Enghien-les- Bains is situated 13.5 kilometres (8.4 miles) from the centre of Paris, in the département of Val-d’Oise.

Before the French Revolution, what is now Enghien-les-Bains was a lake and a marshland under the jurisdiction ofMontmorency.

In 1766, a priest at the oratory of Montmorency discovered a warm sulphur spring near the lake of Enghien, and the area began to develop as a spa resort.

Enghien-les-Bains is famous as a spa resort and a well-to-do suburb of Paris, developed in the nineteenth century around the scenic lake of Enghien. A casino, the only casino in the vicinity of Paris, is located on the shores of the lake.

The Casino near the lake

During the month of June Enghien has its own Jazz festival but all along the year you can benefit from the proximity of the lake, the Casino and its theatre,the shops on the beautiful streets and the coffee shops with crepes and pastries, ice-creams or hot chocolate.

This year there was also a merry-go-round for the kids, only for kids.

But on a closer look, what was the artist thinking about?

Enghien is an easy and nice place to go if you’re visiting Paris.Hope you enjoy it.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Kari
    Sep 17, 2010 @ 22:03:16

    How neat! This isn’t a place that I’ve visited, but I could see my dad heading there for a jazz festival. How interesting that there is only one casino near Paris. I’m surprised due to the size of the city.
    This entire series of photos is beautiful – I love the intensity of the sky with the wispy clouds.

    No, I was never in a car in Paris. We traveled around France in a car, which was interesting since my dad hadn’t driven a stick-shift car for a decade, but we dropped the car off in Arles, took a train to Paris, and commuted there on foot. I can’t imagine driving in that city – or London either. That much congestion must be a nightmare to contend with!


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