Auto en Seine, Les Mureaux

I like cars probably because grew up around Daytona Beach, Florida USA and now live in France. So when a car event goes up there I go usually. This time there is no exception besides spring is in the air ::)

This event is call Autos en Seine in the town of Les Mureaux, dept Yvelines no 78 west of Paris on your way to Normandy on the A13 autoroute de Normandie exit/sortie 8. Its a town about 39 kms (24 miles) from Paris. You can easily get here by train from Paris gare Saint Lazare direction Mantes la Jolie. The local train site for all of the Paris regional area is http://www.transilien.com/web/site/lang/en

The town of Les Mureaux is the site of Aviation historically in France, and it houses today the EADS European Agency for Defense and Space, the equivalent of NASA in Europe. The rockets are only assembled here and they are taken to Guyana in South America for send off to destination.

OF further interest is the Château de Bécheville from the 17C who was visited by the writer Stendhal in 1811, the castle was renovated in the 19C and today it houses the Center of arts and music conservatory of the town.  There is a center for sailing boats Cercle de la Voile de Paris here since 1893 with webpage at http://www.regates-cvp.fr/ . And the church St Pierre St Paul built in 1896. Amongst the best parks is the  parc de l’Oseraie with a nice house from 1876-1879 , and the Val de Loisirs du Val de Seine with plenty of games ,activities ,and a lake with boating out to the river Seine, webpage at http://www.vds78.com/

For those seeking lodging right off the A13 on your way to Normandy or back to Paris you can have this logis de France property ,La Chaumiere  with webpage here http://www.hotel-lesmureaux.com/ . For eating I have try the Le Bonheur de Les Mureaux, Chinese,Thai, Viet cuisine near the train station at 25, Rue Jean-Jaurès 78130 Les Mureaux
Tél. +33 01 34 74 23 50,no web. And Les Voiles restaurant part of the sailing club area,adjacent to it overlooking the river Seine as it passes thru town, webpage  http://www.restaurantlesvoiles.com/ . For a coffee, snack and overlooking the place de la Liberation people watching spot in town try the Cafe de la Mairie, 2 place de la Libération, tel +33  01 34 74 03 45. And for hanging out with the astronauts folks and a drink try the Le Week End,64 route de Verneuil ,Tél. +33 01 34 74 05 41. And one for the river views and quaint area Le Bellevue, 4 ave Félix Faure, tel +33 01 34 74 02 93 all for typical  French home cooking.

The city mayor’s office is at http://www.lesmureaux.fr/ and it falls under the Ile de France region of Paris for tourism information at http://www.nouveau-paris-ile-de-france.fr/ ,and now some photos.

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