the New Town travel guides

The New Town Cergy-Pontoise was one of the five New Towns of Paris that were built from the 1960s onwards and it is assumed to be the most successful one. About 30 km northwest of Paris, this urban agglomeration was built ‘on top of’ 15 ancient villages in the loop of the river Oise, to be named after only two of them eventually - Cergy and Pontoise.

This publication is part of a series of Alternative Travel Guides initiated by the International New Town Institute. We’ve done the research so you can enjoy these undiscovered and unloved New Towns—before the rest of the world finds them!

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