In Senlis, dive into 2000 years of history!
Relive the election of Hugh Capet king of France in 987 in the park of the royal castle. From the Capetians to the Bourbons, Senlis saw kings stay there. Walk in their footsteps to discover the testimony of their passage through the city: St Vincent's Abbey, founded by Anne of kyiv around 1060 and the St Maurice Priory built by Saint Louis in the 13th century.
Open a book on four centuries of Gothic art with the Notre-Dame cathedral with its 78 m high spire (12th – 16th centuries).
Awaken your senses during the walk along the medieval fortifications (13th and 16th century) and the Nonette river.
Marvel at paintings by Séraphine and Thomas Couture at the Museum of Art and Archeology, relive the cavalcades of the Spahis at Museum dedicated to them or dive into another dimension at the Hunting Museum : the cultural and artistic one of hunting with hounds whose tradition is rooted in the region.
natural movie set, have fun playing Isabelle Adjani in "La Reine Margot" or Louis de Funès in "l'Avare".
Our walking guide with its three circuits will accompany you in the city so you don't miss a thing!
initiated by the Oise-Pays de France Regional Natural Park in partnership with the City of Senlis, the Safeguard of Senlis, the Society of History and Archeology of Senlis and the Tourist Office, lhe heritage interpretation tour of Senlis was set up in 2016. 6 km long, this route is marked by eleven panels, totems or desks, installed in the historic center and the different districts of Senlis. Without forgetting the 150 bronze nails, which have been placed on the ground to guide walkers. Objective: to facilitate the discovery of the heritage of the city.
Learn more (additional information at the signs in the city center of the interpretation circuit):
Journey to the time of the first Kings of France
During the European Heritage Days, the town of Senlis invites you on a journey through time. Come and discover some heritage sites including the opening to the public is unprecedented : the crypt and the pre-Romanesque chapel of Notre-Dame cathedral, the old church of St Pierre and its bell tower, the cellar of the Musée de la Vénerie. These openings are part of a real dynamic to create a cultural and tourist route more homogeneous across the territory in the months and years to come. The town of Senlis has real treasures at the heritage level, the aim is to make them more visible.
Travel to Senlis in pictures: