Located on the doorstep of Orly Airport, Antony is a residential commune in the southern suburbs of Paris. It’s dotted with leafy parks and home to a Louis XIII-style country house that boasts an impressive collection of paintings by artists from the School of Paris.
Things to do in Antony
On the northern edge of Antony is the Departmental Estate of Sceaux, a beautifully landscaped park that centres around a 17th-century chateau. Artefacts detailing the history of Paris are on display in the Second Empire-style residence while the Orangerie houses an art gallery featuring sculptures by Baptiste Colbert. Be sure to admire the painted dome of the Pavilion d’Aurore before strolling through the gardens designed by André Le Nôtre.
Serving as the green lung of Antony is Parc Heller where you’ll find walking paths, a duck-filled pond and children’s play equipment. Keep your eyes peeled for grey herons and squirrels during early morning strolls or challenge your family to a game of basketball or ping pong. A cycle path traverses the length of the park and is accessible to bike riders and skaters.
Travelling with young kids? Don’t miss a visit to the PLAYMOBIL FunPark, which features attractions themed around the popular toy brand. Climb aboard a pirate ship or explore the princess castle while letting your imagination run wild. During the school holidays, special events and activities are organised at the park and there’s an on-site eatery where parents can relax.
Getting around Antony
Antony is a 30-minute drive from the centre of Paris and 45 minutes from Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Paris Orly Airport is just 15 minutes away. Trains connect from destinations across Paris to stations within the commune along the RER B and RER C lines. Buses also travel throughout Antony.