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Pontoise tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontoise in Val-d'Oise

Photo is of Basilica of Saint-Denis at 23 km from Pontoise

Visit Pontoise: highlights and tourist information

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Pontoise is situated in the Val-d'Oise department and Paris region.

Tourist classifications for Pontoise include "town of art and history".

Popular places to visit nearby include Basilica of Saint-Denis at 23 km and Arc de Triomphe at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pontoise, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pontoise in Paris.

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

Basilica of Saint-Denis

Basilica of Saint-Denis

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

In the Basilica of Saint-Denis, where many of the...

See Basilica of Saint-Denis guide
Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Champs-Elysees

Champs-Elysees

at 25 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Basilica de Sacre Coeur

Church at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Montmartre

Montmartre

at 25 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

The Montmartre region of Paris is almost a separate...

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Paris Opera

Paris Opera

at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

The extravagant design and decoration of the Palais Garnier,...

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Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Palais-Royal

Palais-Royal

at 27 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 27 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 27 km (direction south), in the Yvelines department

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

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Conciergerie

Conciergerie

National Monument at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Paris department

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

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Map of places to visit near Pontoise

 
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Markets in and near Pontoise

  • Cergy: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Jouy-le-Moutier: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Conflans-Sainte-Honorine: market every day except Monday (6km)
  • Andresy: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Beauchamp: market Sunday (9km)
  • Chanteloup-les-Vignes: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Acheres: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Cormeilles-en-Parisis: market Saturday (11km)
  • Le Plessis-Bouchard: market Saturday (11km)
  • Franconville: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)

Hotels near Pontoise

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Tourist attractions near Pontoise, France

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

Aquarium

  • Cinéaqua (25km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (29km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (33km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Parc Monceau (24km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (25km)
  • Montmartre district (25km)
  • Montmartre (25km)
  • Champs-Elysees (26km)
  • Eiffel Tower (26km)
  • Grand Palais (26km)
  • Petit Palais (26km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (26km)
  • Paris Opera (26km)
  • Place de la Concorde (26km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (26km)
  • Palais Bourbon (26km)
  • Place Vendome (26km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (27km)
  • Rodin Museum (27km)
  • Orsay Museum (27km)
  • Palais Royal (27km)
  • The Louvre (27km)
  • Saint-Eustache (27km)
  • Parc de la Villette (27km)
  • Pont-Neuf (28km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (28km)
  • Place des Vosges (29km)
  • Catacombs (29km)
  • Place de la Bastille (29km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • L'Isle-Adam (12km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Vexin Francais (16km)
  • Oise-Pays de France (37km)
  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (1km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (6km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (8km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (21km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (22km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (23km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (23km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (27km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (27km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (29km)
  • Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent) (30km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (32km)
  • Saint-Gervais-Saint-Protais de Gisors (Gisors) (35km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis) (39km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Beauvais) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint Germer de Fly (Saint-Germer-de-Fly) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (17km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (21km)
  • Parc de l'abbaye de Royaumont (23km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (25km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (27km)
  • Parc de Versailles (27km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (27km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (30km)
  • Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly (31km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (31km)
  • Domaine du château d'Ambleville (31km)
  • Potager des Princes (32km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (33km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (34km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (36km)
  • Parc du château de Valgenceuse (40km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (41km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (42km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (42km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (43km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (43km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Chantilly (32km)
  • Murs à pêches (33km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (39km)
  • Forêt de Hez-Froidmont (40km)
  • Foret de Ermenonville (41km)
  • Foret d'Halette (42km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (42km)
  • Plan d'eau du Canada (45km)
  • Forêt du Parc de Saint-Quentin (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale des Larris et Tourbières de Saint-Pierre-es-Champs (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (16km)
  • Le Vesinet (18km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (20km)
  • Courbevoie (21km)
  • Levallois-Perret (22km)
  • Meudon (28km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (30km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (32km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (32km)
  • Livry-Gargan (35km)
  • Gagny (37km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (37km)
  • Creteil (40km)
  • Beauvais (42km)
  • Remerangles (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (23km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (30km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (30km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pontoise is in the Paris region of France at 3 kilometres from Cergy, the department capital (general information: Pontoise is 28 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontoise

Canton: Pontoise

Arrondissement: Pontoise

Department: Val-d'Oise

Region: Paris

Postcode: 95000

Distance to Pontoise

from Cergy (prefecture): 3 km

from Paris: 28 km

from Calais: 212 km

from Nice: 714 km

from Bordeaux: 511 km

from Strasbourg: 417 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auvers-sur-Oise, Boissy-l'Aillerie, Cergy, Ennery, Eragny, Genicourt, Herouville, Jouy-le-Moutier, Livilliers, Maurecourt, Neuville-sur-Oise, Osny, Pierrelaye, Puiseux-Pontoise, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone and Vaureal.

This page in French: Visiter Pontoise

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