. The priory, then rented to the famous writer of Paul and Virginia, knew many uses of town hall to school for boys. The house of the Russians is also worth a detour by the towpath. This immense building, formerly owned by Russian taxis in Paris, has now become a training center. Finally, the walk ends at the cemetery where the Monument to the Dead and the Placid Cross.

After this trip in the past of Éragny, a little relaxation on the banks of the Oise will be welcome. The towpath will take you through a verdant nature soothing and refreshing. If you wish to swim, the municipal swimming pool welcomes you during the summer season.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities

In Éragny, each season has its share of animations. In spring, you can participate in a huge egg hunt for Easter. It is also during this period that the celebration of the game is held.

In summer, you are invited to the Festival of Éragny. You can also enjoy La Plaine des jeux.

In winter, finally, the Christmas market opens its doors. This is the opportunity to find the last gifts you miss and to admire the magnificent illuminations that flourish on the facades in this festive period. It is also an opportunity to taste a nice hot chocolate and why not, to see Santa on his sleigh!


Tuesday 19 september
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Wednesday 20 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 21 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
E-Ticket – The Villa Savoye by Corbusier
Culture and education8 € Poissy (12.1 km)
Bargain-hunting at La Ressourcerie
EntertainmentFreeEcquevilly (14.5 km)
Guided Tour of La Cité du Cinéma Movie Studios
Culture and education14 € Saint-Denis (21 km)
E-ticket – The Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
Culture and education9 € Saint-Denis (22 km)
Arc de Triomphe E-Ticket – Valid all year
Culture and education12 € Paris (22 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (26 km)


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