The parc de Sautour of Les Mureaux !

This is indeed a nice find ; looking at my vault and boxes od CD’s I found me a memorable family spot that need to have it in my blog, When we lived in Versailles, from 2003-2012 ; we came here for the festival ,but it was very crowded and skip it, However, we like the surrounding park and came back leisurely to walk around it on a Sunday afternoon later on, Gladly, let me tell you a bit about the Parc de Sautour of Les Mureaux ! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

Les Mureaux parc de Sautour windmill c2011

The parc de Sautour is a public garden/park located in Les Mureaux in my former home of the Yvelines,department 78 of the region of Île de France, It is at the entrance to the town, near the ramp to the A13 motorway (Autoroute de Normandie) direction centre ville on the D43 road , and taking right on rue Salvador Allende, Its name comes from the proximity of an old banal mill.

Les Mureaux parc de Sautour to city c2011

The parc de Sautour covering an area of 15 hectares, was created in 1985 , from which the City had acquired the land in the 1970s and includes a pond with an area of 1.29 hectares fed by the brook of Orgeval, two artificial islands each measuring approximately 210 m2, a playground, a dovecote, a waterfall, a garden and a statue representing a swimmer. The artificial mound that dominates it dates from 1988; approximately 60 meters high, it is now the highest point in the town of Les Mureaux.

Les Mureaux parc de Sautour sports complex c2011

It is the only vestige of the leper room of the Countess, Agnès de Montfort, Countess of Meulan who, in the 12C, had founded a leper room; intended to isolate and care for lepers, it had been placed well away from its town, on the way to Fresnes (now Ecquevilly). which included a hospital, meadows, vineyards and a mill. These last buildings, in very poor condition, were razed in 1982.

Les Mureaux parc de Sautour lake c2011

There is a great event held here every year, the Festival International du Cirque des Mureaux at the parc du Sautour, 20th edition 2022 awaiting program for 2023.  More info on City of Les Mureaux :

The City of Les Mureaux on the ¨Parc de Sautour :

There you go folks, another dandy memorable spot in my belle France, As the saying goes, to remember is to live again, yes indeed, The parc de Sautour of Les Mureaux is a nice place during daytime as lately night time is not recommended, Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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