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Along the Banks of the Oise

[ Cycle routes The Avenue Verte London <> Paris ]
  • 39.3 km

You follow the Oise River from Picardy into the Ile-de-France region in this section, switching from one bank of the river to the other as you head down from Royaumont abbey via L'Isle-Adam and Auvers-sur-Oise to Pontoise. You can stop at many remarkable towns and villages along this stretch and you'll discover how this part of the Oise Valley proved a source of inspiration for many great painters, most notably Vincent Van Gogh.

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The 2 stages of the section « Along the Banks of the Oise »

  • Conflans-Ste-Honorine / Auvers-sur-Oise

    Conflans-Ste-Honorine / Auvers-sur-Oise [17.6 km]

    The Oise River serves as your guide for this stretch of the Avenue Verte. The river runs through a charming valley that inspired many great artists. Remarkable towns and villages follow in quick succession all along this stage of your journey, going via Auvers-sur-Oise and Pontoise.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail
  • Auvers sur Oise / Asnières sur Oise

    Auvers sur Oise / Asnières sur Oise [21.7 km]

    The timeless Abbey of Royaumont provides travellers in search of culture and history with an enriching stop at the start of this stage. Then the route southwestwards alternates between left bank and right bank of the Oise, and between charming, restful riverside scenes and powerful industrial sites like those at Beaumont-sur-Oise and Persan.

    Difficulty: Intermediate view the detail