What is there to do in Nogent-sur-Seine?

Why not take advantage of your visit to the Camille Claudel Museum to explore Nogent-sur-Seine and its surrounding areas?

Escapades in Nogent - from sculptures to landscapes 

Follow this tour conceived by the Camille Claudel Museum and explore the monuments and landscapes of Nogent-sur-Seine, from the statues of the Saint-Laurent church to the statues in the museum, not forgetting the façade of the theatre and the large mills.

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Stroll along the banks of the River Seine and exploration of île Olive (Olive Island) 

By bike or on foot, for a stroll or a picnic, head for the countryside and discover the banks of the Seine and the 3 hectares of wooded grounds of the Olive Island.

Practical information: When the weather is favourable, the Tourist Office offers bicycles for hire.



Pavillon Henri IV 

This 16th century timber-framed house is a listed building and one of the most picturesque sites in the commune. Legend has it that this hunting lodge was once home to the love affair between Henri IV and Gabrielle d’Estrées. Today it has been transformed into an exhibition space, and during the summer months, it hosts the creative works of local associations and artists.



Discovery of the EDF nuclear power plant 

When you step through the doors of the Nogent-sur-Seine nuclear power plant, and especially the machine room and the simulator, you will learn more about how a power plant works.

Practical information: a host of activities are offered during the school holidays.

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And in the surrounding area...

A journey through time at the Château de La Motte-Tilly 

Head for the Age of Enlightenment! This elegant building, fully furnished with period furniture and surrounded by formal gardens, was built in 1754 for Abbé Terray, minister of King Louis XV. Now open to the public, this château will transport you back to the 18th century for the duration of your visit.

Practical information: picnics are permitted in the park.

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Medieval town of Provins  

During the 12th and 13th centuries, Provins is at the height of its fame thanks to the famous Trade Fairs of Champagne. In 2001, 800 years later, Provins has been inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and is nowadays a real showcase of medieval architecture: ramparts, donjon, churches, underground galleries… animated all year long with guided tours, medieval shows and great events to take you back to the Middle Ages!

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Stroll through the botanical garden of Marnay-sur-Seine 

The botanical garden of Marnay-sur-Seine is a fascinating living museum of plants and a magnificent conservatory of biodiversity. It invites you to stroll along a trail of some twenty themes: the path of evolution, the rose gardens, medicinal plants, condiment plants, the vegetable garden, the shaded garden, the conservatory garden, the ornamental garden, the living wall...

Practical information: Tables and chairs are available if you wish to bring your own lunch or snacks.

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Stroll through the Champagne vineyards 

Tour of wine presses and cellars, wine tasting sessions and opportunities to meet the winegrowers... The Camille Claudel Museum is less than twenty minutes from the Champagne vineyards. Five Champagne estates open their doors to visitors in the charming village of Villenauxe-la-Grande: an opportunity to unlock the secrets of one of the world’s most prestigious wines.

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