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Pontoise

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

Pontoise - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Val-d'Oise
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Once a source of inspiration for the painter Camille Pissarro, the Town of Art and History of Pontoise on the banks of the Oise has a lot of interesting heritage for architecture and culture fans. Saint-Maclou cathedral, which overlooks the rooftops from the upper part of town, was built from the 12th to 16th centuries and combines Primitive Gothic, Flamboyant Gothic and Renaissance styles. After visiting this listed historic monument, take a stroll in the surrounding narrow streets then head to the town's museums.

Tavet-Delacour museum, which occupies a late 15th-century mansion, is home to the town's historic collections, as well as works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries, including by the artist Otto Freundlich.

The Camille Pissarro museum, housed an impressive mansion on the site of the former royal château, has a large display of drawings and engravings by the famous Impressionist who worked in Pontoise from 1866 to 1883. Don't miss the museum's park for the superb "garden of the five senses" filled with aromatic and medicinal plants, as well as the stunning panoramic view over the Oise valley from the ramparts.

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Pontoise

Sa situation géographique, son histoire, ses traditions, ses spécialités gastronomiques.

Things to see and do

The historic heart of Pontoise Beliën is built on the Mount, limestone plateau, the rock was exploited in the Middle Ages. Many cavities reflect this activity. Pontoise is also renowned for the diversity and stunning ornamentation cellars old houses.

Built on a limestone plateau at the edge of the Oise, the historic heart of the city Pontoise has amazing caves and ancient underground quarries of the 12th and 16th centuries, remains of its glorious past. Discover underground every Sunday afternoon of the year at 14:30. Visit the Tourist Office of Cergy-Pontoise place Pool. Tours by appointment (paid, free for children under 7 years). Duration: 2 hours. Tel. : +33 1 34 41 70 60.

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Pissarro Museum
Pissarro Museum
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Museum Pissarro
Museum Pissarro
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Facade of the museum Tavet - Delacour, Pontoise
Facade of the museum Tavet - Delacour, Pontoise
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Grand Hall of the Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
Grand Hall of the Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
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Sparrow Cave - Tunnel of Pontoise
Sparrow Cave - Tunnel of Pontoise
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Bracket of the great gallery - Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
Bracket of the great gallery - Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
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Small gallery of the Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
Small gallery of the Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
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Pillar turned the great gallery - Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
Pillar turned the great gallery - Cave of Sparrows - Pontoise
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