- History of Orsay
- Car service from Orsay hotel to Orly Airport
- Private van service from La Troche Quarry to Roissy CDG Airport
French commune located in the department of Essonne, Orsay is known to be a green and university city. It is a thousand-year-old city and with its vast road and motorway network, it enjoys a strategic geographical location in Île-de-France. Meaning “Open City”, it is at the crossroads of Paris, the Chevreuse valley and is served by line B of the RER leading to Roissy Charles-de-Gaulle airport via Paris.
History of Orsay
In the early 1990s, Gallo-Roman remains from the 1st and 2nd centuries were discovered. And between 754 and 1150, the village belonged to monks. And throughout the Middle Ages, several lords succeeded each other on the fief of Orsay. This is the case with /
- Guillaume d’Orsay,
- Simon d’Orsay,
- Geoffroy d’Orsay.
The famous Château d’Orsay was built by the RAGUIER family around 1400. After the Revolution, in 1790, Orsay became a municipality in the district of Palaiseau and the department of Seine-et-Oise. In the 19th century, the city experienced a meteoric development with the construction of the Mondétour subdivision, a Massy – Palaiseau – Chartres railway line, a hospital center still in operation today, a school and the Sainte-Suzanne orphanage.
Despite the impact of the two world wars, its development continued in the 20th century. A city that has become modern, it is the headquarters of Paris-Sud University in 1958 and of the Institut Curie in 1965. Others follow as the University Institute of Technology. After the division of the department of Seine-et-Oise, it was integrated into the new French department of Essonne. The 1970s and 1980s were marked by its twinning with the city of Ely and that of Kempen. If you want to go around the city, our fleet is made up of different types of vehicle.
Car service from Orsay hotel to Orly Airport
At the gates of the city of Orsay, the Orsay hotel is a 4-star hotel full of centuries-old history. A beautiful building dating from the 17th century and renovated in 1998, the hotel welcomes you with respect for the spirit of the place and its more than one hundred years of hotel tradition. Concerned about the environment, it is a non-smoking establishment that has implemented several measures in terms of sustainable development. Decorated in a contemporary style, the fifty-three rooms are equipped with a :
- flat-screen TV with satellite channels,
- private bathroom with a bath or shower.
For your seminars or business dinner, the Hotel d’Orsay offers you a renovated and bright room that can accommodate up to thirty-five people and puts at your disposal its services and the talent of the staff for the organization of your events. The hotel is :
- in a very beautiful location,
- located next to Paris-Sud University,
- close to the Plateau de Saclay Campus and the Courtaboeuf Zone.
It is the starting point for exploring Paris and visiting the Orsay museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. For your trips to Orsay, we offer a high quality professional car service.
Private van service from La Troche Quarry to Roissy CDG Airport
Located in the heart of Eugène Chanlon Park, in Orsay-Palaiseau, in the Lozère district, Carrière de la Troche is an old sandstone quarry. Said de Fontainebleau, the sandstone of this quarry formed in the quaternary era around 30 million years ago. It is used for the production of pavers used to decorate Paris. Its exploitation started in 1720 and closed its doors in 1937. Today, only the face remains on a height of 5 meters and a length of about 200 meters.
Invented since 2007 as a major geological site, the Troche quarry is the last visible sandstone quarry of such good quality in the north of Essonne. The quarry has now become a climbing site. However, do not cut artificial holds. You must also respect the fauna and flora of the rocks when you practice sport on the site. You can also take a nice stroll along the site equipped with benches and educational panels. If you want to do a tour of Orsay and its surroundings, we can provide you with a daily car service.