Link between two historic countries
Nestled on the left bank of the Oise, the territory of Regional Natural Park is attached to the Pays de France and the Pays Valois, places of residence of the Merovingians then lands of elections of the Capetians.
This royal presence strongly marked him and left many prestigious testimonies:
- abbeys (Royaumont, Chaâlis ...),
- castles (Chantilly, Raray ...),
- royal city of Senlis and its cathedral, etc.
The Park, north of Paris, is a real green lung thanks to its three majestic forests (Ermenonville, Halatte and Chantilly forests) and its numerous ponds and valleys. It is full of unmissable natural environments and among them:
- the Ermenonville sandy moors,
- the swamp of Theve
- the lawns on the limestone slopes of the Oise
- as well as many typical villages the old buildings also give a real character to this territory. So many places to daydream and stroll.
The challenge for the Park is to preserve the rurality and heritage of the territory. The Park, a real tool for interregional land use planning, has set itself the objective of controlling the development of its territory and responding to the following challenges:
- Preserve and sustainably manage the territory's natural and cultural heritage
- Promote balanced economic development
- Welcome and raise public awareness of the environment and heritage
Thus, the Oise-Pays de France Regional Natural Park is the realization of a strong common will so that this region is a recognized, preserved and sustainably developed territory.
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Park House :
Installed in the Château de la Borne Blanche, a large XNUMXth century building, it is the administrative headquarters and the workplace of the team. Accessible by RER: Borne Blanche stop.
It is in the heart of a five hectare wooded park in the southwest of the town of Orry-la-Ville, and on the edge of the Chantilly forest, it is an ideal starting point for hikes.
Monday to Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 13:30 p.m. - 18 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 13:30 p.m. - 17 p.m.
Luzarches tourist information office answers your questions about the different hiking activities and routes.