North of Paris / Nord de Paris
Oise, a Discovery L’oise : département aux mille découvertes
On the agenda there is the leisure and nautical centre at Saint-leu d’esserent offering a host of activities, like water sports, for families in a natural setting. 19 rue de la Garenne, 60340 St-leu d’esserent, 03 44 56 77 88, www.basestleu.com The highly original Musée de la Nacre et de
la Tabletterie offers a journey into the world of mother of pearl in a region where it has been fashioned for centuries. 51 rue Roger Salengro, 60110 Méru, 03 44 22 61 74, www.musee-nacre.com At the Musée du Train à Vapeur, the museum devoted to steam trains, you can take a ride in an authentic steam train and learn the history of these trains in circulation in France from 1870 to 1950. Place de la Gare, 60360 Crèvecoeur-le-grand, 01 34 73 04 40, www.musee-mtvs.com The Maison de la Pierre offers a journey into an underground quarry to learn all about the geology of the region, ancient know-how and how mushrooms are cultivated. 22 rue Jean Jaurès, 60740 Saint-maximin, 03 44 61 18 54, www.maisondelapierre-oise.fr Philip IV founded the Abbaye Royale du Moncel in 1309 and today you can explore the site and see what life was like in a medieval abbey. Abbaye Royale du Moncel, 60700 Pontpoint, 03 44 72 33 98, www.abbayedumoncel.fr On another medieval note, the Parc Carisiolas takes you into the heart of a medieval village where craftsmen fashion stone, pottery and bread as they did in times of yore. D932-le chemin des vaches, 60400 Crisolles, 03 44 09 01 73, www.carisiolas.com The Musée Gadzarts is devoted to applied arts and crafts and retraces the life of the Duke de La Rochefoucauld. 2 ave de la Faïence, 60140 Liancourt, 03 44 73 12 09, www.fondam.org The Brosserie de Saint-félix water mill on the banks of the Thérain takes you into the world of the mills for milling wheat that were once prominent in the region. 650 rue du Moulin, 60370 Saint-félix, 03 44 26 29 71/06 80 66 13 19 www.moulin-de-saint-felix.jimdo.com © The Parc Chédeville offers, in a natural setting, a host of activities revolving around environmental themes. 10 rue de la Brèche, 60140 Mogneville, 03 44 24 90 85 www.ccl-valeedoree.fr/le-parc-chedevile The delightful animal park of the Potager des Princes brings together beautiful gardens, small farm animals and activities for young and old alike. 17 rue de la Faisanderie, 60500 Chantilly, 03 44 57 39 66, www.potagerdesprinces.com At the Pavillon de Manse a discovery into the hydraulic systems once used to bring water into the Domaine of Chantilly can be discovered. 34 rue des Cascades, 60500 Chantilly, 03 44 62 01 33, www.pavillondemanse.com La Sucrerie introduces visitors to the regional heritage that is sugar and the future of plant life 12 Hameau de la Sucrerie, RD 1017, 60190 Francières, 09 81 35 69 53 www.la-sucrerie.hautsdefrance.fr The Pass’ Oise Découverte is available at the partner sites, tourism offices and venues and hotels and lodgings.