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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
Population24451 inhabitants
Density597 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvry (36 km, 31 min)
Insee code91223
IntercommunalityCC de l'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.


Friday 27 march
Min. 2°C - Max. 9°C
Saturday 28 march
Min. 7°C - Max. 13°C
Sunday 29 march
Min. 10°C - Max. 12°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Cycle hire in Rambouillet forest
Nature and the great outdoors5 € to 14 € Rambouillet (37 km)
Flight Experience aerial simulation
Entertainment179 € to 379 € Paris (48 km)
Gastronomic circuit or outing in Paris
Local flavours29 € to 190 € Paris (49 km)
Outdoor Citroën 2cv tour of Paris
Entertainment85 € to 190 € Paris (49 km)
Theatre with surtitles in English
Culture and education29 € to 44 € Paris (49 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (28 km)
The edges of the Marne and Charles Trenet's house
HikeEasy4h00Joinville-le-Pont (48 km)
The open-air dance halls ('les guinguettes') of the edge of the Marne
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy50 minChampigny-sur-Marne (49 km)
Paris illuminations
Motorbike itineraryEasy2h00Paris (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals