Massy town guide
Visitors by hire car heading into Paris on the A10 will see, Massy and nearby Palaiseau sign posted from the end of the motorway. Those visitors by hire car who choose not to drive in the centre of the metropolis will find, not only good hotels and restaurants, but also pleasant elegant suburbs to return to after a day's sight seeing.
These suburbs are set in the Ile de France which is the region surrounding the capital, unlike the outskirts of many other large cities, this area of France has a real charm of its own. French monarchs used this area as hunting forest and built their country retreats so that they could be reached in a day's riding. This leaves a legacy of fine buildings including chateaux such as the incomparable Versailles which is within easy reach, and easy driving in your hire car, from Massy.
Because we are used to the reproduced images of Corot, Monet and Van Gough, this is familiar France, with poplar tree lined roads, grey stone cottages and elegant churches. Take a day out from city visiting or recover from Disney land by having a potter in your hire car around the roads of the Ile de France