Exploring ancient sites: museum, basilica and historic centre
Ancient and contemporary art at the Hieron museum
The heritage features of this town will take you back centuries. Begin your journey through time by meeting a mummy at the Hieron museum. Admire the collections, in particular a national treasure of France, a jewel weighing 3 tonnes! End your tour with a session at the workshop to unleash your creativity.
A historical centre with a human dimension
Wander in the historic centre and visit the Maison Jayet. Enjoy an ice cream at the foot of the Saint-Nicolas tower. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets to the Sacré-Cœur basilica, a masterpiece of Romanesque art.
Treasure hunt in the town centre
Up for a challenge? The "Mission fil d'or" treasure hunt will transform you into a formidable team as you search for the villains' treasure!
Make the most of this moment to get some exercise with the family and enjoy some fun and laughter!
Forest walks and bike rides along the central canal
Enjoy the greenery on a little walk in the Aisances woods.
Cycle along the greenway that follows the central canal, have a race with the pleasure boats and watch them passing through the locks.
Have no bikes? No worries! We propose rentals of different types of bikes for adults and children, including E-bikes and cargo bikes.
Suggestions for cycling itineraries
Pierre, cycling enthusiast and great explorer, has put together 14 nature and heritage trails.
Paray, town of Mosaics!
Do you know what a tessera is? It's the small piece used to make a mosaic. The mosaic artist uses several tools to obtain them, including a hammer and hardie. Visit the contemporary Mosaic centre to learn all there is to know about this art. This permanent art centre hosts exhibitions as well as various workshops and training courses.
Mosaic artists exhibition
Every summer, the Saint-Nicolas Tower becomes an international venue for mosaic artists who come to display their works, to the delight of both children and adults.
This is our gem, but don't tell everyone! It appears sober on the outside but, once inside, visitors can feast their eyes on the treasure of its mosaics that cover the interior from the floor to the dome.