Conflans-Sainte-Honorine’s history and its surroundings
Conflans-Sainte-Honorine is a river town with a world-renowned port of barges. The inland waterways influence the economic and demographic history of this commune of Yvelines (78). The name of the commune relates the story of a martyr known as Honorina.
The city of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, with its 231st place in the ranking of French municipalities in terms of demographics, counted more than 31 467 inhabitants in the 1999 census. Located at the confluence of the Seine and the Oise, the city once sheltered the relics of Saint Honorine, brought back to the IXth century of a famous abbey of the Seine-Maritime. At the time of the Norman invasions, the city suffered looting which incited the monks to protect the most precious objects and relics.
Built on the right bank of the Seine, it stretches along the river for nearly three kilometers, from the distance of Gaillon to that of Fin d'Oise and has its houses staggered on a cliffside in front of the beautiful forest of Saint-Germain. It is bounded on the north by Eragny, on the east by Herblay, on the south by Achères from which it is separated by the Seine, on the west by Andrésy and Maurecourt, from which it is separated by the Oise and to the northwest by Neuville.
Speaking heraldry: from gules to pairs of silver, to the chief stitched azure sown with flowers of gold lilies, here are the elements that make up the coat of arms of the city of Conflans. The commune of Conflans is part of the Yvelines. In the nineteenth century, the city situated at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine is the object of research aiming to establish a better way to speak of Conflans.
Teachers and intellectuals from the region made an appointment at the request of the Ministry of Education for the preparation of the Universal Exhibitions of 1900 (General Instruction of December 29, 1898). Mr. Chabrot, a teacher of a recently created group, ensures a careful drafting of the Conflans monograph. The city of Conflans is designed to accommodate thousands of visitors and cruise passengers every day, it must be perfectly organized at waste level. The municipality has a waste disposal center for this purpose. A proof of address must be provided on the first visit. This voucher gives right to 1 m3 of waste per day including, scrap, wood, vegetable waste, and household refuse.
Visits, discoveries and gourmet breaks at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine
The Museum of Waterways and Inland Waterways
Museum of Inland Waterways and Waterways is a must stop for cruise passengers and tourists coming to Conflans. The only national museum devoted to boatmen and the history of inland navigation, the Batellerie Museum shows the rich fluvial heritage of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. Visiting the Museum of Inland Waterways provides a better understanding of the history and traditions of Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, especially those related to inland waterways.
Cruises and walks on the banks of the Seine
After visiting the museum, think of a cruise or a visit of the boats moored in the harbor. The flagship of the river sheriffs, the nautical center of the fire brigade and its pump boat or the boat "Je Sers". Conflans without Cruise is like Paris without the Eiffel Tower.
The pedestrian streets of Conflans
Walking tours to discover the old town and its heritage, including the Montjoie tower, Saint-Maclou church and its picturesque alleys.
The Chocolate Boat
To enjoy good food, embark on board the chocolate boat and have a light breakfast with your family. In the early morning or at the brunch time, the moments spent on this boat will be unforgettable, especially when a waiter will bring you an aperitif, based on local specialties, or cocktails of the most gouleyants originating from the heavenly Caribbean Islands.
The Bijou Bar
During your walk in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, discover one of the oldest drinking places in the city. Erected in the 19th century, this bar offered a convivial atmosphere thanks to a vintage decoration cleverly established. Servers always smiling, knowing their bar and specialties perfectly, a place irrigated the Seine is watered with Wine and Beer, the Jewel Bar is the place to visit in the region.
What do hotels at Conflans-Sainte-Honorine serve and offer?
Hotel de la Seine
Offering rooms from 95 euros, this hotel is located near the Chanteraines park in Gennevilliers, close to the Casino d'Enghien. Located 16.6 km from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, it is also close to the Stade de France.
Le Clos des Fées
House with 5 bedrooms in Asnières-sur-Oise, the room is rented at 72 €. These five guest rooms are housed in a historic house, and all these rooms have private bathroom. This property is located 24 km from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine and will offer you a warm welcome, worthy of the first class hotels.
How to go from Paris to Conflans-Sainte-Honorine
Paris and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine are 53 km apart. The journey will consist of joining the A 15 towards 11th Avenue in Herblay then the shuttle can take the D411 before reaching the town of Conflans.