The wonderfully imposing castle of Ecouen contains priceless objects from the renaissance period. La Raincy has the first ever concrete church, Notre-Dame-du-Raincy, constructed in France in 1923. The castle of Ladoucette in Drancy contains a memorial to the French Jews who were driven out and deported.
Montfermeil has the 13th Century church of St-Pierre-St-Paul whilst the house of the historian Frantz Funck-Brentano is a fine example of empire style architecture. There is also a replica of an 18th Century windmill here. The porcelain town of Sèvres is home to the Musée National de Céramique which has many delicate examples of the ceramiscist’s art. The region can be reached along the all the motorways that led to the Paris area.
Population: 1 485 000 (2006)
Main towns: St. Denis, La Raincy, Montfer