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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Élancourt
Insee code78208
AltitudeFrom 100 to 230 meters
Surface8.51 km²
Population26834 inhabitants
Density3153 inhabitants/km²


National labelTrappes at 4 km (10 min)
Chief townVersailles (at 17.3 km, 18 min)Maurepas at 4 km (7 min)
DepartmentYvelinesLa Verrière at 5.7 km (11 min)
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  • Some key figures: Green areas, businesses, population, area ... Some familiar landmarks for the city:
  • Department: Yvelines (78).
  • District: Rambouillet.
  • 11th Legislative District: Élancourt, Trappes, Saint-Cyr-L'Ecole, Fontenay-le-Fleury, The Canopy, Bois d'Arcy and Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis.
  • District of Maurepas: Élancourt, Maurepas, Coignières and canopy.
  • Population: 27,613 élancourtoises and élancourtois, 5000 in the Key of St. Peter (INSEE 2007).
  • Towns nearby: Coignières, Jouars-Pontchartrain, The Canopy, Le Mesnil-Saint-Denis, Maurepas, Enjoyment, Trappes.
  • Area: 979 hectares, 39 ares and 48 centiares.
  • Highest point: Elancourt Hill, 230 meters (highest point of the artificial Ile-de-France).
  • Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines: The new city includes seven municipalities: Élancourt, Guyancourt, The Canopy, Magny-les-Hamlets, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Trappes, Voisins-le-Bretonneux.
  • Green City: On the edge of the valley of Chevreuse, Élancourt is a very green city: the City maintains 110 hectares of public green spaces.
  • Dynamic city: More than 300 companies, businesses and artisans. More than 130 associations élancourtoises. 6000 élancourtois play sports in a club or association. Élancourtois 31% are under 19 years.
  • City of history, city of the future ...
  • From the "village" to "modern city": A small village at the turn of the century has turned into Élancourt modern city since its integration into the new city, while retaining its charm.
  • An amazing onomastics: The name "Élancourt" is relatively recent. Certainly, a small rural community were probably limited at the beginning of our era near Trappes, then stage the Roman road leading from Paris to Dreux. But it was not until the 11th century to find traces of defining a common name in its own right: it will be "AgLine Curtis". From both Latin and Germanic, these terms mean "the farm of AgLine enclosed" or "operation of Agil." Over the centuries, the names will continue to evolve in oral transmission. Curtis and AgLine become Herencurtem in 1144, then Elencuria in 1250, in 1472 Ellencourt ultimately, to name current Élancourt in 1757.
  • The demographic boom: In 1472, the small town of Ellencourt reached for the first time a hundred people. The slow evolution of the population will continue until the arrival in 1970 of the new town, synonymous with "population boom" extraordinary after gathering 800 people in five centuries, Élancourt attracts over 8000 people in five years! In 1978, the city already has 15 000 inhabitants! Called Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines in 1970, the new town has been very successful its primary role: stem the rural exodus. For 30 years, Élancourt has become one of the first centers of urban development west of the capital and now has 28 000 inhabitants.
  • A city with three faces: Combining history and modernity, Élancourt today three types of geography.
  • The Village: Nestled in the valley, with its stone houses millstone, the Bassin de la Muette and the Church of St. Medard, the village is evidence of another era. Old buildings and modern live in harmony in a green landscape very much appreciated by residents.
  • The platform: Since 1970, the plateau, located on the southern part of Élancourt, was covered with a modern urbanization. Consists mainly of residences and groups of buildings, the board receives the main public services: Town Hall, library, cinema, city police, shopping centers ...
  • The Key of St. Peter, formerly Belonging to the town of Plaisir, this district was attached to Élancourt in 1983. First Industrial Zone, he quickly transformed to accommodate many residents and provide all necessary local services.
  • Traces of the Past ... Two medieval remains have survived the centuries on the town:
  • The Church of Saint-Médard-style "original novel", whose first stone was laid in the 10th century. Medard, bishop of Noyon and Tournai between the 5th and 6th century, was celebrated by the popular beliefs as "influencing the time" ...
  • On the side of Villedieu, a Commandery of Knights Templar was also retained. Founded in 1180, this place was a step off for pilgrims en route to the Holy Land. There is a chapel which remains the last witness of such medieval throughout the region. In 2006, the Municipality has installed a sculpture of Templar proudly marking the entrance to the city.
  • The coat of arms: In 1973, the municipality launched a public competition to select the image of the city. Of the five proposals, the current coat of arms was chosen. The coat of Élancourt is green as the countryside in the village. The chevron symbolizes the golden roads that cross it. In the middle of the shield, black and white are the colors of the flag of the Templars decorated with the red cross of the Order of Malta. Above, the currency of Byzantine Crusades is represented by three bezants white on a blue background, symbols of Saint-Germain-des-Pres. The two lilies reminiscent of royalty and the Abbey of Saint-Denis.


Having visited France Miniature Park, you can go walk on the green corridor that borders the church of the Commandery of Knights Templar or stroll through the old village where the charm of Saint-Medard can not be ignored.

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Leisure centresTheme Park France Miniature


  • Fair Flea: in May or June
  • Fireworks display on July 14: July 13 evening.
  • Fall Festival: Last Sunday in September
  • Forum des associations: the first weekend of September.
  • Children's Day: mid-September ...


