In Senlis, dive into 2000 years of history!
Go back in time to the Gallo-Roman era with the arenas of the XNUMXst century when gladiators fought, admire the ancient wall Augustomagus from the XNUMXrd century, one of the best preserved in France.
Relive the election of Hugues Capet king of France in 987 in the park of the royal castle. From the Capetians to the Bourbons, Senlis saw the kings stay there. Follow in their footsteps to discover the testimony of their passage in the city: St Vincent Abbey, founded by Anne of Kiev around 1060 and the St Maurice Priory built by Saint Louis in the XNUMXth century.
Open a book on four centuries of Gothic art with Notre Dame Cathedral with its high spire of 78 m (XNUMXth - XNUMXth centuries).
Awaken your senses during the walk along the medieval fortifications (XNUMXth and XNUMXth century) and the river Nonette.
Marvel at the paintings of 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 Vénerie museum : the cultural and artistic one of hunting with hounds whose tradition is anchored 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 as not to miss a thing!
NEW: Pedestrian city center one weekend per month
Every second weekend of the month until August 2, from Friday morning to Sunday evening, part of Senlis town center becomes pedestrianized.
Take advantage of the activities organized on this occasion: workshops, tours, concerts, etc.
More info on the City of Senlis website: HERE or download the brochure HERE.
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, thehe Senlis heritage interpretation circuit 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 various districts of Senlis. Without forgetting 150 bronze nails, which were placed on the ground to guide walkers. Objective: to facilitate the discovery of the city's heritage.
LEARN MORE (additional information on the signs in the city center of the interpretation circuit):
Journey to the time of the first Kings of France
During European Heritage Days, the city 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 St Pierre church and its bell tower, the cellar of the Vénerie Museum. These openings are part of a real dynamic to create a cultural and tourist route more homogeneous on the scale of 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.
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