You have a few hours ahead of you before joining theParis Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport ? Do you want to take advantage of your stopover just a stone's throw from the airport? Come and discover the typical charm of the village of Roissy-en-France, example of communion between past and present.
How to get to transport to Roissy ?
If you want to explore the village and you are coming from Paris, take the RER B and stop at the station Charles de Gaulle Airport 1. Six different bus lines drop you off in Roissy city center from the Roissypôle bus station. If you are already atParis-Roissy CDG airport, go to the bus station and then take one of these lines. Nothing could be easier thanks to the CDGVal which connects the major hubs of the airport.
If you later need to go to one of the hotels in our territory, several alternatives exist.
Roissy Town Hall Park: between nature and heritage
Start by discovering the radiant colors of the many species of the Roissy-en-France Town Hall Park. Did you know that the latter is called "the 5 continents"? Indeed, it is enriched with plant essences from all over the world. A true witness to the international character of the town, your gaze will immediately be absorbed by an imposing relic. Proudly enthroned next to theGrand Roissy Tourist Office : it's about Concorde main landing gear ! You can also download the application Izi Travel, available on IOS and Android, which is a pocket audio tour guide to listen to the history of Roissy-en-France walking through the old village.
A cultural stroll
After having reveled in this witness to our past and its history, walk through the small alleys of the Park. A shimmering object in a metallic color arouses your curiosity. As you approach, you will discover a modern sculpture by Alex Labejof. He is a sculptor from the Val d'Oise who designed the “Metalith”. This represented a hybrid form between the bird and the plane, a metaphor for the cohabitation of nature and the famous airport. Continue your walk and let your gaze fly a few meters above the ground. Admire the majesty of the Cedar of Lebanon. Then, continuing your stroll through the green alleys, cultivate yourself thanks to theannual photographic exhibition. This route will take you to the edge of the park where some vestiges of the old castle remain. Thus, you will find the South gate there as well as the gate of the East gable of the stables, presenting the coat of arms of the town and the agricultural past closely linked to the history of the town.
End your walk in the Park by going to the Town Hall esplanade. You will be able to admire this sumptuous building, built from the stones of the old castle of the village as well as its neighboring sculptures and the remains which are exposed there.
A charm of yesteryear: discovering the Saint Eloi church and the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle fountain
Join the village and soak up its old world charm. The old houses still carved in stone coexist with the many bistros and restaurants de Roissy-en-France. Finally, end your walk with a stop at Saint-Eloi church. Explanatory panels present the fascinating history of the church to you. Do not hesitate to step through the door and discover a rich interior and the superb works which are enthroned within it. Here you are outside! Below, the soothing sound of water from the Saint-Jacques de Compostelle fountain end your walk in style!
Once the hour has elapsed, join the "church" stop on line 22 which is located a few meters away in order to get to the Roissypôle bus station to return to Paris-Roissy CDG airport and take off on new adventures.
This visit can also be done via an audio guide, available for free on the Izi.Travel application.