Pierrelaye tourism and travel guide

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Pierrelaye is situated in the Val-d'Oise 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 Pierrelaye in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Basilica of Saint-Denis at 18 km and Arc de Triomphe at 19 km.

Pierrelaye, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Basilica of Saint-Denis

Basilica of Saint-Denis

Church at 18 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

In the Basilica of Saint-Denis, where many of the French kings are...

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Church at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is one of the most famous...

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at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Royaumont Abbey

Royaumont Abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Royaumont Abbey, once one of the most important cistercian abbeys in France,...

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 22 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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at 22 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 22 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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National Monument at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Markets in and near Pierrelaye

  • Beauchamp: market Sunday (3km)
  • Conflans-Sainte-Honorine: market every day except Monday (6km)
  • Cormeilles-en-Parisis: market Saturday (6km)
  • Le Plessis-Bouchard: market Saturday (6km)
  • Franconville: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Cergy: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Jouy-le-Moutier: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Ermont: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Andresy: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Maisons-Laffitte: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)

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Tourist attractions near Pierrelaye, France

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


  • Cinéaqua (20km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (24km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (28km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Parc Monceau (19km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (20km)
  • Montmartre district (20km)
  • Montmartre (20km)
  • Champs-Elysees (21km)
  • Grand Palais (21km)
  • Eiffel Tower (21km)
  • Petit Palais (21km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (21km)
  • Paris Opera (21km)
  • Place de la Concorde (21km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (21km)
  • Place Vendome (21km)
  • Palais Bourbon (21km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (22km)
  • Rodin Museum (22km)
  • Orsay Museum (22km)
  • Palais Royal (22km)
  • The Louvre (22km)
  • Parc de la Villette (22km)
  • Saint-Eustache (22km)
  • Pont-Neuf (23km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (23km)
  • Place des Vosges (24km)
  • Place de la Bastille (24km)
  • Catacombs (25km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (12km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vexin Francais (21km)
  • Oise-Pays de France (35km)
  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (5km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (6km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (7km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (18km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (18km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (20km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (21km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (22km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (22km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (23km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (24km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (27km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (29km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (37km)
  • Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Gisors (Gisors) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (15km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (17km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (21km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (22km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (22km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (24km)
  • Parc de Versailles (24km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (29km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (29km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (30km)
  • Potager des Princes (30km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (32km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (36km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (36km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (36km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (38km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (38km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (39km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (40km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Murs à pêches (28km)
  • Forêt de Chantilly (30km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (37km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (38km)
  • Foret d'Halette (41km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (41km)
  • Forêt de Hez-Froidmont (41km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (47km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

  • Pontoise (5km)
  • Chantilly (29km)
  • Noisiel (39km)
  • Rambouillet (49km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (11km)
  • Le Vesinet (14km)
  • Courbevoie (16km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (16km)
  • Levallois-Perret (17km)
  • Meudon (24km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (26km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (27km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (28km)
  • Livry-Gargan (30km)
  • Gagny (32km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (32km)
  • Creteil (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (18km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (25km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (29km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (32km)

Geography and distances

Pierrelaye is in the Paris region of France at 7 kilometres from Cergy, the department capital (general information: Pierrelaye is 23 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pierrelaye

Canton: Beauchamp

Arrondissement: Pontoise

Department: Val-d'Oise

Region: Paris

Postcode: 95480

Distance to Pierrelaye

from Cergy (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 23 km

from Calais: 215 km

from Nice: 709 km

from Bordeaux: 509 km

from Strasbourg: 412 km

Getting here

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

We have 17 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auvers-sur-Oise, Beauchamp, Bessancourt, Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Ennery, Eragny, Franconville, Frepillon, Herblay, Le Plessis-Bouchard, Mery-sur-Oise, Montigny-les-Cormeilles, Pontoise, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone, Taverny and Villiers-Adam.

This page in French: Visiter Pierrelaye


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