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About Val d'Oise

Val d’Oise is a department in the Ile de France. The prefecture, Pontoise, lies some 28 kilometres from the centre of Paris, and the river Oise is a major tributary of the Seine.The best places to stay in the Val d’Oise allow you to make the most of this undiscovered part of Northern France, whilst at the same time being an excellent option if you wish to visit the capital, but not stay there.

The area has a strong agricultural tradition, although increasingly the population is becoming more focused on Paris, which is a short commute. Despite being slightly overshadowed by its grand neighbour, there is much to see and do in Val d’Oise, The area has a rich and varied archaeological and historical heritage.

There are many interesting places to visit; La Roche-Guyon, with it’s atmospheric keep and chateau; Auvers sur Oise, famous for its landscapes by Cezanne, Pisarro, Van Gogh and co; the fine chateau at Ecouen which is home to the Museum of the Renaissance; the thirteenth century Abbey at Royaumont, the list goes on…

Charles de Gaulle airport is located in the Eastern part of Val d’Oise, making it easily accessible and for those with families Disneyland is nearby.

Use our pick of best places to stay in Val d’Oise and start to plan your visit.

For families

  • Villa 1865 in Saint Witz is a lovely traditional house situated on a hilltop. It has three rooms and the feel is contemporary with all mod cons. There are lovely gardens and pool, the views are spectacular. An ideal place for the family with easy access to both Disneyland Paris and Asterix Park.

For easy access to Paris

  • Hostellerie du Prieure is a lovely small hotel in a charming village surrounded by forests and nature. The interiors are chic with stunning rooms and suites. There is a delightful restaurant. Very family friendly and great value. Only fifteen minutes to Paris on the train.

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Best Hotels in Val d'Oise

  • Hostellerie du Prieuré 8 rooms from £104

    Saint-Prix, Val d'Oise

    A beautiful hotel/B&B on the outskirts of Paris in a charming village and surrounded by nature and forests. Boutique chic interiors include stunning rooms and suites with around the world themes, and a delightful restaurant. Family friendly, excellent value and 15 minutes on a train into Paris.

    Families  -  Family rooms and family suites are available.
    Spa  -  A few minutes walk away there's a spa and therapy centre.
    Great walks  -  Montmorency forest is perfect for hiking and walks.
    Recommended by  -  Sawdays
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  • Villa 1865 3 rooms from £79

    Saint-Witz, Val d'Oise

    A lovely traditional house set on a hilltop in the countryside just outside Paris. Just three simple rooms, sleeping 10 people in total, are contemporary in style with all the mod cons. Excellent tables d'hotes on request, gardens, and pool. Ideal for a family and lots of local exploring.

    Local exploring  -  Within easy reach of Paris and other major attractions but still set back in the countryside.
    Views  -  Set on a hilltop in the Plaine de France it has spectacular views around.
    Sights nearby  -  Paris, Asterix Park, Disneyland Paris, Stade de France.
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