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Le Bord'haut

Informations directionnelles

Faire demi-tour et reprendre le cheminement en sens inverse. Après le passage souterrain, prendre à gauche à l’intersection, dans la rue de la croix Jacquebot. Marcher sur la coulée verte en direction de la table de lecture (admirer la vue sur le village et la vallée).

Prochain point :

Table de lecture du paysage

Prochain point : lat="49.08238" lon="1.927420005"

Le Bord’Haut
A post house on the Paris-Rouen road



At the intersection of several roads…

The word "Bord'Haut" has several possible etymologies. According to the register of the Archbishop of Rouen, "Bordeau" means brothel, place of ill repute. Another hypothesis is that a Gallo-Roman villa was built high on the plateau about 400 meters from Chaussée Brunehaut. This hamlet is ideally located on the road from Paris to Rouen. Several roads connect it to the central town, the surrounding municipalities and the different roads on the plateau. At the end of the seventeenth century, road traffic intensified and Louis XIV decided to build major highways with a width of about 23 meters. This is the case of the road linking Pontoise to Magny-en-Vexin through Le Bord'Haut.



... A lively staging post

From the late seventeenth century and especially in the eighteenth century, Le Bord'Haut was a busy place. There were many inns, where travelers could stop for the night, to eat and to rest their horses. All the trades related to the road could be found there: wheelwright, blacksmith, farrier, saddler, etc. There was a post house, whereby the stagecoach leaving rue Saint Denis in Paris at midnight could stop at Vigny around 6am. Carters, who went from Paris to Magny-en-Vexin, could convey their goods in just over a day.





by Expression Nomade