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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Essonne

Arpajon is a town located in the Essonne region Île-de-France, about thirty kilometers from Paris. Ancient Gallo-Roman castrum, it is now a city of about 11 000 inhabitants with a well-preserved heritage.

Not far from Evry Palaiseau or Montlhéry, Arpajon is well situated to enjoy all the major attractions of this part of the Île-de-France, and the capital city.

Full of charm, the town of Arpajon seduces visitors both by its old stone monuments by the green that prevails. Indeed, public parks and gardens are common in the territory of the municipality, earning him two flowers in the competition of cities and villages flowered. Dynamic and lively, francilienne city lies at the heart of a region that deserves to be discovered.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.5891720 (N 48° 35’ 21”)
Longitude2.2462370 (E 2° 14’ 46”)
AltitudeFrom 47m to 89m
Surface area2.40 km²
Population10966 inhabitants
Density4569 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvry (17.4 km, 17 min)
Insee code91021
IntercommunalityCC de l'Arpajonnais

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon1.2 km (4 min)
La Norville2.1 km (7 min)
Ollainville2.4 km (7 min)
Égly2.4 km (5 min)
Guibeville4.2 km (9 min)
Leuville-sur-Orge4.3 km (9 min)
Avrainville4.7 km (10 min)
Bruyères-le-Châtel4.9 km (10 min)
Cheptainville5.9 km (11 min)
Linas6.2 km (10 min)
Brétigny-sur-Orge6.4 km (14 min)
Montlhéry6.5 km (10 min)
Saint-Yon6.6 km (11 min)
Marolles-en-Hurepoix6.8 km (11 min)

Things to see and do

Prosperous and marked by different eras, the city of Arpajon kept a large number of monuments testifying to its glorious past.

The Church of St. Clement was built in the tenth century, before being rebuilt in the eleventh, twelfth, sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Its Romanesque facade was replaced in the nineteenth century by a facade with openings warheads. It has a beautiful sandstone construction and millstone veined red stone. Listed building, it has also ranked a bell and a beautiful wash. Nearby, a house in the fifteenth century, 12 Market Square, is also classified as an historic monument.

Walking through the town, visitors enjoy the hall, dating from the fifteenth century sandstone and wood, or the old stables now house the city library.

One can still appreciate the remains of the wall of Arpajon, pillars dating from the early eighteenth century on the door of Paris.

An octagonal staircase tower, stone sandstone has its charms at 18 rue Dauvilliers, while City Hall and two entrance pavilions designed by Philippe de Noailles in the late eighteenth century worth visiting. The latter houses the Leopold paintings Moulignon in the marriage hall.

Around the city of Arpajon, you can admire the resort or notable mansions dating from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, like a pagoda tonkinoise redeemed after the Paris Exposition in 1889.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Arpajon is the scene of several events of all kinds throughout the year.

The market is held Arpajon Friday and Sunday mornings on the Place du Marché.

Every first Sunday in March, Arpajon organizes the carnival Bineau. For the occasion, a representation of the steward is burned each year instead of Châtres.

The third weekend of September up to the fair Beans. This event created in 1922 is an opportunity to reconnect with the vegetable of Arpajon past and to attend several events.

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
The Palace of Versailles: Priority-Access Ticket + Audio Guide
Culture and education20 € Versailles (25 km)
Versailles: Guided Tour of the Palace, Gardens & The Queen's Estate – Priority-access ticket
Culture and education88 € Versailles (25 km)
Guided Tour of the Versailles Palace & Gardens – Priority-access ticket (without transport)
Culture and education50 € Versailles (25 km)
Versailles All-in-One Pass (Palace + Gardens + The Queen's Estate) – Priority access with audio guide
Culture and education35 € Versailles (25 km)
Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles – 75 minutes – Priority-access ticket (without transport)
Culture and education35 € Versailles (25 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (31 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (33 km)


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