Noisy le Grand, une ville moderne

rechercher
Discover Noisy le Grand | NOISY-LE-GRAND | Parks and green spaces
Print

Parks and green spaces

Noisy-le-Grand has managed to retain its former charm by maintaining the very many parks and gardens which were once part of stately homes.

Noisy-le-Grand is proud to have 380 hectares of green spaces which include two exceptional areas of natural beauty - to the north, the banks of the river Marne, and to the south, Saint Martin Wood. A great deal of care is taken over the preservation of these sensitive sites with the aim both of protecting them and making them accessible to the majority.

 

NOISY-LE-GRAND, FLORAL TOWN, "VILLE NATURE"

Noisy le Grand attracts much attention because its flowers and its planning for Nature make it a "ville nature" for inhabitants and visitors alike.

Improvements to and the existence of natural open spaces, parks, and gardens in every district of the town complement the big natural open spaces - the banks of the river Marne and the Saint Martin Wood.

In harmony with the river Marne, water is the general theme and this is the guiding principle of all open space planning in the town. Parks and gardens where running water is pre-eminent are therefore quintessential to the layout of each district and ensure there is an abundance of greenery throughout the year.

Visitors will be surprised and delighted as they discover these beautiful green spaces which are accessible, carefully maintained, spread throughout the town, and give it such a special quality.

Visitors are at liberty to wander through 105 hectares of open land : 

  • Parc de la Butte Verte
  • Parc des Mares Dimanche - CUR
  • Bords de Marne
  • Jardin des Artistes et Vigne du Clos Saint Vincent
  • Promenade François Mitterrand                             
  • Jardin Jean-Machet
  • Jardin des Sources...

THE EDGES OF THE RIVER MARNE

 

This is a 4 km shady walk on the south bank of the Marne for strolling through the countryside, offering a gentle walk, relaxation, and a change of scene for nature lovers, be they joggers, cyclists, fishermen or merely walkers. Nature retains some of it wildness along by the cycle path between Joinville-le-Pont and the Leisure Centre at Vaires-sur-Marne.

 

 

FROM THE JARDIN CREUX TO THE MIROIR D'EAU

Following the water channel to discover the ancient town centre wherever the fountains and landscaped gardens take us is to follow the course of a spring rising at the top of the Avenue Aristide Briand. Steps and slopes hug the natural gradient of the Promenade François Mitterrand where delighted walkers will hear the water babbling quietly down to the river Marne. This footpath threads between gardens of fragrant flowers, bushes and hedges to bring us, at a bend in the track, to the lake - the "Miroir d'eau" - surrounded by greenery.

THE JARDIN JEAN MACHET

The landscaped setting of the Town Hall, situated at the foot of a stairway leading to the panoramic viewing point, provides a stepped view on two levels enlivened by plants and evergreens and overlooking the planted beds of the central garden. A water channel wends its way towards the Town Hall - a pleasant new link to the river Marne and an extension from the Jardin Creux above the Avenue Aristide Briand and the Promenade François Mitterand. This garden commemorates the committed war veteran, Jean Machet, who died on 14th August 2008.

THE JARDIN DES ARTISTES AND THE VINEYARD OF THE CLOS SAINT-VINCENT

Situated in the Clos Saint Vincent district, at the heart of the ancient town centre, the Jardin des Artistes offers visitors quiet surroundings set in an area of almost one hectare. It has a band stand and a children's playground. Its lawns are an invitation to spend a while in idle relaxation. The shrubberies and bankings demonstrate the care with which the garden has been planned in accordance with ecological principles. At dawn in the year 2000, 500 vine stocks were planted so that the town could renew its prestigious historical wine-making tradition of the Middle Ages.

THE JARDIN DES SOURCES AND THE PLACE PICASSO

These two open spaces are at the heart of a modern district and enjoy a perfect harmony with the surrounding contemporary buildings. The Jardin des Sources is an enclosed, undulating garden of about one hectare stocked with a wide variety of plants, trees, and flowering bushes. Its fountains set in granite blocks, its grotto hewn from black schist and its 650m² pond fed by spring water set amongst reeds bestow upon it a beauty that is second to none.  The Place Pablo Picasso which has been recently redesigned is set around a central water feature consisting of a series of rectangular ponds enhanced by galleries and play areas surrounded by abundant greenery, pine trees, flowers, and bushes.   

THE PARC LOUIS-ANTOINE-DE-BOUGAINVILLE

This is a terraced park of about 1.5 hectares which links the lower town to the upper town and stretches over extensive meadowland. It unites the curves of the slope and fashions it by interspersing clumps of trees with water gardens and trellises, areas for relaxation and play with tracks and footpaths, and cascades from ponds to a small lake at the foot of the slope. Typical wetland vegetation such as willows, pin oaks, water lilies, and iris mingle with the undergrowth or even fruit trees, pines, oaks or walnut trees.

THE PARC DES MARES DIMANCHE

A breathing space where the surroundings are dominated by many imposing buildings, providing direct access to the new bus station via a footbridge at water level and to the town centre via a pedestrian walkway. This park encircles an artificial lake 2 hectares in area and it is an item of particular interest in the heart of the modern town. There are fish in the lake and fishing is allowed in July and August. It is also home to a large number of swans and ducks. This up-to-date, modern park with its sweeping green embankments, its beautiful trees, and spacious lawns designed for relaxation, fun, and games, is a place where Nature, art and buildings are harmoniously brought together.

THE PLACE DU 11 NOVEMBRE 1918

Truly an oasis of green in which the trees and meadows have been preserved. Here fragrant plants from the south of France grow - rosemary and lavender intermingled with grasses, oaks and scented plants such as honeysuckle or sage. A fountain with jets of water outlining a trapezoidal shape provide a hint of freshness whilst young and old may quench their thirst from two drinking fountains.

THE JARDIN ALLENDE

The Jardin Allende, a wooded square planted out with shrubs and perennials, provides 5,000m² of greenery in the very centre of town. It has been laid out so as to preserve certain trees which are over a hundred years old.

THE PARC DE LA BUTTE VERTE

This some fifteen hectares of open space for relaxation, full of character and contrast, can boast its natural flora and fauna. With its rugged terrain, extensive green slopes, big copses of ash, maple, acacia, wild cherry or pine trees, the lower half of the Parc de la Butte Verte has many ancient trees, and a lake with a landing stage. The upper half is given over to the needs of children and sport: play areas, a maze, football pitch, fitness circuit, etc.

THE BOIS DES YVRIS

A green lung of some 8 hectares to the south east of Noisy-le-Grand, where harmony reigns and there is a feeling of space and openness, this wood includes two large areas of grass. One contains a children's play area and a training circuit, the other with its footpaths snaking through, is for ball games set amongst wooded groves planted with healthy trees including some handsome oaks. In the shade of the foliage, you can relax and enjoy many activities - picnics, mountain-biking, jogging, games of football or pétanque, etc.

THE BOIS SAINT-MARTIN

To the south of Noisy-le-Grand is the Bois Saint Martin, a vast forest of 274 hectares, making an exceptional natural expanse. Here you can see many bird species, boar, stags and deer. You can also come across many ponds, ditches, and meadows, birch, and alder, as well as rare and protected plants.  294 plant species have been found there. The Town and the Regional Authority wish to acquire this woodland and open it up to the general public whilst preserving the inaccessible areas and thereby protecting the forest environment.

© Office de Tourisme de Noisy-le-Grand

 

Noisy-le-Grand Tourist Office

1, Route de Villiers - 93160 Noisy-le-Grand

Phone : 01 43 04 51 55

Reception and information fom Monday to Saturday from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 14:30 to 18:30