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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Essonne

Located 49 km southwest of Paris, Étampes is the capital of South Essonne. City of Art and History, it serves the axis Paris-Orleans-Chartres or direction, making it a real link between the regions of Ile de France. This royal city of the 11th century no fewer than 26 listed buildings. The department of Tourism and Heritage invites you to discover these historic resources through guided tours available to all.

Étampes is composed of seven districts that are Guinette, St. Michael, St. Peter, Downtown, Saint-Gilles, Saint-Martin, Petit Saint-Mars. It is the capital of Canton Étampes which counts 11 municipalities.

While in Étampes, you can taste pumpkin called the bright red, culinary specialty of the city.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.4344160 (N 48° 26’ 4”)
Longitude2.1614200 (E 2° 9’ 41”)
AltitudeFrom 66m to 156m
Surface area40.92 km²
Population24764 inhabitants
Density605 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvry (36 km, 31 min)
Insee code91223
IntercommunalityCC Etampois Sud Essonne

Nearest cities & towns

Morigny-Champigny2.8 km (6 min)
Ormoy-la-Rivière4.6 km (9 min)
Brières-les-Scellés5.1 km (11 min)
Boissy-la-Rivière8.2 km (10 min)
Saint-Hilaire8.2 km (11 min)
La Forêt-Sainte-Croix8.3 km (11 min)
Étréchy8.8 km (12 min)
Boutervilliers9.1 km (13 min)
Auvers-Saint-Georges9.5 km (12 min)
Bouville9.6 km (11 min)
Chauffour-lès-Étréchy9.8 km (13 min)
Chalo-Saint-Mars10.1 km (11 min)
Bois-Herpin10.1 km (13 min)
Marolles-en-Beauce10.2 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Church of St. Martin.

Guinette Tower.


The Portereaux.

Audio-guided journey.

The leisure of Étampes offers many activities, such as a wave pool, pony club, skate park, climbing wall, tennis courts, canoeing ... Lately new attractions have been created: a summer luge circuit and a tree climbing routes await you!

Places of interest

Leisure centres

Events and festivities

Days crafts late March and early April.

European Night of Museums in May.

Heritage Day and country mills in June, on this occasion a small medieval festival takes place in the city of Étampes.

Fair Essonne green in June.

Archaeology Days in June.

European Heritage Days in September.

Saint Michel Day in September.


Tuesday 25 april
Min. 4°C - Max. 11°C
Wednesday 26 april
Min. -1°C - Max. 12°C
Thursday 27 april
Min. -1°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter tour of the castles around Paris
Sports sensations139 € to 229 € Cerny (15 km)
Château de Fontainebleau – Priority-access ticket
Culture and education14 € Fontainebleau (40 km)
Hot Air Balloon Ride in Fontainebleau
Entertainment217 € Fontainebleau (40 km)
France Miniature Tickets
Entertainment21 € Élancourt (41 km)
Versailles: Guided Tour of the Palace, Gardens & The Queen's Estate – Priority-access ticket
Culture and education88 € Versailles (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (28 km)
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (49 km)


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