Between forest and historical heritage, you will live a experience unprecedented in a city of Île-de-France unlike any other. North of Val d'Oise and 25 minutes from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, Écouen will amaze you!
We start our getaway at the Tourist Office. Here, we favor quality and we welcome you as it should. Take the time to drink tea in the Manoir de Tourelles lounge and take the passage through the garden to access the National Renaissance Museum located in the Château d'Écouen.
A remarkable point of view awaits you after this ascent.
And now what do we do?
Do you like history, culture, heritage and funny anecdotes? So go through the castle gates and let yourself be transported by the magic of the place.
We went up… well we have to go down!
Do you hear music? … Who are these strange characters in the alleys? You are at Connétable festival. For 2 days, the city lives to the rhythm of troubadours, festival-goers and street shows.
During this walk, you will admire the very beautiful residences with the cachet of the XIXth century. You discover the past of Écouen… An artistic history representing the quintessence of the art of the XIXth century. So you imagine yourself being part of the colony of painters ! This notably bequeathed to the city a magnificent collection of paintings exhibited in the municipal art gallery.
After this enriching day, it is time to return to the Manoir de Tourelles. You see an exhibition like no other... A very strange telegraph... A telegraph that will herald a new era. Chappe's telegraph, of which the first official world experiment of aerial optical transmission of a message was carried out on the Butte d'Écouen. A permanent exhibition traces the history of "the great experience".
Before returning to your household, we offer you a visit to Saint-Acceul church, carried out on weekends by the association “Les amis de Saint-Acceul”. One last little visit, you can't refuse!
Ecouen more than a story, an experience to live.