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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Yvelines

City is the Regional Natural Park of the Haute-Vallée de Chevreuse, Rambouillet is located 50 kilometers from Paris and halfway between Versailles and Chartres.

Its history is intimately linked to the History of France: private residence of kings and emperors, and his castle Rambouillet are Presidential Residence since 1896.

Each plan or time has left its mark:

Dairy Queen was built by Louis XVI.

Palais du Roi de Rome (home of the son of Napoleon I).

Buildings dating from the 3rd Republic or twenties.

Romantic gardens and parks in the French or English.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.6438680 (N 48° 38’ 38”)
Longitude1.8290790 (E 1° 49’ 45”)
AltitudeFrom 140m to 177m
Surface area35.19 km²
Population26595 inhabitants
Density755 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureVersailles (33 km, 33 min)
Insee code78517
IntercommunalityCA Plaines et Forêts d'Yveline

Nearest cities & towns

Gazeran5 km (6 min)
Vieille-Église-en-Yvelines5.9 km (11 min)
Le Perray-en-Yvelines7 km (11 min)
Orcemont7.4 km (13 min)
Clairefontaine-en-Yvelines7.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Hilarion9 km (12 min)
Poigny-la-Forêt9.3 km (11 min)
Les Bréviaires9.7 km (13 min)
Orphin9.9 km (13 min)
Auffargis11.3 km (12 min)
Cernay-la-Ville12.3 km (15 min)
Saint-Léger-en-Yvelines12.3 km (13 min)
Droue-sur-Drouette12.6 km (19 min)
Les Essarts-le-Roi12.8 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
France Miniature Tickets
Entertainment21 € Élancourt (17.7 km)
Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles with Priority-Access Ticket – Without Transport
Culture and education59 € Versailles (28 km)
The Palace of Versailles: Priority-Access Ticket + Audio Guide
Culture and education20 € Versailles (28 km)
Versailles: Guided Tour of the Palace, Gardens & The Queen's Estate – Priority-access ticket
Culture and education88 € Versailles (28 km)
Guided Tour of the Versailles Palace & Gardens – Priority-access ticket (without transport)
Culture and education50 € Versailles (28 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (45 km)
Perche Thironnais
HikeIntermediate2h45Nonvilliers-Grandhoux (59 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals