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Running in Les Mureaux: a multi-faceted town

Located around 40 kilometers from Paris, Les Mureaux is a dynamic, welcoming city with an incomparable wealth of cultural and natural attractions. Combining history, innovation and greenery, Les Mureaux is a city in transition, with many projects for the future. From the ArianeGroup site to the Château de Bècheville, via the Pôle Léo Lagrange, discover the different facets of the city of Les Mureaux, thanks to the three audio-guided tours offered by the city, in collaboration with JOOKS.

From a modest fishing and farming village, the town of Les Mureaux has evolved into a leading industrial and technological center. Originally, it was a small farming village dominated by cereal crops and vineyards, surrounded by lush green countryside. With the rise of industry in the 19th century, the town underwent significant development, marked by the establishment of factories and the construction of the railway line linking Paris to Mantes-la-Jolie. The first half of the 20th century saw Les Mureaux become a key player in aviation, with the Pélabon factories and the construction of seaplanes contributing to its reputation in the aeronautical sector.

Vue aérienne sur la Seine et la ville des Mureaux
The Seine and Les Mureaux from above

Today, Les Mureaux continues to assert itself as an active and innovative city, while enhancing its historical and natural heritage, offering its residents a pleasant living environment rich in opportunities.

Olympic City

Les Mureaux asserts itself as a sporting town par excellence, a tradition that dates back to the 1924 Olympic Games, when the town had the honor of hosting the regattas. In preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, Les Mureaux has stepped up its efforts to promote sport at all levels. The town's sports infrastructure, including stadiums, gymnasiums and multi-purpose fields, is state-of-the-art, ready to welcome top athletes and sports enthusiasts alike.

Vue aérienne sur le stade Léo Lagrange
Léo Lagrange stadium

In fact, the city has been awarded the "Terre de Jeux 2024" label, in recognition of its commitment to promoting Olympic values. This label highlights the town's facilities, such as the Léo-Lagrange sports complex, which could potentially serve as a training center for athletes. Les Mureaux doesn't just provide infrastructure, it also implements programs to encourage sporting participation among its citizens, notably through initiatives aimed at young people and senior citizens.

The sporting dynamism of Les Mureaux is also evident in the many events organized throughout the year. From local competitions to national gatherings, the town lives to the rhythm of sport, offering its residents varied opportunities to practice and attend sporting events.

City of Air and Space

Les Mureaux is also a leading center for aerospace and aviation, with a history that stretches back several decades and includes landmark events and iconic aviation figures. Home to cutting-edge industries such as ArianeGroup, the city plays a key role in the production and development of space technologies. ArianeGroup, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), develops Ariane launchers, essential for European space missions.

Vue aérienne sur l'entreprise ArianeGroup

Les Mureaux has a long history of aviation. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, the town made a name for itself in aviation with the presence of the Pélabon factories, which produced seaplanes in particular. This tradition continued with landmark events such as the visit of Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator who made the first solo crossing of the Atlantic. The city has always been at the forefront of aviation and aerospace.

In addition to the aerospace industry, Les Mureaux also hosts aviation and space-related events and exhibitions, such as the Ciel en Seine Festival, which enables locals and visitors alike to discover the technological advances and achievements of this fascinating sector.

Nature City

Beyond its industrial and technological dynamism, Les Mureaux remains deeply connected to nature. The town is surrounded by lush green landscapes and boasts numerous green spaces, offering its residents an excellent quality of life. The Parc de l'Oseraie is a perfect example of this commitment to nature. This 33-hectare park on the banks of the Seine is a haven of peace for nature lovers and families alike. It features playgrounds, walking trails and picnic areas, all in an idyllic setting.

Vue aérienne de la Seine et du parc de l'Oseraie
Banks of the Seine and Parc de l'Oseraie

The carefully landscaped banks of the Seine offer panoramic views and sports facilities, reinforcing the appeal of outdoor activities. Les Mureaux is also committed to promoting soft mobility, with several kilometers of bicycle paths and footpaths, encouraging residents to get around in a more environmentally-friendly way.

The town also organizes nature-related events, such as the Fleurs en Seine festival, enabling residents to reconnect with their environment. These initiatives strengthen the sense of community and showcase the natural wealth of Les Mureaux.

Les Mureaux has not forgotten its agricultural roots. Urban farms and shared gardens are encouraged and supported by the municipality, enabling residents to grow their own vegetables and promote local, sustainable food. These urban agricultural spaces are also places where people can meet and exchange ideas, helping to strengthen social ties within the community.

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