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Bourg-la-Reine

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Hauts-de-Seine

Bordering Cachan, Sceaux or Antony, the common Bourg-la-Reine takes place in the Hauts-de-Seine, in the Île-de-France. It is located on the old route of the Roman road via Aurelianensis that crossed Gaul Gaul to the present Cologne. It is located about ten kilometers south of Paris.

country town so close to Paris, Bourg-la-Reine seduced by its rural and bucolic. Former stronghold of the Benedictine Yerres in the Middle Ages, the city experienced a profound economic development from the nineteenth century, saw its population increase sharply. This success is mainly due to the pottery industry that brought fame to the town.

Dynamic and full of life, the common francilienne has put forward its natural assets, as well as its architectural heritage to become one of the most popular cities in the region. Sport, culture, history... are also the appointment of Bourg-la-Reine.

Geographical information

MunicipalityBourg-la-Reine
Postcode92340
Tourism label
Latitude48.7804540 (N 48° 46’ 50”)
Longitude2.3163740 (E 2° 18’ 59”)
AltitudeFrom 43m to 77m
Surface area1.86 km²
Population20254 inhabitants
Density10889 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNanterre (30 km, 26 min)
Insee code92014
IntercommunalityCA des Hauts de Bièvre
DepartmentHauts-de-Seine
RegionIle-de-France

Nearest cities & towns

L'Haÿ-les-Roses2.1 km (5 min)
Sceaux2.5 km (6 min)
Antony3.1 km (7 min)
Cachan3.1 km (8 min)
Bagneux3.5 km (8 min)
Fresnes4.2 km (9 min)
Fontenay-aux-Roses4.4 km (11 min)
Arcueil4.5 km (9 min)
Châtenay-Malabry4.6 km (11 min)
Châtillon4.7 km (11 min)
Villejuif5.2 km (13 min)
Montrouge5.4 km (12 min)
Le Plessis-Robinson5.6 km (14 min)
Gentilly5.8 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

Built in the early nineteenth century, the Saint-Gilles church has many paintings listed on the inventory of Historical Monuments, like including a Madonna and Child ceramic, or Madonna of justice.

Included in the general inventory of cultural heritage, the house of François Hennebique was built in the early twentieth century. Home of the inventor of reinforced concrete, it reveals a unique architecture for the time, including a minaret of forty meters and hanging gardens, all in concrete.

Built in the seventeenth and heavily modified during the nineteenth century, the house of the Sisters of Our Lady of Calvary is now an institution for hearing impaired. Former property of Henri IV who used the castle to meet Gabrielle d'Estrées, the building has been repeatedly changed over the centuries.

At the heart of Bourg-la-Reine, one can also admire the Pierre-Adrien Dalpayrat, a Norman-inspired building decorated earthenware. A museum was built there and this a hundred exceptional pieces. Rented for receptions today, St. Cyr villa also worth a visit. His garden, very nice, always open to the public.

Several statues are everywhere in this county Ile, like the bust of Condorcet and the size reproduction bronze Andre Theuriet, poet and novelist.

You can still enjoy some remains of ancient pottery of the city and the charms of the town hall.

Bourg-la-Reine Cemetery, established in the early nineteenth century, is home to some famous graves, like Dolto and her son Carlos, or Albin Michel.

Places of interest

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Events and festivities

Bourg-la-Reine The weekly market is held on Wednesday and Saturday morning.

The comedy festival of Bourg-la-Reine is organized every year in January. Various comedy shows and other artists turned to humor are proposed over several days.

The celebration of nature takes place each year in May, the nearest of 22, revealing animations about ecology and the environment.

In June, up to the great Bourg-la-Reine annual festival with concerts, artist demonstrations, sporting events or a big dance party.

The city also offers a Christmas market.

Weather

Tuesday 6 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 7°C
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Wednesday 7 december
Min. 6°C - Max. 6°C
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Thursday 8 december
Min. 7°C - Max. 7°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Bread Making Class in a Parisian Bakery
Local flavours113 € Paris (5.8 km)
Gourmet Tour of the Butte aux Cailles
Local flavours38 € Paris (5.9 km)
Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-line access + Guided tour in English
Culture and education79 € Paris (6 km)
Street Art Tour of the Butte aux Cailles
Culture and education7 € Paris (6.2 km)
Macaroon Baking Class
Local flavours119 € Paris (6.7 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (8.9 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (50 km)

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