History of the town of Senlis
Senlis, nestled in the Oise department within the historical Picardy region, flourished during the twelfth century under the auspices of Louis VI. However, it suffered greatly during the turmoil of the Hundred Years War in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, leading to a dramatic collapse of its economic prosperity. By the end of the fifteenth century, Senlis embarked on a path of reconstruction. Despite its weakened state, the city bolstered its defenses during Louis XI’s reign. In the sixteenth century, Senlis opposed the Catholic League and allied with Henry IV, a loyalty that was later rewarded with significant tax exemptions. A plaque commemorating this allegiance is proudly displayed on the Town Hall.
Tourism and visits to Senlis
Senlis is home to a wealth of historical treasures, including the magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral. Constructed in the Gothic style during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, it stands today as a historical monument. Additionally, the town boasts the ancient Gallo-Roman amphitheater, dating back to the first century BC, with tours offered from February through December. The Priory of Saint-Maurice, established in 1260, houses the relic of Saint-Maurice. Moreover, the town is home to the remnants of the eleventh-century Church of Saint-Aignan and the tenth-century Saint-Faubourg.
Your visit to Senlis can be enhanced with our premier transfer service. We provide an array of luxury vehicles, including private cars, shared shuttles, and VIP services, all equipped with the latest amenities for your comfort. A professional driver will ensure a smooth journey throughout your visit.
Transfer from Senlis to Paris airports
Strategically situated, Senlis lies just 9 km away from Creil and a mere 42 km from Paris. The town’s location is advantageous for travelers, being 28 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport, 54 km from Paris Beauvais Airport, and 65 km from Orly Airport.