Limay is a small industrial town, located on the banks of the Seine, south of French Vexin, 53 km west of Paris. Known for the solidarity and dynamism of its inhabitants, Limay also invites you to discover its historic monuments such as the Château des Célestins, the Saint-Aubin Church and the Vieux Pont de Limay. With its charming architectural and historical heritage, the city reveals that it is also a tourist city.
History of Limay
The history of Limay is closely linked to that of Mantes and even etymologically. The city takes its name from Limais or rather Li Mais, which means the house, the house, the house, in Latin Mansio. The various vestiges and the archaeological remains found on the spot testify that dwellings settled in Limay during Prehistory. Then, the territory was successively occupied by the Celtic people and the Romans. Then, the village developed in the Middle Ages with the construction of the Célestins monastery by Charles V. It is located in the middle of the rocks and quarries of Saint-Aubin but was destroyed during the French Revolution. Using the stones from the citadel of Mantes, Marie de Medici gave orders for the construction of the Capuchin convent in 1614. It is possible to make so many historical visits to Limay to retrace its history.
Car service from Hotel L’Auberge de l'Etoile - Thoiry to Orly Airport
In a family setting and offering a wide range of services to make your stay in Limay pleasant, the L’Auberge de l'Etoile is the perfect place to unwind. Even though the hotel is in Thoiry, it is very popular with those staying in Limay. It is ideally located in a garden in Thoiry, just 200 meters from the Thoiry park and zoo. It has eleven fully renovated, comfortable rooms with views of the beautiful garden. Each is equipped with a telephone, a desk, free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a dryer -hair Every morning a buffet breakfast with fresh pastries, fruit and yogurt is served. With its well-spaced square or round tables, the restaurant offers traditional French cuisine on Slate. And a pizzeria is a short walk from the hotel. The hotel also has a 24-hour reception, an on-site convenience store, secure and accessible parking, as well as a hair salon and beauty salon. By taking exit 11 of the A13 motorway, you will find yourself in the center of Paris after a 45-minute drive. You can also visit the famous sites of the city of Thoiry like its Castle and its Zoological Park. For your trips to Limay, we advise you to opt for our high-quality professional car service.
Private van service from the Hôtel-Dieu Museum to Roissy CDG Airport
A former 14th century hospital founded by Queen Joan of Navarre, the Hôtel-Dieu Museum will dazzle you. Collecting works of art protected for six centuries by the nuns, he will also give you his secrets and fabulous treasures still preserved since its foundation in 1443. Its flamboyant Gothic architecture demonstrates the close links that had between Burgundy and the Flanders at the time. During your visit, you can see that the Hôtel-Dieu museum is unique with its large Salle des Pôvres, with its rich sculpted and painted ceiling and the Gothic chapel. You’ll find out what a machine-operated spit turns in the kitchen. The apothecary room will deliver its collections of earthenware and pewter to you. This former convent of the sisters located in Mantes-la-Jolie makes you discover the medieval past of the city as well as the works of the artist Maximilien Luce permanently visible on the first floor of the museum. Acquired by the City of Mantes-la-Jolie in 1962, the chapel of the Hôtel-Dieu became a museum in 1996 and labeled museum of France in 2002. Since then, it has opened its doors to the public and offers Museum Visits and Visits heritage. A must during a stay in Limay, take advantage of guided tours by your driver guide.