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Aulnay Sous Bois is a commune in the north-eastern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 8.6 miles from the center of Paris. The name Aulnay Sous Bois comes from Medieval Latin alnetum, meaning alder grove, after the alder trees covering the territory of Aulnay Sous Bois in ancient times. Aulnay Sous Bois is also the site of the subterranean Citroen repository of Citroen archives and 370 Citroen cars produced over the years. All the main attractions of the area are in the city of Paris.
Top Attractions within Aulnay Sous Bois
Eiffel Tower is one of the world’s most recognizable monuments, and it is breathtaking to behold. Be sure to take the lift for a beautiful view of the city. You can take the subway from Aulnay Sous Bois to Paris. The tower rises 300 meters tall. When it was completed at the end of the 19th century it was twice as high as the Washington Monument, at the time the tallest structure in the world.
Louvre Museum is located in Paris, near Aulnay Sous Bois, is the biggest museum in France. It is a must for anyone with a slight interest in art. Some of the most famous art pieces in the Louvre are the Mona Lisa and the Venus of Milo.
Notre Dame de Paris is one of the most famous cathedrals in France, located near the outskirts of Aulnay Sous Bois. The site of Notre Dame is the cradle of Paris and has always been the religious center of the city. The Celts had their sacred ground here, the Romans built a temple to worship Jupiter.
Napoleon’s Triumphal Arch is located in the neighborhood of Aulnay Sous Bois, in Paris. The arch was commissioned by Napoleon in 1806 to commemorate his victories, but he was ousted before the arch was completed. Tourists can go up the stairs and enjoy the beautiful view that the Arch offers.