Axe Majeur - Cergy
Axe Majeur - Cergy

Cergy-Pontoise

Proud of its past, Pontoise, the historical capital of Vexin and the royal town overlooking the Oise is an Art and Historical city set out by a prestigious past in connection with the history of France. This place has also inspired Camille Pissaro and numerous impressionist painters.

Maubuisson abbey, the old Cistercian abbey of women which was founded in 1236 by Queen Blanche de Castille, is a contemporary art site of Val d’ Oise General Council. It offers a visit full of history, with a 10 hectare wood park.

Day 1
Cergy, the new town, Pontoise, a royal city

45 € / person

Morning: With your guide “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”, discover Pontoise, its remparts and cathedral Saint-Maclou.

Lunch in a restaurant in the town centre.

Afternoon: Now visit the new town of Cergy. Your guide will show you around the town, its modern monuments and especially “The Axe Majeur”.

Day 2
The most important places in the Middle Ages

43 € / person

Morning: Withthe conference guide called “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire”, discover Pontoise and its underground rooms dated back to the XII and XV century.

Lunch in a restaurant in the town centre

Afternoon: You will discover Maubuisson Abbey. With your guide, discover the abbey of women, founded by Queen Blanche de Castille in the XII century.
Today, Maubuisson is an exhibition theatre of contemporary art.

Day 3
The Oise, the Valley of painters

57 € / person (50 people minimum)

Morning: Following the steps of Camille Pissaro, this famous impressionist (1830-1903), you will discover Pontoise, “Ville d’Art et d’Histoire” with your conference guide.

Lunch and afternoon: Embark on a barge for a lunch cruise on the Oise. During the cruise, your guide will tell you the history of the impressionist painters through the landscapes which have inspired them.

Day 4
Pontoise puts on an act

45 € / person

Morning: As a land of movie-making, Pontoise has been the scenery of many films. Discover the city through this little known part of Pontoise.

Lunch and afternoon: Enjoy lunch and an afternoon dance in a restaurant located nearby.


Cave des Moineaux
Cave des Moineaux
Maubuisson Abbey
Maubuisson Abbey
Pontoise city
Pontoise city
Tournage à Pontoise
Tournage à Pontoise