Base yourself in Villeparisis and experience the City of Light through a local lens. The neighbourhood is set between Central Paris and the picturesque Île-de-France countryside. Visit nearby chateaux and enjoy sun-drenched days by picturesque lakes. Travel into the city to visit iconic sights and attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.
Things to do in Villeparisis
Spend the day at Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne, a beautiful Neoclassical manor set in landscaped gardens. Join a guided tour to go behind the scenes of the historic chateau and into rooms decorated with French antiques, tapestries and oil paintings. The gardens are stunning and sprawl across more than 85 hectares. Stroll through the formal Pleasure Garden framed by perfectly clipped hedges and venture further afield to explore woodlands, orchards and flower-filled meadows.
Enjoy paddleboarding, kayaking and water sports at Jablines-Annet Leisure Island. The family-friendly park features picturesque lakes fringed by sandy beaches and grassy sunbathing areas. In addition to water sports, enjoy activities like mini golf, table tennis and mountain biking.
The nearby town of Meaux is an excellent day trip from Villeparisis. It’s set on the River Marne and combines centuries of history and culture with a proud military legacy. Learn about the town’s connection to World War I at the Museum of the Great War and visit the magnificent Meaux Cathedral built in the French Gothic style. Beyond history, Meaux is famous for melt-in-your-mouth brie cheese and spicy mustard.
Villeparisis puts you at the doorstep of Paris. Travel into the iconic French capital and explore chic neighbourhoods like Le Marais and the Latin Quarter. Sip café au lait at sidewalk bistros, shop at trendy boutiques and enjoy spectacular city views from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Getting around Villeparisis
Villeparisis is pedestrian-friendly and easy to get around on foot or by bicycle. The neighbourhood is a one-hour drive from Central Paris and 45 minutes by train. Charles de Gaulle Airport is a 30-minute drive away.