Want to take a big breath of fresh air? Far from the hustle and bustle of the city center, discover the many spots to go green in the Greater Roissy ! Park, castle or golf course, everyone has their favorite place to recharge their batteries.
The Renaissance surrounded by nature in Écouen
For a getaway between nature and history, head to the town ofÉCOUEN ! Indeed, one thing is certain, this small town has many surprises in store for you…
What could be better than the domain of the castle ofÉCOUEN to recharge? Thus, after the unmissable visit of the National Renaissance Museum sheltered by the castle, head towards its impressive verdant estate of 19 hectares. At the back, discover an esplanade created by Jules Hardouin-Mansart. A central path leaves from it, leading you straight to the green lung of the city: welcome to the forest of Écouen! Between tall trees and small groves, stroll along the various trails and breathe in a breath of fresh air.
🍽 Our good address : has your little bucolic outing whetted your appetite? Leave the restaurant Il Maestro Listen to fill it! Indeed, located a few meters from the Écouen castle, it offers your taste buds an explosion of flavors halfway between France and Italy. And as a bonus: a veranda overlooking the garden. Ideal for (re)going green!
Roissy-en-France: nature in force
For several years, the city of Roissy-en-France strives to become a green destination. And the bet is successful! Park, flower arrangements, and since 2012… An apiary! Indeed, the city joined the national program “Bee, sentinel of the environment” and saw 8 hives bloom in the orchard adjoining the church. In short: Roissy becomes the place to bee (🐝) to go green!
You do not know where to start ? Here is our selection of places to stretch your legs:
???? The Etienne Tabuteau space : inaugurated in June 2021, this space is the result of the work of students selected as part of the “Botany for Change” competition. Luck ! Its role: to raise awareness and protect biodiversity. Between nest boxes, insect hotels and 40 different plant species, stroll through the heart of this little haven of peace!
⛳️The International Golf of Roissy : that your swing whether worthy of an amateur or seasoned athlete, put yourself in the green au Roissy International Golf ! Thus, in the heart of what is called the Green Valley, take advantage of the 2-kilometre educational trail launched in 2022. Now take a deep breath…and hit the ball!
???? The Town Hall Park : around the town hall of Roissy-en-France, discover this wooded area and its flowery alleys. In addition, each year the tourist office Greater Roissy organizes a free photo exhibition there, in French and English, in the open air! Between art and nature, there is only one step.
The Orangery Park : at the end of the Parc de la Mairie is the Parc de l'Orangerie. On the theme of the 5 continents, it is a real plant tribute to the international character of Roissy-en-France. The opportunity to discover new species, in particular the imposing Cedar of Lebanon!
Gressy in fashion green
On foot or on two wheels, the town of Gressy has perfect places for going green in the Greater Roissy !
The Scandibérique, you know ? This is a 1700 kilometer route in France, which, beyond the borders, connects Trondheim (Norway) to Santiago de Compostela (Spain). If that seems a bit long to you, you can quite simply take it over a shorter distance... And why not Gressy ? Thus, along the Canal de l'Ourcq, pedal at your own pace on the cycle path between the lapping of the water and the song of the birds. An idyllic walk away from the hustle and bustle of the capital!
If you want to enjoy another stroll along the water in Gressy, head to Parc Macquer! Indeed, enthroned in the middle of it, we find the pond of Gressy and its fauna: swans, gudgeons, ducks... Let them accompany you during your stroll!
📌 On foot or by bike, take a breath of fresh air on our two hiking trails : on the Villeparisis-Thieux stage of the Scandibérique, or along the Beuvronne and the Ourcq canal. Hiking shoes or two-wheelers, take your pick!
Local producers of Grand Roissy
If you are looking for what to do when going green, consider the farms of local producers! Yes, Grand Roissy rhymes with delicious products. So, to unearth good specialties or indulge in a bucolic picking, head to the farms of Grand Roissy!
????The Pomamour orchard : for more than 30 years, Bernard has welcomed visitors looking for good products in his orchard. Let his expert eye find your favorite variety of apple!
???? Gathering Compans : from April to November, it is here that the paradise of vegetables and fruits is! In fact, with more than 130 varieties and 50 different species cultivated with respect for sustainable agriculture, it is impossible not to find what you are looking for. But beware ! Note that the schedules vary according to the seasons.
🍺 Breweries : if Grand Roissy rhymes with brasseries, it may not be a coincidence! With us, discover the Roissy Craft House and Orville brewery. The opportunity to bring back memories 100% made in Roissy!
Day hike in Luzarches
Welcome to the greenest place in Grand Roissy: Luzarches ! Partly located in the Oise-Pays de France Regional Nature Park, the town is the starting point for many hikes. Thus, between medieval heritage and green space, discover the architectural treasures of Luzarches.
In addition, in the heart of the forest, discover as you walk along an unexpected fauna: Highland cows, straight from Scotland! A symbol of the twinning of Luzarches with Montrose, a Scottish town.
Finally, seasoned hikers will have a field day on the GR trails of Luzarches. Royaumont, Chantilly forest and Coye, Chemin de Compostelle… All you have to do is choose from the 11 hiking trails in Luzarches !
A unique walk in Parc Maurice Droy
Who would have thought that Le Mesnil-Amelot was the scene of a safari? Thus, 10 minutes by car from Paris Roissy - Charles de Gaulle airport, take the time to go to Maurice Droy Park for a walk full of surprises!
At the turn of the green paths, do not be surprised to come across an elephant or a giraffe. Indeed, do not worry, these wooden sculptures are quite docile. The opportunity to take some pretty pictures!
To end your day on a good note, head to the Plaine Oxygene Leisure Center to bubble with the family! Aquatic area, well-being or even ice rink, everyone has their own activity to have fun!