Oise places to visit and attractions

Below you can explore some of the most popular highlights and places of interest in the Oise department of Picardy. See also our Oise travel guide

photo of Beauvais


In Beauvais you can see the important (if often rebuilt and renovated) cathedral with its famous astronomical clock and several medieval houses
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photo of Chantilly


The town of Chantilly in the Oise department of Picardy is best known for the Chateau de Chantilly, horses and whipped cream!
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photo of Chateau de Chantilly

Chateau de Chantilly

The Chateau de Chantilly is an extensive castle from the 16th-19th centuries, surrounded by extensive gardens and parkland
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In Compiegne you can visit the palace, several museums, and other interesting historic monuments and memorials
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photo of Ermenonville


The Mer de Sable theme park is the main reason visitors come to Ermenonville, but find time to also see the Chateau d'Ermenonvile and visit the Park Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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The 18th century cottages and pretty gardens, and a radical transformation during the last 50 years, have ensured that Gerberoy is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France'
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Morienval abbey

The Abbey of Notre-Dame at Morienval is an impressive example of Romanesque architecture
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The medieval centre of Noyon is dominated by its cathedral in the 'transition' style (between roman and gothic periods) and related monuments
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Ourscamp abbey

Ourscamp abbey is an abbey in Picardy, now in ruins and surrounded by a park
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Parc Saint-Paul

Parc Saint Paul is one of the most popular theme parks in the north of France
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photo of Pierrefonds


In Pierrefonds village visit one of the most lovely castles in northern France and a picturesque village
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photo of Senlis


The ruined castle, the cathedral and the narrow cobbled streets make Senlis a very pleasant town to visit
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For more information see the Oise guide

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Market towns & days in Oise

all markets in morning unless otherwise stated

Beauvais: Wednesday all day & Saturday all day
Bresles: Thursday
Chambly: Wednesday & Saturday
Chantilly: Wednesday & Saturday
Compiegne: Wednesday & Saturday
Creil: Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday
Crepy-en-Valois: Wednesday
Cuise-la-Motte: Sunday
Formerie: Wednesday
Gouvieux: Thursday & Sunday
Lacroix-Saint-Ouen: Sunday
Lamorlaye: Tuesday & Saturday
Liancourt: Wednesday
Longueil-Annel: Sunday (high season only)
Meru: Sunday & Friday
Montataire: Sunday
Nanteuil-le-Haudouin: Saturday
Noailles: Tuesday
Noyon: Saturday
Pont-Sainte-Maxence: Tuesday & Friday
Ressons-sur-Matz: Wednesday
Saint-Just-en-Chaussee: Tuesday
Saint-Leu-d'Esserent: Saturday
Senlis: Tuesday & Friday
Thourotte: Thursday

Tourist attractions to visit in Oise

The following sites have received official "tourist classifications"...

4* Towns in Bloom

Beauvais: See tourist guide



Towns of Art and History

Chantilly: See tourist guide

Noyon: See tourist guide

Theme Park

Parc Asterix

Parc Saint Paul: See tourist guide

Sites of Natural Beauty

Foret d'Halette

Forêt de Chantilly

Forêt de Compiègne

Foret de Ermenonville

Secteur Sauvegardé (protected historical town centre)

Senlis: See tourist guide

Listed 'Remarkable Gardens'

Jardin et parc du château de Chantilly: See tourist guide

Potager des Princes

Religious Monuments

Abbatiale Saint Nicolas (Saint-Leu-d'Esserent)

Abbaye de Chaalis (Fontaine-Chaalis)

Abbaye Saint Germer de Fly (Saint-Germer-de-Fly)

Abbaye Saint-Jean-Baptiste du Moncel (Pontpoint)

Cathédrale Notre Dame (Senlis)

Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Beauvais)

Eglise abbatiale de Notre Dame (Morienval)

Eglise de Saint Martin (Gilocourt)

Eglise de Saint Sulpice (Bethancourt-en-Valois)

Regional Natural Parcs

Oise-Pays de France

National Monuments

Pierrefonds Chateau: See tourist guide

Villages classified as "most beautiful villages"

Gerberoy: See tourist guide

UNESCO world heritage sites

Compiène église Saint-Jacques (monuments on French pilgrim routes)