Located in the northern part of the Parisian suburbs, the Val-d'Oise department, crossed by the Oise River and bordered by the Seine River, is home to two regional nature parks, the French Vexin and the Oise-Pays de France. Composed of picturesque and varied landscapes, whose charm has inspired many famous painters, this territory can also boast a rich built and cultural heritage, consisting of abbeys, castles, typical villages and museums, as well as a wide range of outdoor activities, such as hiking, horse riding and cycling, golf, water sports and air sports. Val-d'Oise is one of the departments best located on the film culture side. This destination has been called the "400 Film Department" since the 1950s! It is no coincidence: many painters have chosen to live here during their careers, especially the Impressionists, since Manet, Sisley, Renoir, Caillebotte and Monet have lived and painted in Argenteuil and Giverny

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When to go to Val-d'Oise? All year round, you can follow in the footsteps of Vincent Van Gogh and Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Jean Gabin and Mistinguett... Many artists and writers have left their mark on the Valdois tourist landscape. There are so many museums and places of memory to discover. But this destination is also a land of festivals: whether they are rural, musical, artistic or theatrical, historical and medieval, the festivals in the Val-d'Oise take you to a variety of terroirs. During these peregrinations you will discover the current trends in jazz or rock. For the more classical minds, the Baroque Music Festival or musical creations will introduce you to remarkable heritage places. In small rural cities: atypical and historical festivities around themes of daily life, such as harvesting or medieval festivals. But it's also theatre, cinema, circus... All you have to do is ask for the program!

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