Explore the Vexin between Gisors and Pontoise in a weekend (in 2 days and 1 night) This itinerary is for you if you’re traveling without a car from Paris or the Val d’Oise.
These two ancient medieval cities are linked by a pleasant route crisscrossing the French Vexin Regional Nature Park to the Norman Vexin, through fields and small unspoilt villages with beautiful heritage sites along the way.
From Cergy via the Paris-London green avenue, you’ll explore the two Vexins, whose luminous landscapes made a strong impression on the Impressionist painters. After reaching the estate
of Villarceaux, you’ll follow the voie verte de la vallée de l’Epte to Gisors, capital of the Norman Vexin. From there, you’ll head for Chaumont-en-Vexin, passing through the picturesque villages of Boury-en-Vexin, Montjavoult and Reilly. You’ll then reach Méru, capital of the Nacre, and follow the Esches and Sausseron valleys to the Oise valley in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Pissarro, before reaching Pontoise, a city of art and history.
There are several stations linking Paris on this route, allowing you to choose the number of stages to match the length of your trip.