The neighboring town of Chatou and close to Paris, Le Vésinet is registered in the Boucles de la Seine.
Illustrious writers or artists such as Guillaume Apollinaire, Luis Mariano, Barbara or Joséphine Baker lived or stayed in this charming town of Yvelines.
Thanks to its rich historical heritage, Le Vésinet has three buildings listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historical Monuments and two buildings classified as Historical Monuments that you will have the opportunity to visit during your stay at the hotel Les Terres Blanches.
Built in 1859, the hospital of Vésinet takes place in the former imperial asylum. Still in service, it fascinates for its imposing and sumptuous architecture. Of Art Nouveau style, Villa Berthe, also known as “La Hublotière“, was designed by the architect Hector Guimard in 1896. You can admire its wrought iron gate, its portholes, as well as its fine and elegant curves. A timeless visit! Another famous building of the city: the Palais Rose. Built in 1899 in honor of shipowner Schweitzer, this building housed the Count of Robert de Montesquiou and the Marquise Luisa Casati. Renovated in the 2000s, it is the replica of the Grand Trianon of Versailles. It can only be visited during the Heritage Days.
Built between 1862 and 1865 by Louis Auguste Boileau architecture, the Sainte-Marguerite church is the first non-industrial building made of concrete in the hexagon. The parish and a sacristy were added later. Heavily criticized during its construction, the church remains a witness to the history of the city. Finally, the last curiosity of the Vésinet: the “Wood Cottage“. This unusual house built in 1864 by the architect Tricotel reminds one of the cottage charms of the English cottages. It features brick facades with oak wood, a staircase turret and a dovecote, which give it a unique charm.
On the other side of the Seine, a few kilometers from the city, you will have the opportunity to visit the old village of Marly. Entered in history in 697, it houses beautiful bourgeois houses, private mansions and a watering place.