Issy-les-Moulineaux Travel Guide

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    by mariev Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    At the end of the Parc de l'Ile Saint Germain stands the Jean Dubuffet's "Tour aux Figures" (the faces tower) with its 24 meters height.

    This strange, chiefly black and white with some red and blue monument, has been inaugurated in 1988.

    The tower presents an inside stair but no window, you can walk inside (a visit is possible) without seeing anything from the external world.

    La tour aux figures
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    The Saint-Germain island, is said to have been in 52BC the location of at huge battle between Gallics and Romans.

    Whatever the early history is, the island's name comes from its medieval owners : the monks of the Saint Germain Abbaye, who used to have there their gardens and fields until the 19 th century.

    Later it became a storage area and a commercial wharf on the Seine.

    Since 1979, it is a quiet public park, known mostly by the neighbourhood's mothers, their children and the joggers.

    Inside, you can find :
    - some artwork and sculptures
    - the environment's house
    - some educational and experimental gardens
    - a poney club
    - a restaurant

    Along the closed gardens
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    In its history, the Seminaire Saint Sulpice has hosted very different persons such as :
    - Marguerite de Valois (the infamous "Reine Margot"), its first registered owner who used to have a countyside house there and gave the house to religious orders after her death.
    - The pope Jean Paul II when he came in France in 1988 ( the small park attenant to the seminar has been renamed 'Parc Jean Paul II')

    The seminaire - presently under renovation - now belongs to the Catholic church.
    It will be(partly, its main vocation still beeing the future priests education) reopened to visitors once the renovation finished (2006 ?).

    It is probably Issy les Moulineaux main historical attraction and features an important religious library and some beautiful stainglasses.

    Behind the seminaire saint sulpice
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Issy-les-Moulineaux Restaurants

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    A bit confidential because of it’s location, la Manufacture is a good address to know, if you are staying near the Porte de Versailles or the Porte de Sevres.
    Situated in an old cigars’ factory (it was built to relay the ‘Gros Caillou’ one in 1900 and was active until 1978) classified among minor historical monuments, the place is a restaurant since 1989

    The deco is a bit ‘cold’ (due to the building’s industrial past ?) but you come for the cooking: a blend of south-west France traditional cooking and ‘nouvelle-cuisine’ (not too extravagant, just enough to be less heavy) The card varies from day to day (and depends on the season), depending on the chef’s finds. Nice choice when it comes to fish and meat.
    A large card of wines (and not only french ones).
    You can even tell to the friendly staff if you want to eat fast or slow.

    Count about 30 Euros (3 courses)/person

    Favorite Dish: Filet de rascasse
    Fondant aux airelles

    In the old tobacco factory
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Issy-les-Moulineaux Off The Beaten Path

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    Situated in the middle of the Parc Saint Germain, this old restored market hall hosts a pony club and the Maison de l'environnement (environment's house).

    The environment's house mission is to organise sessions and exhibitions about environment and to offer the younger Issy les Moulineaux citizens a glimpse about natural life (gardening sessions in the park, birds watching...)

    address :
    170, quai de Stalingrad – 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux

    La maison de l'environnement
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    The Hopital Corentin Celton has been built in 1863 and is presently (2005) undergoing a complete renovation.

    The old hospital has been completely taken down and rebuilt, exept for the chapel Saint-Sauveur wich has been kept to become a permanent art gallery.

    The chapel itself presents an interesting painted and carved decoration.

    Address : 51 Rue Guynemer
    Metro Corentin Celton

    Chapelle de l'hopital corentin celton
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    Situated at the crossing of the Rue du General Leclerc and the Rue Mignard, this strange contraption is simultaneously a street lamp and a fountain.

    Since 1778, the fountain always existed here but, at the beginning of the 20th century, it was moved due to the lack of space on the sidewalk.

    After numerous protests from the inhabitants (who liked their fountain and its good quality water) it was built back.

    Since the room was still scarce and the town wanted to keep a light at this crossing, a decision was made to invent this strange and unique "thing".

    The fountain is now connected to the public water network and delivers perfectly potable water.

    combo lamp/fountain
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