8 superb medieval villages to discover around Paris

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on June 3rd, 2024 at 10:16 a.m.
Discover medieval villages near Paris? It's entirely possible. The heritage-rich Île-de-France region offers historic escapades that take us back in time. Here's a selection of 8 gems that we've loved, and that we invite you to discover.

Would you like to escape the capital and plunge into the past? When it comes to the past, what could be better than going back to the Middle Ages? The historic Île-de-France region is brimming with beautiful villages that will take you back in time. These places, steeped in history, are not only architectural gems, but also represent France's rich cultural heritage. And the good news? They're all just a stone's throw from Paris.

Indeed, there's no need to travel far to make wonderful discoveries close to the French capital: the Île-de-France region is home to medieval nuggets that are often little-known to the general public. These villages, nestled in verdant settings and steeped in history, offer an escape back in time. Among them, Moret-sur-Loing, Provins and Montfort l'Amaury attract those looking to soak up the atmosphere of yesteryear through their cobbled streets, half-timbered houses and centuries-old ramparts. These places, where time seems to have stood still, are the perfect place to discovermedieval architecture. An invitation to a wonderful discovery to be made during a cultural escapade in the Paris region, these villages take us back in time, for our greatest pleasure.

8 medieval villages around Paris :

Le Château de Blandy-les-Tours en Seine-et-Marne (77), nos photos -  A7C7980Le Château de Blandy-les-Tours en Seine-et-Marne (77), nos photos -  A7C7980Le Château de Blandy-les-Tours en Seine-et-Marne (77), nos photos -  A7C7980Le Château de Blandy-les-Tours en Seine-et-Marne (77), nos photos -  A7C7980 Château de Blandy-les-Tours, a medieval monument in a charming Seine-et-Marne village
The little-known Château de Blandy-les-Tours, located in the very center of a picturesque village in the Seine-et-Marne region, boasts a rich heritage that has spanned history, wars and centuries. A true medieval fortress that has been preserved to the present day, it is one of the most impressive castles in the Île-de-France region. We take you on a voyage of discovery. [Read more]

Montfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des YvelinesMontfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des YvelinesMontfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des YvelinesMontfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des Yvelines Montfort l'Amaury: discover the charming village, a medieval treasure of the Yvelines region
On the edge of the Rambouillet forest, Montfort l'Amaury reveals 1000 years of history. Discover this medieval village, its historic monuments and the charm of its cobbled streets. [Read more]

Château et potager de la Roche-GuyonChâteau et potager de la Roche-GuyonChâteau et potager de la Roche-GuyonChâteau et potager de la Roche-Guyon Tourism: Val-d'Oise village named one of France's most beautiful villages retains its title
Did you know that there's a town in the Paris region that's on the prestigious list of France's most beautiful villages? And the good news is that this year, it has retained this famous label. So which village is it and where exactly is it located? We've got the answers! [Read more]

Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924 Château de la Madeleine in Chevreuse, a Medieval Treasure in Ile-de-France
Available all year round, the Château de la Madeleine in Chevreuse, a medieval jewel in the Ile-de-France region, invites you to immerse yourself in history. [Read more]

Grez-sur-Loing, le charmant village de Seine-et-MarneGrez-sur-Loing, le charmant village de Seine-et-MarneGrez-sur-Loing, le charmant village de Seine-et-MarneGrez-sur-Loing, le charmant village de Seine-et-Marne Grez-sur-Loing: Discover this superb authentic medieval village in Seine-et-Marne along the river
Located in the Seine-et-Marne region of France, Grez-sur-Loing is an unmissable getaway to recharge your batteries and discover a pretty village frozen in time. This medieval village is brimming with charm and history. Stroll, hike or canoe along the water's edge, it's a place well worth the detour. [Read more]

Moret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de FranceMoret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de FranceMoret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de FranceMoret-sur-Loing - citée médiévale - plus beaux détours de France Moret-sur-Loing : Medieval and Impressionist city among the most beautiful detours in France
Discover Moret-sur-Loing, this medieval and impressionist city among the Most Beautiful Detours of France, only one hour from Paris. Visit this charming town, famous for its Sucre d'Orge, its royal city and the landscapes of Alfred Sisley. [Read more]

Village de Rochefort en Yvelines -  A7C0224Village de Rochefort en Yvelines -  A7C0224Village de Rochefort en Yvelines -  A7C0224Village de Rochefort en Yvelines -  A7C0224 Rochefort en Yvelines, the pretty medieval village and its treasures to discover in the Chevreuse Valley
Rochefort-en-Yvelines, a charming medieval village in the south of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Nature Park, invites you to explore its rich history. If you're a lover of heritage and discovery walks, we invite you to join us in strolling the cobbled streets and discovering its feudal past. [Read more]

Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648 Provins, Île-de-France's largest medieval city, with many treasures to discover
In Seine-et-Marne, just a few kilometers from the capital, lies the medieval town of Provins, a testimony to its trading past and lively fairs. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this town straight out of the Middle Ages is brimming with historical treasures, from the Tour César to its rose-based culinary specialties, not to mention its imposing ramparts! [Read more]

Houdan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les YvelinesHoudan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les YvelinesHoudan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les YvelinesHoudan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les Yvelines Houdan, medieval city and historic stroll in Yvelines
Leave Paris for a bit to go to Yvelines and discover the medieval city of Houdan and its medieval remnants surprisingly well-kept, between dungeon, ramparts and old inns. [Read more]

So why deprive yourself of this unique opportunity to enjoy an experience rich in discovery? In the company of friends and family, treat yourself to a trip back in time. After all, it's never too late to take a break from time.

Medieval discoveries in Paris:

Tour Saint JacquesTour Saint JacquesTour Saint JacquesTour Saint Jacques Discovering Paris in the Middle Ages: monuments and relics from medieval times
Fascinated by the Middle Ages? We'll take you on a journey through medieval Paris, discovering the city's historic monuments. From Notre-Dame to the Jean Sans Peur Tower and the Hôtel de Cluny, we'll be revealing just a few of the capital's medieval relics. [Read more]

Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648Provins, cité médiévale - IMG 4648 Medieval festivals and castles in Île-de-France, a journey back in time
Play knights and princesses at medieval festivals, or wander through centuries-old fortifications in the many medieval cities of the Île-de-France region. [Read more]

Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8771Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8771Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8771Le village de Flagy en Seine et Marne -  A7C8771 Top 25 most beautiful villages and walks near Paris, nuggets in Ile-de-France
Escape around Paris with these 25 must-see getaways less than 100 km from the capital. [Read more]

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