Villemomble, with its classified monuments is a lovely place to stroll…
Villemomble was created at the beginning of the Merovingian period. In the Middle Ages, its land, covered by the large Bondy forest, was a royal property where the lords sojourned. With the development of agriculture, and in the 19th century, the parceling out of large estates, the creation of roads, railways as well as the construction of splendid mansions and stylish villas, the town gradually became a residential town. A symbol of eighteenth century architecture in Ile de France, the former feudal castle is a classified historic monument.
From 2002, the castle was transformed into a museum and a cultural activities center. It shelters the archeological Merovingian vestiges discovered in 1982† on avenue Detouche. The sculptor Carlo Sarrabezolles created concrete statues adorning Saint Louis steeple. At a height of sixty six meters, it is crowned by an ensemble of 28 figurines recalling the biblical theme of Jacob‘s ladder. The parks and squares in this residential town offer walkers the opportunity to stroll among eye-catching flowerbeds. Wild ducks have settled their home on the pond in the park La Garenne, while Jean Mermoz park and its century old trees are home to a multitude of songbirds. The town annually organizes major events : Saint Fiacre, the gardener’s party and the spring fair.† The economic structure of Villemomble has increased with the area of activity in La Garenne that offers concrete help to entrepreneurs.
Browse th rough our accommodation pages if you are looking for a hotel in Villemomble.† For more event ideas, please visit our pages dedicated to company visits in Ile de France or the guided walking tours in the Paris region. Many proposals are featured throughout the year on our website.
Related : Saint Denis, the Merovingian necropolis