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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Essonne

Name of inhabitants: Saclaysiens

Area: 1365 ha

Population: 2910 inhabitants

Formerly first relay station from Paris, and famous for the legend of Christ was at the intersection of seven roads, this county is located in the center of the plateau which bears his name.

She is now facing the future capital of nuclear and high technology, it shall preserve its heritage and its agricultural vocation. Holdings of large area, an area of 985 hectares are devoted to growing grains to take advantage of one of the most fertile land in Europe. A farm in the town hosts one of the largest cattle herds in France, and offered to pick up, self-service, flowers, vegetables and fruits.

The site of the ponds - the old pond, bird sanctuary, pond and new, conducive to the evolution of boats - is marked by the CEN (Center for Nuclear Studies, 200 hectares, including 96 on the town) and CEPR ( Test Center thrusters, 100 hectares). It splits the village into two parts: the Val d'Albian and the old town. A business area is located halfway between its hotel offers a large capacity.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.7366800 (N 48° 44’ 12”)
Longitude2.1800340 (E 2° 10’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 108m to 161m
Surface area13.65 km²
Population3715 inhabitants
Density272 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvry (32 km, 27 min)
Insee code91534
IntercommunalityCA du Plateau de Saclay

Nearest cities & towns

Vauhallan3.6 km (6 min)
Saint-Aubin4.7 km (8 min)
Igny5 km (6 min)
Bièvres5.1 km (7 min)
Jouy-en-Josas5.5 km (7 min)
Villiers-le-Bâcle6.8 km (8 min)
Les Loges-en-Josas7.4 km (10 min)
Palaiseau8.2 km (10 min)
Buc8.9 km (13 min)
Verrières-le-Buisson8.9 km (14 min)
Orsay9 km (10 min)
Toussus-le-Noble9 km (11 min)
Massy9 km (11 min)
Gif-sur-Yvette9.5 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Markets Wednesday and Saturday morning in Val d'Albian.


Friday 9 october
Min. 5°C - Max. 15°C
Saturday 10 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 16°C
Sunday 11 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Guided Tour of the Royal Stables at Versailles and the Bartabas Academy of Equestrian Arts
Culture and education12 € Versailles (8.3 km)
Equestrian ballet at La Grande Écurie
Entertainment16 € to 25 € Versailles (8.4 km)
Helicopter tour of Paris Versailles
Entertainment399 € Paris (12.7 km)
Paris Brunch Cruise
Entertainment39 € Paris (14.9 km)
Bread making class in a Parisian bakery
Local flavours113 € Paris (15.2 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (18.4 km)
The edges of the Marne and Charles Trenet's house
HikeEasy4h00Joinville-le-Pont (22 km)
The open-air dance halls ('les guinguettes') of the edge of the Marne
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy50 minChampigny-sur-Marne (25 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals