Top 10 Things to do in Maisons-Alfort, France

August 27, 2017 Madelene Haan

Maisons-Alfort is a commune in the southeastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.4 km from the center of Paris. Maisons-Alfort is famous as the location of the National Veterinary School of Alfort.
Restaurants in Maisons-Alfort

1. Franca Entre Amigos

2, Allee des Bosquets, 75002 Villejuif, France
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5 based on 240 reviews

Franca Entre Amigos

Franca entre amigos, or France among friends is a tourist agency that wellcomes travellers in Paris. Since 2008, a friendly and thoughtful staff provide private excursions and transferts. The team is experienced and knowlegeable on major sights. We only do private tours and departure point is always located from your hotel, so that you and your family can enjoy maximum confort and security.

Reviewed By Stefania20 - Copenhagen, Denmark

It's an incredible place, seeing the tide coming up so quickly it's mesmerising. The only negative point we found is this one: we wanted to wait for the 20: p.m. tide, after having visited the abbey. We wanted to just sit in a cafe to have a beer or something like that, watching the tide coming up. Nothing, at 6 p.m. every bar or restaurant (but one, internal) was closed. Not a very marketing-clever idea, but maybe there was something going on we didnt' know about.

2. Chateau of Vincennes

Avenue de Paris, 94300 Vincennes, France +33 1 43 28 15 48
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4 based on 856 reviews

Chateau of Vincennes

The Chateau de Vincennes was used as royal residence from the 12th to 18th century and it has preserved its medieval towers, the Sainte-Chapelle and the 14th century keep which is the highest of its kind in Europe. In 1365, Charles V, King of France, transformed the family manor house at Vincennes into a more suitable royal dwelling and built the present keep to house his art collection and manuscripts. From the early 15th century to the 1800s, the keep was used as a prison, a symbol of absolute State power, which saw the imprisonment of famous figures such as Fouquet, the Marquis de Sade, and Mirabeau. After extensive restoration work, the Sainte-Chapelle at the Château de Vincennes has re-opened to the public and visitors can now fully admire its remarkable decorative ensemble. Started in 1379, and based on the model of the royal chapel in the Palais de la Cité in Paris, the Sainte-Chapelle at Vincennes realised the dreams of King Charles V to add a truly exceptional religious edifice to this impressive fortress. Open: > 1st April to 30th September: from 10 a.m. to 6.15 p.m. > 1st October to 31st March: from 10 a.m. to 5.15 p.m. Closed: > 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th November and 25th December. Admission fees: Adults : 8,50 €; Concessions (18 to 25) = 5,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

Reviewed By MagneticCommand - Washington Boro, PA

I really recommend you visit the Chateau Vincennes. It's a very easy trip on the Metro (last stop on the yellow line, east) and is almost deserted.
The Twelfth Arrondisment (sp?) is quiet, with good shopping and some great bistros. The Chateau is a two minute walk from the Metro and easy to find. Inside the Sainte Chapelle is, I think, nicer than the one on the Ile de Cite - and a lot less crowded. The tour is almost the same as it was in the Middle Ages, when it was featured in the Tres Riches Heures du Duke du Berry.
Chateau Vincennes has played a pivotal role in French history for centuries, yet almost no one knows about it. For starters, it's where Henry V, king of England, died, and where Mata Hari was executed in 1917.
The staff inside the Chateau are enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and the rooms themselves well restored. There were a lot of children there the day we visited having the time of their lives in a real castle.
After your visit, you can take a picnic to the large park behind the Chateau.

3. musee Fragonard

Ecole Nationale Veterinaire d'Alfort, Maisons-Alfort, France +33 1 43 96 71 72
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4 based on 22 reviews

musee Fragonard

Reviewed By Celine H - Longeville-les-Saint-Avold, France

Petit musée qui peut se vanter d'avoir un nombre impressionnant de squelettes et autres organismes conservés parfaitement. Cela vaut le détour!

4. Musee d'Orsay

1, Rue de la Legion d'Honneur, 75007 Paris, France +33 1 40 49 48 14
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4.5 based on 55 reviews

Musee d'Orsay

This beautiful museum, once a railroad station, now houses a staggering collection of Impressionist art, as well as other items created between 1848 and 1914. In 2011, the museum is running a renovation of the top floor (impressionist gallery). Only ground and medium floor are accessible. The top floor will re-open on the 20th of October. Meanwhile, some impressionist masterpieces are not visible.

Reviewed By Gordon U - Jacksonville, Florida

I think the best way to tour d'Orsay is to start on the 5th floor....accessed via escalators at the back of the main floor....5 has the impressionist(Manet, Monet, Degas, Renoir, etc) and it's something to see.
After you've had your socks blown off, proceed down to the 2nd floor. The post-impressionist(Van Gogh are on the left side, if you come down the stairs from 5. If you can find the escalators, the post-impressionist are on the right
After that, head down to the main floor, unless you are into furniture(over simplification) on the opposite side of the 2nd floor.
If you aren't out of gas, walk to down to the Seine and cross over to the Louvre....it should be the second bridge.

5. Pont du Port-a-l'Anglais

Départementale D148, 94140 Alfortville, France
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4 based on 10 reviews

Pont du Port-a-l'Anglais

Reviewed By alm7111 - Paris, France

Built between 1912 and 1927 this suspension bridge links Vitry sur Seine to
Alfortville over the Marne river , it looks like a small scale Brooklyn bridge.

6. Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Creteil

2 rue Louis Pasteur Vallery Radot, 94000 Creteil, France
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4.5 based on 13 reviews

Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Creteil

Reviewed By Meg W

A lovely Cathedral in the heart of Creteil centre. Very welcoming and lovely peaceful atmosphere. Easily accessible.

7. Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

8 Rue Scribe, Place de l'Opera, 75009 Paris, France +33 1 58 05 49 42
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Palais Garnier - Opera National de Paris

This performance hall hosts opera, ballet and chamber music Performances.

Reviewed By Shelly J

My husband proposed to me the night we went to see Phantom of the Opera so when we visited Paris, we had to make a stop at the Opera house that inspired it. We had no idea that this was going to be a highlight of our 10 day trip to Paris. We took the self guided tour. Everyone raves about Versailles, but the chateau Garnier certainly gives it fair competition in opulence. It is absolutely awe inspiring. We even got to watch some ballerinas rehearsing. Our only regret is that we didn’t book ahead to be able to see a full performance as the shows were sold out every night of our stay but just touring the amazing building is something not to be missed!

8. Eglise Saint -Agnes

9 avenue du General Leclerc, 94700 Maisons-Alfort, France
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4.5 based on 7 reviews

Eglise Saint -Agnes

Reviewed By gerdom59 - Paris, France

Elle a été construite en 1932-1933 par Marc Brillaud de Laujaridère et Raymond Puthomme et fait partie du patrimoine de la Ville. Son clocher octogonal, haut de 53 mètres, est fait de deux étages de six piliers de béton et pierre blanche, surmontés d'une coupole et d'un pilier sur lequel est scellée une croix en fer forgé de 8 mètres de hauteur, réalisé par Richard Georges Desvallières. Elle a été classée aux Monuments Historiques en 1984. Une belle visite, de belles choses à voir, statues, vitraux, peintures...(Voir les 34 photos jointes).

8 Boulevard du Palais,, 75001 Paris, France +33 1 53 40 60 80
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Sainte-Chapelle

The Sainte-Chapelle is the finest royal chapel to be built in France and features a truly exceptional collection of stained-glass windows. It was built in the mid 13th century by Louis IX, at the heart of the royal residence, the Palais de la Cité. It was built to house the relics of the Passion of Christ. Adorned with a unique collection of fifteen glass panels and a large rose window forming a veritable wall of light,the Sainte-Chapelle is a gem of French Gothic architecture. Designated world heritage site by UNESCO. Open:> 1st March to 31st October: Monday to Friday: from 9.30 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st November to 29th February: Monday to Friday: from 9 a.m. to 12.45 a.m. and to 2.15 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Last admission 30 minutes before closing time. The best time to visit is in the morning from Tuesday to Friday. Closed:> 1st January, 1st May and 25th December and in case of negative temperatures.

Reviewed By PestfromBuda - London, UK

This chapel is brilliant. The restoration process has unveilled fantastic stained glass. The painted walls and ceilings are beautiful. Whilst most visitors go to see Notre Dame, may I suggest that this jewel should not be missed.

10. Notre Dame Cathedral

6 Parvis Notre-Dame | Place Jean-Paul II, 75004 Paris, France +33 1 42 34 56 10
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4.5 based on 60 reviews

Notre Dame Cathedral

This famous Cathedral, a masterpiece of Gothic architecture on which construction began in the 12th century, stands on the Île de la Cité and is the symbolic heart of the city.

Reviewed By AdonisP - San Bernardino, California

Great place to visit after having seen it in numerous books and on Television. Free of charge admission however, if you wish to see some of Catholicism's most important relics which includes the purported Crown of Thorns, a fragment of the True Course, and one of the Holy Nails you are looking at around 5 Euro per person.

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