Activities Roissy en France

Activities in Roissy-En- France and surrounding areas

Passing by Roissy-En-France for a day or a couple of hours ? You will probably need to wait for your flight in the surrounding areas of Charles-de-Gaulle airport.

Located 25 kilometers from Paris, in the Val-D’Oise department, this small rural commune bordering Gonesse, Goussainville or Tremblayen- France, lives at the rhythm of its passing visitors.

In Roissy

The town of Roissy-En-France has a historical heart and dates back to the Gallo-Roman age, where you can admire the remains.

This village is also a green haven of peace and culture.

Saint-Eloi church in Roissy-en-France

Saint-Eloi church in Roissy-en-France

At the southern border of the old village, you will find Saint-Eloi Church of Roissy-En-France. You can admire many vestiges of the past such as Ionic capitals of the second order or tomb stones classified as historical monuments.

The church contains some treasures. a 186 cm high oil on canvas representing the multiplication of breads; statues of Saint Eloi, Saint Joseph and Saint Roch; two Christ on the cross; as well as 6 sumptuous stained glass windows representing the Annunciation, the adoration of the Magi or the baptism of Jesus.

You can take the chemin de la Mesnil and its pedestrian promenade that leads to the municipal park.

Green spaces in Roissy

Green spaces in Roissy

Enjoy a nature haven at the airport gates!

The municipality of Roissy-en-France has been awarded at the regional contest of towns and villages in bloom. The town has an exceptional landscape and plant heritage. It also hosts a hive park and develops an environment conducive to bees.

The town hall park is made up of vast spaces and flowered paths, but also a play park for children. At the end of these paths, you will come across the Orangery Park and its six themed gardens with flora from five continents. Athletes will enjoy the fitness trail.

Not far from the ruins of the castle of Roissy built in 1703, you can go to contemplate a Cedar of Lebanon three centuries old.

Sport and leisure in Roissy

Sport and leisure in Roissy

As seen before, you can jog along the parks tracks. Roissy-en-France City Hall has a 400 meters track with four lanes, a swimmingpool, a tennis court, a basketball court and a climbing wall. If you want to relax, a boules pitch is also available.

Orangerie spectacles Roissy

Culture

Depending on the program, L’Orangerie organises exhibitions and shows. There is something for everybody. During recent years, the programs were: Choires of the Red Army, a dance festival, Japanese film projection, theatre plays, but also artists such as François-Xavier Demaison or David Halliday.

Festival les visitables paris

Festival “Les Visitables”

In June, Roissy inhabitants are proud of their History. Since 2011, for 2 days, the whole village travels back in time to the Middle- Ages.
Free access to : banquets, costumes, street shows, acrobats and music, games, animations, medieval markets, craftsmen, period numismatics, and many other surprises…
For more information about Roissy-En-France activities, consult their website.

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Nearby Roissy

Nature, culture or attractions for children, the surrounding areas of Roissy have everything you need to enjoy yourself.

The department of Val-d’Oise proposes many activities for all the family.

Parc de l'églantier

The park l’Eglantier

For nature-lovers or people wishing to relax in a calm and green environment, be sure to travel just 10 kilometers from Roissy to the commune of Gonesse, and visit the park “L’Eglantier”.

Built with the aim of biodiversity, the park has a wide range of flora and fauna, thanks to its retention basin. It is full of tree species (hardwood, conifers, fruit trees) but also animals (swans, ducks, fowls…)

The archeology museum in Louvres

10 minutes away from Roissy-En-France, in a small village called Louvres, fans of archeology would be pleased to visit the Archéa museum.

The collections mainly focus on discoveries made during diggings around the construction sites of Charles-De-Gaulle airport. Among others, they present furniture from Orville and Roissy-En- France castles.

Other collections offered by the association Jeunesses préhistoriques et géologiques de France present artifacts from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages.

Park with games for children

Park with games and workshops for children

At Garges-les-Gonesse, exactly 29 minutes away from Roissy, Your children will have a great time.

The Looping Kid center is open all year long on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, and also everyday during school holidays.

The program: mini-karting, a toboggan run, giant slides, a multilevel labyrinth, ball pools and area designed for babies. For parents, a cafeteria is available, something for the whole family to enjoy!

In Roissy-Charles-De-Gaulle airport

Charles-De-Gaulle airport has many shopping centers. Tourists will find all the must-haves of the French culture: luxury, fashion, cosmetics, gastronomy, wine & spirits…

You can enjoy one of our Cafés or taste the cuisine of French starred Chefs !

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