Things to do in Pontoise

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Start with the Top Sights in Pontoise

If you're in Pontoise to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.

Ile de Loisirs de Cergy-Pontoise

⭐️ 4.2 (7047)

Axe majeur

⭐️ 4.5 (2631)

Cathédrale Saint-Maclou

⭐️ 4.6 (375)

Tourist Office

⭐️ 4.4 (271)

Museum Camille Pissarro

⭐️ 4.1 (179)

Musée Tavet-Delacour

⭐️ 3.8 (32)

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End your night in some of the best bars in Pontoise

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City Rock

⭐️ 4 (2220)

Price Range: $$

La Taverne des Rois

⭐️ 3.6 (1560)

Price Range: $$

The Old English Pub

⭐️ 4.1 (1501)

Price Range: $$

L'arbre Blanc

⭐️ 4.6 (715)

Price Range: $$

La Bonne Entente

⭐️ 4.2 (507)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4 (473)

Price Range: $$

Tanker • Cergy

⭐️ 4.7 (251)

Price Range: $$

Pub Bar Lounge L'Ateliers 33

⭐️ 4.5 (250)

Price Range: $$

Bar Moderne

⭐️ 4.7 (227)

Bar Des Banques

⭐️ 4.3 (185)

Price Range: $$

Les Planches de Pontoise

⭐️ 4.5 (182)

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Check out these bookable attractions in Pontoise

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Pontoise.

City Sightseeing Cruise

Admission to Disneyland® Paris

Seine River Cruise and French Crêpe Tasting

Round-trip Little Train Tour of Montmartre

Eiffel Tower Climbing Tour with Summit Access

Eiffel Tower Morning Tour by Elevator

Paris Three-Course Dinner Cruise

Admission to the Arc de Triomphe's Rooftop

Hop-on-hop-off Bus Tour

Ticket to the Thoiry ZooSafari Park

Looking for unforgettable fine-dining experiences in Pontoise?

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L'Or Q'Idée

⭐️ 4.8 (694)

Price Range: $$$

Le Maupertu

⭐️ 4.6 (584)

Price Range: $$$

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit Château de Pontoise: Located in the center of Pontoise, the historical Château de Pontoise is a must-see. Nestled in a lovely green landscape with a pond, it was built in the mid-17th century and still retains its ancient charm.
  2. Explore the Vaulted Passages: Visitors should explore the beautiful vaulted passages – carved into the chalk cliffs along the River Oise – that used to be part of the old fortifications of Pontoise.
  3. Discover Villepinte Stadium: The Villepinte Stadium is located in Pontoise and is well known for hosting large sporting events. It's the perfect place to take the family for an afternoon of fun.

The best time to visit Pontoise is during the summer months of June, July, and August. This is when the weather is warm and sunny, and outdoor activities and attractions can be enjoyed. During this time, colorful festivities and events occur throughout the city.

Pontoise is a great destination for anyone wishing to explore French culture and experience the local lifestyle. With a rich cultural history and amazing nightlife, it is the perfect place for a three day getaway. Tourists can explore the city's markets, museums, and parks and restaurants. For those looking for a bit of adventure, there are several trails and waterways to explore on foot or by bike.

Exploring Pontoise is easy by foot, bike, or public transit; the city is served by several bus lines and a light rail. To take advantage of the city's grid, visitors can rent an electric bike and discover the hidden gems of this charming city. Taxis and ride-sharing services are also available for those who prefer to get around more quickly.

Pontoise is great for kids! Take a tour of the castle of Pontoise where kids can explore its winding towers and walls. Visit one of the many playgrounds located throughout the city and let the kids enjoy some fun activities. Don't forget to take a leisurely walk along Naussault Park which has beautiful gardens and small ponds.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Pontoise. To start off we'd have to mention Pub Bar Lounge L'Ateliers 33, Bar Moderne, Bar Des Banques. Check out our page on the best bars in Pontoise.

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