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Le Pecq

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Le Pecq - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yvelines
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But it is to the presence of the Seine that the hamlet owes its rise. Many merchants, in order to avoid major tolls between Aupec and Paris, prefer to land their goods in this port and transport them by car to Paris. Port Aupec thus becomes a free port where it is possible to unload, store, handle, tranship the goods destined for Normandy and Burgundy, or from these provinces to supply the capital. Aupec settled down inns and merchants that housed and satisfied the current needs of a frequently renewed clientele. Even after the cancellation of the privilege of the water merchants of Paris in 1672, the port remained a great activity during twenty years. It was, in fact, one of the ports where the materials necessary for the construction of the Palace of Versailles were unloaded, and then the goods destined for the Court.

In 1595, Henry IV ordered the inhabitants of the Pecq to yield to him eighteen to twenty acres of land, necessary for the construction of the gardens of the Château Neuf de Saint-Germain. In compensation, he exempted the Alpicois from the size and various taxes, a privilege which they retained until the Revolution. It was thanks to the presence of the Sun King that the village developed between 1665 and 1682. Farmers and workers settled in Saint-Germain and the immediate vicinity to meet the various needs of the Court and to build the mansions that some sixty great lords have built in this city. It is estimated that at that time the population of the Pecq rose from 200 to 800 inhabitants.

At the Restoration, Le Pecq became a very active trading port and was chosen as the terminus of the first French railway line, inaugurated on 24 August 1837 by Queen Marie-Amélie. The journey from Place de l'Europe to Paris (the Gare Saint-Lazare only dates from 1843) on the right bank of the Pecq (now Toyota garage) had lasted twenty-five minutes. The tourists flocked in, attracted by the charm of the village, the amenities of its shores and the presence of an important spa establishment, the "Spa Français" which operated until 1904.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLe Pecq
Postcode78230
Tourism label
Latitude48.8972670 (N 48° 53’ 50”)
Longitude2.1064340 (E 2° 6’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 25m to 98m
Surface area2.84 km²
Population16753 inhabitants
Density5899 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVersailles (17.1 km, 22 min)
Insee code78481
IntercommunalityCA Saint Germain Seine et Forêts
DepartmentYvelines
RegionIle-de-France

Nearest cities & towns

Le Port-Marly2.3 km (4 min)
Saint-Germain-en-Laye2.3 km (5 min)
Le Vésinet2.7 km (5 min)
Montesson3.9 km (8 min)
Croissy-sur-Seine4.2 km (8 min)
Mareil-Marly4.3 km (8 min)
Marly-le-Roi4.3 km (7 min)
L'Étang-la-Ville4.5 km (9 min)
Chatou5.1 km (11 min)
Louveciennes5.2 km (9 min)
Le Mesnil-le-Roi5.2 km (9 min)
Bougival5.4 km (10 min)
Fourqueux6 km (10 min)
Carrières-sur-Seine6.8 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Events and festivities

