Got a weekend in Val-de-Marne coming up? Two days is all you need to take in all the best bits of Orly. Head to the Parc Méliès, where you’ll find a château tucked away amidst the greenery. This was once home to illusionist and film director Georges Méliès, after whom the park was named. That’s not the only château in Orly either — there’s the Château du Parc d'Orly, too. Built in the 16th and 17th centuries, one of its most notable residents was Madame de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV. Round off your route with the Église Saint-Germain in the Vieil-Orly neighborhood. The oldest parts of the building date back to the 12th century.
During your week in Orly, open your eyes wide and take a closer look at the town around you — if you do, you’ll find all sorts of hidden masterpieces. There’s L'Oiseau Pylône by Olivier Agid in the Parc Marcel Cachin, Les Miroirs de Vent by Claude Courtecuisse on Place Saint-Exupéry, Alfred de Musset de Cabé on the wall of Square Alfred de Musset, and many more... Fancy a break in the fresh air? Head to the small village of Grignon with its English garden. If you’ve still got time, book a room in one of our affordable Première Classe hotels in Paris
and explore the capital.
Are your kids already impatient to get going before you’ve even dropped your bags in your hotel room? Whether you’re in Orly for a short weekend or longer stay, make the most of your time here to explore the town’s parks and squares. There are plenty of places to kick back and relax, like the Parc Méliès, Parc de la Cloche, Square Alfred de Musset, Orly’s terraces, the Coulée Verte, and many more. The town is also bursting with family-friendly activities: swimming, tennis, cinema, you name it... After fun-filled days, head back to the comfort of your Première Classe hotel.