Planes and models of Ariane rockets on the tarmac at Le Bourget airport, Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace.

What to do in Le Bourget?

Le Bourget is an aviation town in Paris Region. Its Parc des Sports is to host the climbing competitions for the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games. Le Bourget is more than just an airport used by the French President.
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Le Bourget in Paris Region is well known for its airport. But even before its links with the world of aviation, the town was once a small village populated by farmers and innkeepers. Located in the French department of Seine-Saint-Denis in the Île-de-France region, Le Bourget has all sorts of activities to enjoy and key sights to visit. Between two climbing events during the 2024 Olympics in Paris Region, get on your bike and go exploring Le Bourget and the surrounding area.

Sport and culture itinerary in Le Bourget

The must-visit Air and Space Museum

CMany people will tell you this is where the history of Le Bourget begins. An area within the grounds of this airport in Paris Region is set aside for the museum, the biggest in France. Here, you’ll find a remarkable collection of aeroplanes and spacecraft. The museum will appeal to young and old, with activities to suit all age groups. After admiring the paintings, photographs, models and flight simulator, you can continue your tour with a visit to the restaurant, the Hélice. Extending beneath the wings of a Boeing 747, the spacious terrace offers a view of the runways. Guaranteed to make your tastebuds take off.

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Museum of Air and Space

Hiking in the Georges-Valbon Park

In Paris Region, come and stretch your legs in this park, also known as the Courneuve Park, located between Saint-Denis and the Air & Space Museum of Le Bourget. A hiking trail reveals just how fascinating this place is. During your walk, you may even be rewarded for your efforts by a stunning view over Paris. The site is packed with wildlife and vegetation, as well as fun activities for young and old. The perfect opportunity to spend a whole day exploring wherever you fancy.

Parc Georges-Valbon
A short hiking trail in Georges-Valbon Park

Visit to the Mémorial de la Shoah in Drancy

A place of remembrance, this holocaust museum can be found in Drancy in the heart of Paris Region, just 3 km from Le Bourget. The permanent exhibition retraces the experience and daily lives of the French Jews who came here and explains how the camp operated. Their story is told through video accounts, archive documents and photographs. A remembrance site that pays homage to the people who were deported and murdered during the Second World War.

Memorial de la Shoah de Drancy
Drancy Shoah Memorial

A walk in the wooded grounds of the Poudrerie (gunpowder factory) of Sevran

In Seine-Saint-Denis, 12 km from Le Bourget, lies the green oasis of the northeastern part of Paris Region. There are no less than 137 hectares to explore in this park. Traversed by the Ourcq Canal this natural site has tree-lined paths that invite you to relax, or enjoy a little exercise. Along the way, you may come across the remains of what was once a royal gunpowder factory. Bike rides along the canal, sports activities and fun pursuits, picnics and a chance to learn about the local protected species are some of the many secrets the park will reveal.

Bâtiments du parc de la Poudrerie Parc départemental de la Poudrerie
Parc forestier de la Poudrerie de Sevran

Located near Le Bourget, Roissy-en-France also has its share of original activities

Just 12 km from Le Bourget, the town of Roissy-en-France is just as famous for its airport as its neighbour. But beyond the airport grounds, Roissy has retained its identity as an iconic town of the Pays de France region. This town in Paris Region also has plenty of activities on offer, including bike rides, forest hikes, museum tours and heritage sites that retrace the history of France.

After your flight, take a Magical Shuttle

Once you’ve arrived, not at Le Bourget airport but at Paris-Charles-De-Gaulle, it’s time to enjoy yourself at the local attractions. Climb aboard the Magic Shuttle to travel straight to Wonderland. The onboard video presentations reveal all the rides at the Disneyland Paris theme park, a chance for the whole family to spend some quality time together. A direct service operates daily to and from Paris Region’s most wonderful castle.

Magical Shuttle
Magical Shuttle

Enjoy a round of golf at Roissy International Golf Club

Just a short distance from Le Bourget is a golf course that was built at the initiative of the Roissy-en-France town council. Hosting both major competitions and training sessions for golfers of all levels, Roissy International Golf Course is set in a vast park of 90 hectares. Located in the heart of the Vallée Verte (Green Valley), this estate has more than just a sporting spirit. With its lakes, walks and places to relax, it has been carefully designed to preserve and promote the beauty of the site as well as its ecological diversity.

Golf International de Roissy
Golf International de Roissy

Learning about the history of France at the Archéa Museum

Now here’s a museum that really takes you deep into the archaeological depths of France. A stone’s throw from Le Bourget, the Pays de France region is packed with excavation sites for budding archaeologists of all ages. Boasting the Musée de France quality label, Archéa can be found in the town centre of Louvres in the north of Paris Region. A contemporary museum that shines a spotlight on some 40 years of archaeological research. The tour begins with a presentation of the Pays de France region, then takes you along a trail that begins in prehistory and leads to the modern day. There are lots of fascinating things to learn at the Archéa Museum, through fun activities and interactive tours.

Archea
Archéa

Cultural activities and sports in the Oise-Pays de France Regional Nature Park

Near Le Bourget and Roissy, the Oise-Pays de France Regional Nature Park has activities in abundance. There’s no end to what you can see and do in this immense space: tours, hiking, heritage sites and an amazing view. Get on your bike for a bucolic weekend on the Park’s legendary paths. Abbey, museum, golf course and many other opportunities to learn something new or take a gourmet break. But that’s not all. The Park is home to a number of heritage sites that make it well worth a visit. There are all sorts of sights to see, like the Château de Chantilly, the royal town of Senlis and Chaalis, not forgetting Royaumont Abbey You can even try equestrian activities. If you fancy riding across the countryside in Paris Region, this park is the ideal place.

Espace naturel sensible de Baillon - PNR Oise pays de France
Regional Natural Park Oise - Pays de France

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