Explore the Vexin Natural Park
Le Green des Impressionnistes is located at the very doorsteps of Vexin Natural Park. This Park has been the first to be considered “Pays d’Arts et d’Histoire”, a telling label symbolic of the strong regional heritage. Indeed, the region offers many treasures : various protected species and natural habitats, historical churches, castles and other notable sites.
Created in 1995, the national regional park of Vexin spreads through 1999 council towns of the Val d’Oise and the Yvelines whose work is to aim at a harmonious evolution of their territories respectful to the environment. They have joint schemes for the preservation and promotion of their heritage, whether natural, cultural or historical.
A natural and historical entity endowed with specific character, the Vexin Francais has preserved the authentic charm of a region with an old agricultural and farming vocation, whose rural habitat is characterized by the exclusive use of local materials such as clay and stone. Villages and small towns present a stunning range of traditional monuments like windmills, washbasins and roadside crosses which are a familiar sight of the landscape. This huge limestone plateau situated in the north west of the Ile- de –France features an astonishing variety of scenery ranging from limestone hills to marshes, woodland, forests, meadows and rivers, with many different animal and plant species, some of them unique. It’s the pleasantness of this landscape which so much appealed to the Impressionists.
The Vexin Français is also a land of historical past and traditions which is revealed to the visitors as they tour well-known sites such as the Domaine de Villarceau, la Roche Guyon known as the prettiest village in France, Auvers-sur-Oise, the remarkable gardens of Ambleville, the archeological site of Genainville , the chaussée de Cesar and the Vexin Français park museum.
The park is committed to developing tourism too. Visitors can practice cycling, horse riding, walking along waymarked tracks, canoeing on the Epte River. They can discover the richness of protected flora and fauna alone or with their family.
All usefull information can be found on Vexin Natural Park website
CAROLINE, FR, 2016
BERTRAND, FR, 2016
LEILA, GERMANY, 2014
SUZANNE, UK , 2014