An article by Vokya D, added on 07 December 2023 3 min. reading

The Île-de-France region recently awarded the status of “Heritage of Regional Interest” to three new sites located in Val-d’Oise. This designation aims to strengthen the development of local treasures and make them accessible to the public.

Architectural diversity in the spotlight

During the recent session of the Ile-de-France regional assembly, the rich heritage of Val-d'Oise was celebrated with the award of the label “Heritage of regional interest” to three new sites. This distinction opens up new perspectives for the preservation and promotion of these historical treasures.

Growth in the number of labeled sites

With 11 new certified sites during the regional council meeting on November 17, the total number now stands at 213 remarkable buildings benefiting from the visibility and funding of the region since the launch of this initiative in 2018. Whether industrial, rural or artistic, these jewels, once restored, contribute to the tourism strategy of promoting the region’s heritage.

An Art Deco party hall in Deuil-la-Barre

In the town of Deuil-la-Barre, an atypical village hall built in 1936 in art deco style is in the spotlight. With a capacity of 1 seats, this rotunda retains its charm despite modifications. Thanks to financial support from the region, the municipality will be able to undertake a major rehabilitation, thus offering a second life to this place which will continue to host community activities, shows and school groups.

Deuil-la-Barre village hall

A windy story in Saint-Witz

To the north in Saint-Witz, a small town of 2 inhabitants, another building has been awarded the “Heritage of Regional Interest” label. After the aeronautical flagship awarded at the start of the year, it is the turn of a of the last windmills in the region dating from the XNUMXth centuryth century to be the subject of particular attention. This private building, offering one of the turrets of the best preserved windmill in Ile-de-France, will benefit from a well-deserved restoration.

Old windmill of Saint-Witz

Exoticism and architectural elegance in Herblay-sur-Seine

In a different style, the Moorish Villa of Herblay-sur-Seine is also honored. Built and designed at the end of the XIXth century by industrial designer Victor Madeleine, this building, purchased by the town hall in 2022, testifies to the fascination with the Orient. The municipality wishes to preserve this historical witness by offering it a new life within the local community.

Moorish villa in Herblay-sur-Seine