The Regional Natural Park Oise Pays de France

With an area of ​​over 60,000 hectares, the Regional Natural Park Oise - Pays de France includes 59 municipalities (44 in the Oise department and 15 in the Val d'Oise) and 110,000 inhabitants.

Green lung  at the north of Paris, which retains a predominantly rural character, dominated by forestry and agriculture and is a coherent space, very different from the  territories that surround it (the vast agricultural plains east of Valois, the Plain of France and Roissy in full expansion and the Oise Valley, highly industrialized, with significant economic potential).

A natural territory

20,000 hectares of forests, which are the three Forests occupy the heart of the Oise Regional Natural Park - Pays de France, so it apart from large neighboring agricultural plateaus. Furthermore, the scope of these forests, the proprietary interest of the territory lies in the variety of natural habitats, including original (calcareous grasslands, heaths, wetlands ...) and the high number of species of rare plants and animals which they are known there: fifty protected vascular plants; insect quarantine heritage sites; three quarters of mammals and reptiles in the Ile-de-France and Picardy in the territory and among them, 37 cited in the European directives on the protection of wildlife.

The cities of the PNR and discovery circuits

Marked by its rurality, history or art or industrial past, cities and towns of Oise Regional Natural Park - Pays de France are remarkably preserved and reveal a strong cultural identity.

Located near water, forests or large agricultural plains, municipalities Oise Regional Natural Park - Pays de France have retained their original urban form. With his team or facades of the street, its simple volumes and local materials, which are among the most beautiful in Ile-de-France.

The architecture adapts to the terrain and climate, and is characterized by a sense of unity and visual continuity. In fact, the walls of the enclosure, pierced with porches, not indistinguishable from the houses and gardens are surrounded by hedges field. The towns and villages of the area outside a mineral environment dominated by blocks of buildings sandstone floors and limestone.

Extending over 60,000 hectares, the Regional Natural Park Oise - Pays de France includes 59 municipalities (44 in the Oise and 15 in Val d'Oise) and 110,000 inhabitants. Green lung in northern Paris, which retains essentially  a rural character, dominant silviculture and agriculture, form a coherent area, quite different from  territories that surround it (at east the vast agricultural plains of Valois, the Plains of France and  Roissy and in full expansion the valley of the Oise, highly industrialized, with significant economic potential).