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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yvelines

Ville-porte of the Regional Nature Park of the French Vexin, Limay takes place in the Île-de-France region, in the Yvelines department. Located on the banks of the Seine, the town is located opposite Mantes-la-Jolie, only fifty kilometers from Paris.

The territory of Limay developed in prehistoric times, as evidenced by various vestiges and other tools found on the spot. It developed shortly before the Roman conquest as well as in the Middle Ages, with the construction of a monastery of Célestins destroyed during the French Revolution.

Even today, Limay reveals a charming architectural and historical heritage that testifies to the long human presence on its territory. Its proximity with the most beautiful sites of Yvelines or Normandy also confers to it an important and regular tourist activity.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.9921810 (N 48° 59’ 32”)
Longitude1.7353840 (E 1° 44’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 17m to 137m
Surface area11.48 km²
Population16319 inhabitants
Density1421 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVersailles (49 km, 36 min)
Insee code78335
IntercommunalityCC Coteaux du Vexin

Nearest cities & towns

Mantes-la-Jolie1.8 km (6 min)
Porcheville4 km (8 min)
Issou4.5 km (7 min)
Guitrancourt5 km (8 min)
Mantes-la-Ville5.3 km (9 min)
Follainville-Dennemont5.6 km (9 min)
Gargenville6.1 km (10 min)
Fontenay-Saint-Père6.7 km (10 min)
Saint-Martin-la-Garenne7.2 km (11 min)
Auffreville-Brasseuil7.3 km (11 min)
Magnanville7.5 km (11 min)
Breuil-Bois-Robert7.8 km (11 min)
Buchelay7.9 km (12 min)
Rosny-sur-Seine8.1 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Classified as Historical Monuments, the church of Saint-Aubin dates, for its oldest parts, of the first half of the twelfth century. One can admire an old choir of late Romanesque style, as well as many 13th-century Gothic-style elements, like the vaulted ogives, the double nave or the choir-square hall. Do not miss the portal of flamboyant style reconstructed by the throes of the Hundred Years War. With a stone spire more than forty meters high, the bell tower was completely restored at the beginning of the 20th century. Inside, you can discover a Dutch canvas of the 16th century, as well as a Hebrew stone of more than 1,500 years.

Also classified as a Historic Monument, the Old Bridge dates back to the 10th and 12th centuries, and was rebuilt at the beginning of the 17th century by Sully. Destroyed today, it still uncovers the remains of the ancient gates, some arches, and the house of the ferryman.

Today old building, the former monastery of the Celestines can still be admired in Limay. Founded in the second half of the fourteenth century, it was completely destroyed in the French Revolution, leaving only the caves of the hermits. One can however discover the exterior of the convent of the Capuchins.

The Chateau des Célestins has some elements classified as Historic Monuments such as its façades, the roofs of the main building, or three rooms on the ground floor with Empire style decor. Not far away, it is possible to admire from the outside the castle of Moussets built in the 17th century.

Classified as a regional nature reserve, the former quarry is a protected area of ​​nearly seventy hectares, much appreciated by walkers and lovers of outdoor activities.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The market takes place on Tuesdays and Fridays morning. A fall farmers' market is held in mid-October. A Christmas market is also offered at the end of the year with several entertainments.

In early October, the city offers its fair to everything.

On the program of the NouZaVous festival, in June, you will enjoy plays, readings, and concerts.

The fraternity festival is organized in July, featuring entertainment, food services and concerts.


Tuesday 17 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 22°C
Wednesday 18 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 20°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bargain-hunting at La Ressourcerie
EntertainmentFreeEcquevilly (15.1 km)
E-Ticket – The Villa Savoye by Corbusier
Culture and education8 € Poissy (23 km)
France Miniature Tickets
Entertainment21 € Élancourt (29 km)
Commentated Segway Tour in the Palace of Versailles Park – Duration 2 hours
Culture and education55 € Versailles (34 km)
Commentated Segway Tour in the Palace of Versailles Park – Duration 1 hour
Culture and education35 € Versailles (34 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (48 km)
Bord de Seine
Village visitEasy1h30Poses (50 km)
The Orchids
HikeEasy2h15La Feuillie (55 km)


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