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Senlis, la Royale...

 

Senlis is a commune in the Oise department in the Hauts-de-France region of France. It is located on the Cours de la Nonette, between the forests of Chantilly, Ermenonville and Halatte, 40km from Paris and 35km from Compiegne.

From ancient foundation, royal residence during the Middle Ages, the city retains its rich history and has several museums. The old town consists of a set of houses and ancient streets surrounded by Gallo-Roman and medieval walls, around a Gothic cathedral. The ensemble was preserved by the creation in 1965 of a protected sector of forty-two hectares, today called "remarkable heritage site".
 
Since then, the municipality and the inhabitants have been promoting heritage through the restoration of monuments and ancient housing and the organization of cultural events, while developing a tertiary economic activity near the Northern Highway (A1). Senlis is part of the Oise-Pays de France Regional Nature Park.