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Perfume creation workshopWellbeingFrom 30 € to 35 €Saint-Germain-en-Laye (15.7 km)
Cycle hire in Rambouillet forestNature and the outdoorsFrom 5 € to 14 €Rambouillet (16.5 km)
Cookery demonstrations and lessonsLocal flavoursFreeCarrières-sous-Poissy (18.5 km)
Hands-on cookery workshop with tastingLocal flavoursFrom 39 € to 129 €Paris (27 km)

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Blason d'ÉlancourtBlason d'Élancourt



A superb 5-hectare theme park offering France in miniature
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Tuesday 23 December
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Wednesday 24 December
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French cuisine restaurantCampanile Plaisir  
DESIGN - In the heart of the ZAC Saint Apollonia and a few steps from the N12, Campanile Plaisir restaurant welcomes you for a moment full of delicacy and simplicity. In a sleek contemporary...
Located 1.9 km from Élancourt19 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Templiers  
At the heart of Elancourt in the new town of Saint Quentin en Yvelines, take a trip through time to Les Templiers restaurant. Dominated by a magnificent chapel, this authentic 13th...
Located in Élancourt32 € per person 
Italian restaurantLa Trattoria  
Situated in Plaisir, La Trattoria restaurant invites you to a gourmet parenthesis colors of Italy! Upon arrival, discover a stylish decor and warm, nicely decorated and a little flower....
Located 2.2 km from Élancourt20 € per person 

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House with 6 bedroomsLe Petit Nailly    
Le Petit Nailly, a beautiful ancient stone barn, is delighted to welcome you to the edge of the Regional Park of the Chevreuse Valley in Romainville, which is one of the 7 hamlets of...
Located 7.5 km from ÉlancourtFrom 78 € to 96 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMaison Prairie Bonheur    
Bed and Breakfast very cosy, very near Versailles and Paris, closed to teh forest, nature and very quiet! Welcome.
Located 8.7 km from ÉlancourtFrom 85 € to 105 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsLe Moulin à vent Gîte Chambre d'hôte    
Montfort l'Amaury is a charming small town dating from the eleventh century, built on a hill in the forest, where was built a defensive castle (preview on the photo of the house) which...
Located 11.3 km from Élancourt72 € the double room 

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House for 2 personsLevis st nom (78320)
House can accommodate 4 persons. 1 bedroom. 1 bathroom. 1 WC. kitchen. Double room with fireplace. Large garden of 1000 m².
Located 7.3 km from Élancourt500 € per week 
Villa for 40 personsVilla Moulin de Champie - 1à40 personnes  
1 to 40personnes. At the heart of the plain of Versailles Environment country close to the inra Thiverval Grignon. 7 cottages at your disposal. Aa short and medium stay from 1 night...
Located 7.7 km from Élancourt 
House for 4 personsGîte de Mareil le Guyon proche de paris  
A 2 km from Montfort-l'Amaury medieval city between Versailles and Rambouillet, on the D191 2 km from the N12, we offer a cottage attic, charm and great comfort (poutresapparentes,...
Located 8.1 km from ÉlancourtFrom 375 € to 420 € per week 

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180 places over 4 haHuttopia Versailles    
Versailles camping (Ile-de-France region) enables you and your family to visit the historic town of Versailles, its Château, yet you can also escape to Paris (station rer C Porchefontaine...
Located 14.8 km from Élancourt 
510 places over 7 haCamping Indigo Paris    
Right in the green center of Bois de Boulogne along the river Seine. The campsite Paris-Bois de Boulogne extends over an area of 7ha. An ideal place to go and visit Paris. 510 pitches...
Located 22 km from Élancourt 
180 places over 12 haHuttopia Rambouillet  
Rambouillet campsite in the Ile-de-France region near Paris. The ideal site for a stay in the heart of the forest by the water, while being very close to Paris... Come and get a change...
Located 22 km from Élancourt 

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Premiere Classe Plaisir - Hotel in ÉlancourtPremiere Classe Plaisir     
Premiere Classe Plaisir is located 10 minutes from Versailles and its famous chateau. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, en suite showers and cable/satellite TV. Bunk beds are available...
Located 1.8 km from ÉlancourtRoom from 35 €
Campanile Plaisir - Hotel in ÉlancourtCampanile Plaisir     
Situated in Plaisir, in the western suburbs of Paris, about 30 km from the city centre, the hotel is easily accessible from the nearby N12 national road and A12 motorway. Campanile...
Located 1.8 km from ÉlancourtRoom from 42 €
ibis budget Versailles - Trappes - Hotel in Élancourtibis budget Versailles - Trappes     
Located just 2 km from Saint Quentin Golf Club is the ibis budget Trappes - Saint Quentin En Yvelines, with its 24-hour reception and free, secure car park. It also features a terrace...
Located 2.1 km from ÉlancourtRoom from 35 €

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Cerise Maisons Laffitte
With a 24-hour front desk, Cerise Maisons Laffitte is 350 metres from the Château de Maisons-Laffitte and 700 metres from the RER Station, which leads...
Cerise Maisons Laffitte
With a 24-hour front desk, Cerise Maisons Laffitte is 350 metres from the Château de Maisons-Laffitte and 700 metres from...
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