Photos

Overview of the city (© Ville du Pecq)
Overview of the city (© Ville du Pecq)
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City Hall (© City of Pecq)
City Hall (© City of Pecq)
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City Hall Gardens (© City of Pecq)
City Hall Gardens (© City of Pecq)
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A summer under the kiosk - Parc Corbière (© Ville du Pecq)
A summer under the kiosk - Parc Corbière (© Ville du Pecq)
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View of the Georges Pompidou bridge (© Ville du Pecq)
View of the Georges Pompidou bridge (© Ville du Pecq)
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The Oise, statue of Letourneur, on the Pompidou bridge (© Ville du Pecq)
The Oise, statue of Letourneur, on the Pompidou bridge (© Ville du Pecq)
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The Source (© Ville du Pecq)
The Source (© Ville du Pecq)
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Pont Georges Pompidou by night (© Ville du Pecq)
Pont Georges Pompidou by night (© Ville du Pecq)
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Old Post Office (© City of Pecq)
Old Post Office (© City of Pecq)
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Vieux Pecq (© City of Pecq)
Vieux Pecq (© City of Pecq)
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Church of Saint-Thibaut by night (© Ville du Pecq)
Church of Saint-Thibaut by night (© Ville du Pecq)
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Church of Saint-Wandrille under the snow (© Ville du Pecq)
Church of Saint-Wandrille under the snow (© Ville du Pecq)
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Day of the Animal - Horse-drawn carriage ride (© Ville du Pecq)
Day of the Animal - Horse-drawn carriage ride (© Ville du Pecq)
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Beach of the park Corbière (© Ville du Pecq)
Beach of the park Corbière (© Ville du Pecq)
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Fishing along the Seine (© Ville du Pecq)
Fishing along the Seine (© Ville du Pecq)
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Castle of the Donjon (© Ville du Pecq)
Castle of the Donjon (© Ville du Pecq)
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French gardens of the Pavillon Sully (© Ville du Pecq)
French gardens of the Pavillon Sully (© Ville du Pecq)
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Pavillon Sully (© City of Pecq)
Pavillon Sully (© City of Pecq)
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Le Pecq - ​​Right Bank (© City of Pecq)
Le Pecq - ​​Right Bank (© City of Pecq)
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Vineyards of the Grottes (© Ville du Pecq)
Vineyards of the Grottes (© Ville du Pecq)
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Fête Ô Pecq - Space for babies (© Ville du Pecq)
Fête Ô Pecq - Space for babies (© Ville du Pecq)
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Feast Ô Pecq (© City of Pecq)
Feast Ô Pecq (© City of Pecq)
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Feast Ô Pecq - Activities (© Ville du Pecq)
Feast Ô Pecq - Activities (© Ville du Pecq)
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Feast Ô Pecq - Activities (© Ville du Pecq)
Feast Ô Pecq - Activities (© Ville du Pecq)
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Fête Ô Pecq - Inflatable structures (© Ville du Pecq)
Fête Ô Pecq - Inflatable structures (© Ville du Pecq)
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Fête Ô Pecq - International Stands (© Ville du Pecq)
Fête Ô Pecq - International Stands (© Ville du Pecq)
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Feast Ô Pecq (© City of Pecq)
Feast Ô Pecq (© City of Pecq)
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Fête Ô Pecq - Dancing evening (© City of Pecq)
Fête Ô Pecq - Dancing evening (© City of Pecq)
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Fête Ô Pecq - Various games (© Ville du Pecq)
Fête Ô Pecq - Various games (© Ville du Pecq)
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Feast Ô Pecq - India Stand (© City of Pecq)
Feast Ô Pecq - India Stand (© City of Pecq)
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NaturÔpecq (© City of Pecq)
NaturÔpecq (© City of Pecq)
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NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
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NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
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NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
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NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
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NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
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NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
NaturÔPecq (© City of Pecq)
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City Hall (© City of Pecq)
City Hall (© City of Pecq)
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The Seine (statue of Letourneur) on the Georges Pompidou bridge (© Ville du Pecq)
The Seine (statue of Letourneur) on the Georges Pompidou bridge (© Ville du Pecq)
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Twinning Christmas Market (© Ville du Pecq)
Twinning Christmas Market (© Ville du Pecq)
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Twinning Christmas Market (© Ville du Pecq)
Twinning Christmas Market (© Ville du Pecq)
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Fishing on the banks of the Seine (© Ville du Pecq)
Fishing on the banks of the Seine (© Ville du Pecq)
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Beach of the park Corbière
Beach of the park Corbière
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Salon des Antiquaires (© City of Pecq)
Salon des Antiquaires (© City of Pecq)
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Salon des Antiquaires (© City of Pecq)
Salon des Antiquaires (© City of Pecq)
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Seine and barges (© Ville du Pecq)
Seine and barges (© Ville du Pecq)
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Church of Saint-Wandrille under the snow (© Ville du Pecq)
Church of Saint-Wandrille under the snow (© Ville du Pecq)
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Weather

Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 16°C
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Sunday 22 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 13°C
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Monday 23 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
E-Ticket – The Villa Savoye by Corbusier
Culture and education8 € Poissy (6.5 km)
Commentated Segway Tour in the Palace of Versailles Park – Duration 2 hours
Culture and education55 € Versailles (10 km)
Commentated Segway Tour in the Palace of Versailles Park – Duration 1 hour
Culture and education35 € Versailles (10 km)
Horse-drawn Carriage Ride of Versailles
Entertainment23 € Versailles (10.7 km)
Guided Tour of the Royal Tennis Court – Versailles
Culture and education10 € Versailles (10.8 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (18.5 km)

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