Montesson tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Arc de Triomphe at 11 km from Montesson

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Montesson is situated in the Yvelines department and Paris region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montesson in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Arc de Triomphe at 11 km and Versailles Palace at 12 km.

Montesson, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 11 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch in the world and...

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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an enormous and...

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 12 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary monument, it is extraordinary that...

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at 12 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Champs-Elsées, often called the most beautiful avenue in the world, is in the...

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Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a most unusual church, being built under orders...

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Musee de l\'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 14 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for its eight paintings of...

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 14 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin des Tuileries is a large park and garden near the Louvre in...

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Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 14 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier, usually known as the Paris...

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Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Church at 14 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most famous Paris landmarks,...

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at 14 km (direction east), in the Paris department

The Montmartre region of Paris is almost a separate village within the city, and...

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at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Palais-Royal is a 17th century palace with attractive gardens in the heart of...

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless numbers of...

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most popular public...

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National Monument at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most important gothic palaces...

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Markets in and near Montesson

Market days in Montesson: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

  • Montesson: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • Carrieres-sur-Seine: market Tuesday (2km)
  • Chatou: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (2km)
  • Houilles: market Wednesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Maisons-Laffitte: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Marly-le-Roi: market Tuesday & Sunday & Friday (6km)
  • La Celle-Saint-Cloud: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • La Garenne-Colombes: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Garches: market Saturday (8km)
  • Colombes: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Friday (8km)

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Tourist attractions near Montesson, France

What to do at Montesson? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Montesson.


  • Cinéaqua (12km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (16km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (21km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Eiffel Tower (12km)
  • Parc Monceau (12km)
  • Grand Palais (13km)
  • Champs-Elysees (13km)
  • Petit Palais (13km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (13km)
  • Palais Bourbon (13km)
  • Place de la Concorde (13km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (13km)
  • Rodin Museum (13km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (14km)
  • Place Vendome (14km)
  • Paris Opera (14km)
  • Orsay Museum (14km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (14km)
  • Montmartre (14km)
  • Montmartre district (14km)
  • Palais Royal (15km)
  • The Louvre (15km)
  • Pont-Neuf (15km)
  • Saint-Eustache (15km)
  • Catacombs (16km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (16km)
  • Place des Vosges (17km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (17km)
  • Place de la Bastille (17km)
  • Parc de la Villette (18km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (24km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vexin Francais (29km)
  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (29km)
  • Oise-Pays de France (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (2km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (6km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (13km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (14km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (15km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (15km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (16km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (16km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (18km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (20km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (20km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (21km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (29km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (47km)
  • Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Gisors (Gisors) (50km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (56km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (4km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (4km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (9km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (12km)
  • Parc de Versailles (12km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (15km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (17km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (19km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (26km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (27km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (27km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (28km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (32km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (34km)
  • Parc de Courson (34km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (38km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (39km)
  • Potager des Princes (40km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (41km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (43km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (44km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (46km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (49km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Murs à pêches (23km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (25km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (29km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (36km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (39km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (45km)
  • Château de Sauvage (47km)
  • Foret d'Halette (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Parc Asterix (39km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Pontoise (16km)
  • Noisiel (35km)
  • Rambouillet (38km)
  • Chantilly (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Vesinet (2km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (4km)
  • Courbevoie (8km)
  • Levallois-Perret (10km)
  • Meudon (12km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (14km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (14km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (16km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (24km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (25km)
  • Creteil (27km)
  • Livry-Gargan (28km)
  • Gagny (28km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (55km)
  • Melun (55km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (9km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (17km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (21km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (26km)

Geography and distances

Montesson is in the Paris region of France at 19 kilometres from Versailles, the department capital (general information: Montesson is 16 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montesson

Canton: Vésinet

Arrondissement: Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Department: Yvelines

Region: Paris

Postcode: 78360

Distance to Montesson

from Versailles (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 16 km

from Calais: 228 km

from Nice: 699 km

from Bordeaux: 498 km

from Strasbourg: 412 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Montesson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 20 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Acheres, Bezons, Bougival, Carrieres-sur-Seine, Chatou, Croissy-sur-Seine, Houilles, Le Pecq, Le Port-Marly, Le Vesinet, Louveciennes, Maisons-Laffitte, Mareil-Marly, Marly-le-Roi, Mesnil-le-Roi, Nanterre, Rueil-Malmaison, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Sartrouville and Suresnes.

This page in French: Visiter Montesson