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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Val-d’Oise, France your home away from home

Anyone looking for a scenic getaway in the North of France should try the department of Val-d’Oise. This is a beautiful area of the country and is just a short drive away from the capital city, Paris. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, B&Bs, gites and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Val-d’Oise, France

Val-d’Oise offers some wonderfully picturesque places for hikers, cyclists and horse riders to explore. Visitors to the department will be able to gain a different perspective of the area by taking a hot air balloon trip or paragliding. Visitors will also find numerous golf courses to choose from in the department as well as some good tennis courts. The lakes and rivers here are ideal for various watersports such as fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, waterskiing and sailing. There are numerous bars, cafes and restaurants in Val-d’Oise serving superb French cuisine as well as some international fare. There many shops in the area and self catering holidaymakers will be able to pick up food and drink from the markets and supermarkets. Larger retailers are to be found in the larger towns and cities of the department such as Argenteuil .

Places to visit on holiday to Val-d’Oise, France

Val-d’Oise has many interesting places to visit with splendid old buildings such as Royaumont Abbey, which dates back to the 13th century. Also holidaymakers may like to visit Chateau d’Ecouen or the gothic Saint Martin Church at Montmorency. Also in Montmorency is the Jean-Jacques Rousseau Museum, which is well worth a visit. The gardens at the Domaine de Villarceaux are magnificent as is the scenery at Vexin Francais Regional Nature Park. Family fun can be found at Park Asterix, France’s second most famous theme park. Visitors may also like to take a day trip to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower and the many other attractions the French capital city has to offer.

Weather in Val-d’Oise, France

The climate in this part of France is similar to Southern England with the warmest months normally July and August and the coldest December to February. Average high temperatures in Val-d’Oise are about 22 degrees centigrade in July and August. In January the average high is five degrees centigrade, but temperatures can fall below zero in winter. Rainfall is moderate in the summer with June and July averaging about eight hours of sunshine per day.

Travel to Val-d’Oise, France

Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in Paris is partially located within the department of Val-d’Oise with flights to and from various domestic locations as well as international airports. Air France is the main carrier here with flights to major European cities such as Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Beijing-Capital (PEK), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Lisbon (LIS), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow-Sheremetyevo (SVO), New York (JFK), Rome-Fiumicino (FCO), Tokyo-Narita (NRT) and Vienna (VIE), amongst others. Car rental firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt.

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                                                                                                      A nice character house

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                                                                                                      Good location for visiting Paris & Chantilly and local chateau's
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      peaceful family retreat

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our stay here. The cottage is very quaint but well equipped. The water is a good pressure, the kitchen is well equipped. The living room is minimalist but comfortable. The log burner is so relaxing. The bedrooms are both good sizes and the bathroom has a good bath/shower. The only thing I would say is we are not used to wooden floors so wearing slippers is a must to prevent accidents. We were astonished by how good the wifi was! We had good weather for the time of year and enjoyed walks in the woods and surrounding grounds. There are about 5 good super markets about 5 minutes drive away and not far from the lovely town of Chantilly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Warm and welcoming

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                                                                                                      We have just spent a wondeful Christmas week in this warm and welcoming home. We felt right at home right from the start as we were greeted by Aubry, the owner, and shown around this very interesting, eclectic hide away. We were a family of 7, with three kids and two grandparents, and Aubry had made sure we were all accommodated and had even put out some Christmas decorations to add to the warm atmoshere. Leading up to our stay we had very good, prompt communication with Aubry who happily answered all our questions and sent all relevant information for our arrival. We loved our week staying here, going to the village in the morning to pick up something for breakfast from the local boulangerie and enjoying walks along the river. We had two days in Paris, which was very accessible on the train, although you could walk, we parked at Herblay station as we would be back quite late. We also enjoyed a day at Versailles which was well worth the visit. The location is very convenient for day trips and makes a great base for a family break. We all came away feeling like we had had a real escape, enjoying the eclectic decor and natural surroundings. We hope to make a return visit one day and would love to see the area in the Summer next time. Many thanks for a wonderful week.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016