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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
Entertainment20 € Élancourt (17.7 km)
Equestrian ballet at La Grande Écurie
Entertainment16 € to 25 € Versailles (28 km)
Guided Tour of the Royal Stables at Versailles and the Bartabas Academy of Equestrian Arts
Culture and education12 € Versailles (28 km)
Perfume creation workshop
Arts and Crafts30 € to 35 € Saint-Germain-en-Laye (34 km)
Helicopter tour of Paris Versailles
Entertainment399 € Paris (39 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (45 km)
The edges of the Marne and Charles Trenet's house
HikeEasy4h00Joinville-le-Pont (50 km)
The open-air dance halls ('les guinguettes') of the edge of the Marne
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy50 minChampigny-sur-Marne (53 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals