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The Area

Local Area
Local Area(6 Articles )
In and around Mouy
  • All About Mouy
    Mouy is a small commune of around 5000 inhabitants in the department of the Oise (60) situated on the River Thérain. It is very well connected with departmental roads to Beauvais (20 minutes) and Creil (15 minutes) connecting on to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in ...     more ...
  • Facilities in Mouy
    Mouy is a bustling town of around 5000 inhabitants. La Source Tranquille is located just 400m from the centre of the town, so everything is right on your doorstep. There are 5 bakers, a butcher, a patisserie, a small supermarket, a small café, doctors, a pharmacy, a vet, ...     more ...
  • Mouy - Histoire
    Les terres de Mouy semblent avoir été possession des Sires de Moÿ de Vermandois également seigneurs des terres de Moÿ dans l'Aisne. Cette famille est connue depuis l'an 1045.

    À partir du XIIe siècle, Mouy était une place forte dépendante de la châtellenie de Mou ...     more ...
  • 19 rue Cayeux
    Our Gîte is found in the grounds of our house at 19 rue Cayeux, just a few hundred metres from the centre of the village of Mouy. We have lived in the house since May 2010 and the Gîte is our first attempt at renovation as well as at hospitality!

    The main house was bui ...     more ...
  • Lakes
    Mouy sits along the river Therain which runs north-south through the town on its way to join the Oise just south of Creil. Being on the valley floor there is a lot of surface water in the form of small streams and lakes. Mouy has its own 'Etang Communal' (or communal lake) ...     more ...
  • Trains to/from Paris
    La Source Tranquille is the perfect place for those wanting peace and quiet but with the option to visit Paris for the day. Our train station in Mouy is just minutes walk from the gite and, via a connection in Creil, it can get you into Paris for a day trip in around an hou ...     more ...
The Region
The Region(2 Articles )
Further Afield
  • The Region around Mouy
    Mouy is situated in the centre of the Oise, the southernmost department of the Picardie region. Picardie is known as the 'Land of the Cathedrals' with famous gothic cathedrals to be found in Beauvais and Amiens to name but two.

    The region encompasses the sandy beaches of ...     more ...
  • Arras & Thiepval
    2016 sees the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, fought in Northern France for 6 months in 1916. Arras in one of only two towns on the
    front line (along with Verdun) and is just a short 90 minute drive from La Source Tranquille. The centre of the town itself i ...     more ...
Suggested Itineraries
Suggested Itineraries(5 Articles )
Suggestions for your day trips from La Source Tranquille
  • Day trip to Paris
    Paris is within easy reach of La Source Tranquille, and by far the simplest way of getting there is by train. You basically have two options, depending on how long you want to stay in the city.

    1) If you are just going in for the day and will be coming home before dinner ...     more ...
  • Monet's Garden, Giverny
    Monet's Garden in Giverny is around 90 minutes from La Source Tranquille and is ideal for a day trip. Claude Monet lived for forty-three years, from 1883 to 1926, in his house in Giverny. With a passion for gardening as well as for colours, he conceived both his flower gard ...     more ...
  • Gerberoy & Beauvais
    Gerberoy , listed amongst 'les plus beaux villages de France' , sits in the beautiful rolling hills of the Vexin, some 45 minutes from La Source Tranquille and 20 minutes north of the cathedral city of Beauvais . Both are stunning places to visit; Beauvais Cathedral at a ...     more ...
  • Pierrefonds and Compiègne
    Pierrefonds and Compiègne are both around 45 minutes from La Source Tranquille. A lovely day out is the very pleasant drive through the forest to Pierrefonds with a visit to the Chateau, lunch by the lake and then a drive up to Compiègne to take in Napoleon's Imperial Pal ...     more ...
  • Senlis & Chantilly
    Senlis and Chantilly are both within about 20 minutes drive from La Source Tranquille, and within 10 minutes or so of each other. The best day to visit them both would be a Friday - market day in Senlis (the other market day is a Tuesday but the Chateau in Chantilly is clos ...     more ...
Getting Here
Getting Here(4 Articles )
Getting here and around
  • Map to La Source Tranquille
    La Source Tranquille is found in Mouy, in the Oise department in the region of Picardie, France. We are 65km (40 miles) from the centre of Paris and 230km (150 miles) from Calais.

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  • Arriving by car
    La Source Tranquille is found in Mouy, in the Oise department in the region of Picardie. We are 65km (40 miles) from the centre of Paris and 230km (150 miles) from Calais. The nearest big town is Beauvais (25km or 16 miles) and Chantilly is 27km (17 miles away).

    To rea ...     more ...
  • Arriving by plane
    To reach us from Paris Charles de Gaulle (60km): (click for Mappy link)

    Follow the signs to join the A1 north toward Lille. After 25km leave the A1 at Junction 8 towards Senlis. After the toll booth (currently €1.80) join the D1330 toward Creil. After ...     more ...
  • Arriving by rail
    http://www.lasourcetranquille.com/images/Mouy-La_Gare_small.jpg La Source Tranquille is just a 10 minute walk from our local train station in Mouy. Mouy is on is the Beauvais to Creil line, so connects directly from either end into Paris, with a direct connection in C ...     more ...
Cycling(3 Articles )
Cycling in and around the area
  • Cycling around La Source Tranquille
    La Source Tranquille is perfectly located to act as a base for your cycling tour around the beautiful Picardie countryside and the Vexin. We are located just minutes from the base of the valley of the river Therain which means all rides back to Mouy end with a downhill stre ...     more ...
  • The Avenue Verte - London to Paris Cycle Route
    The Avenue Verte is a cycle route from London to Paris. Inaugurated in 2012, the route is specially signposted for cyclists between the two great capitals, and you cross the Channel via the Transmanche Newhaven-Dieppe service, landing in Normandy.

    On the British side, th ...     more ...
  • Bicycle storage
    We have now added light and power to the small house in the garden which is a perfect place to keep and maintain your bicycles. There is room for around four bicycles and equipment, and this house is just steps from the gîte.