Often informally called Mantes, this town is situated in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris just 30 miles from the center. Located in the town is the fine Gothic church of Notre-Dame in Mantes-la-Jolie. Built from the 12th to 14th century, it has similarities with Notre-Dame in Paris. There are doorways with sculptural decoration and a beautiful interior.
Mantes-la-Jolie is home to many small businesses that work in concrete and chemical processing. The Paris–Rouen rail line separates Mantes-la-Ville from the larger commune of Mantes-la-Jolie. This area is at the center of musical instrument manufacturing. Mantes-la-Ville is the headquarters of two world-renowned makers of wind instruments: Buffet Crampon, which makes clarinets, and Selmer, which makes saxophones. Many buildings in Mantes-la-Jolie offer serviced offices.
Entertainment And Dining Out
The medieval Collegiate Church of Our Lady of Mantes, is a large and historically important Catholic church that was built between c.1155 and 1350 in the small town of Mantes-la-Jolie. This church is grand, and a little quirky. You can spend a few pleasant hours exploring the grounds and building. Chez Antoine is a popular French cuisine restaurant in the commune. Reservations are recommended. It has both indoor and outdoor seating. Les Notes de la Vie offers another dining option on the weekends. It is a waterside resort with great views, fabulous food, and a relaxing atmosphere.
Mantes-La-Jolie is a hub in the French transport network with three train stations, Mantes-La-Jolie, Mantes and Limay, that enable travelers to reach the region. These stations also provide easy connections to other means of road transportation. Autoroute de Normandie is a major route that connects Mantes-La-Jolie with major cities in Nortehrn France such as Paris.