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TownSaclayVauhallan at 3.6 km (6 min)
Insee code91534Saint-Aubin at 4.7 km (8 min)
Postcode91400Igny at 5 km (6 min)
Latitude48.7366800Bièvres at 5.1 km (7 min)
Longitude2.1800340Jouy-en-Josas at 5.5 km (7 min)
AltitudeFrom 108 to 161 metersVilliers-le-Bâcle at 6.8 km (8 min)
Surface13.65 km²Les Loges-en-Josas at 7.4 km (10 min)
Population3512 inhabitantsPalaiseau at 8.2 km (10 min)
Density257 inhabitants/km²Buc at 8.9 km (13 min)
National labelsVerrières-le-Buisson at 8.9 km (14 min)
Chief townEvry (at 32 km, 27 min)Orsay at 9 km (10 min)
DepartmentEssonneToussus-le-Noble at 9 km (11 min)
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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.


  • Le Château de la Martiniere: 19th century, the castle now houses a site of Ministry of Defense. Since its magnificent portal you can admire its facade, and therefore the castle, its ancient paved road remained virtually intact. One of the towers was converted into loft.
  • The church of Saint-Germain: the monks built by settlers in the 13th century church of Bourg Saclay contains the crucifix (fourteenth century) who was at the roundabout known as the "Christ Saclay. Legend has it that a hunter for shooting the Christ, was struck crossing ponds. The church also contains in its vaults arched a cul-de-lamp and a character font Renaissance. A spiral staircase leads to the bell "Jeanne".
  • The tower of Saint-Germain: relic of the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
  • The flag of the King: built in plaster and grit, it houses the valve regulates the flow of water crossing the pond to pond Old Nine.
  • Old Pond: Created in 1681, these waters fed water bodies of Versailles, while today they flow into the Ru de Bievre and Vauhallan. This is a site of National Defense since 1980 which hosts a bird sanctuary.
  • New Pond: founded in 1685, water from this pond is now used as a natural coolant for the plant at CEPr of Saclay.
  • The farm ORSIGNY: probably built after 1808, it succeeds very important manor brother Lazarus (seventeenth century). It belonged to a time in the 17th century, St. Vincent the Paul. It remains today a pedestrian door carved in sandstone. (Do not visit)
  • The CEA (Atomic Energy): CEA began its construction in 1948 on a verdant site covering 220 hectares of plateau Saclay. In 1952, the first researchers to arrive Saclay. The CEA then becomes a major global center for nuclear physics. Its mission is to use atomic energy for science, industry and national defense.
  • CEPR (Center for testing engines) installed on the plateau Saclay, CEPR is one of the few centers in the world able to simulate all the conditions of an aircraft and the first European power facilities. CEPR has a multitude of activities contributing to the development, the development and qualification of aircraft engines, helicopters, missiles and drones.
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Natural sitesPond of Saclay


Markets Wednesday and Saturday morning in Val d'Albian.


Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Flight Experience aerial simulationEntertainmentFrom 179 € to 379 €Paris (18.1 km)
Tour of Paris in a Citroën 2CVEntertainmentFrom 99 € to 250 €Paris (18.3 km)
Gastronomic circuit or outing in ParisLocal flavoursFrom 29 € to 190 €Paris (18.4 km)
Theatre with surtitles in EnglishCulture and educationFrom 29 € to 44 €Paris (18.4 km)
Outdoor Citroën 2cv tour of ParisEntertainmentFrom 85 € to 190 €Paris (18.4 km)

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Italian restaurantCasa Mia  
You will love this Italian restaurant in the heart of Massy! Feel at home, yours or that of the mamma with its wooden furniture, stone walls and tablecloths red burgundy. This Italian...
Located 4.2 km from Saclay18 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantParc 23  
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Located 4.3 km from Saclay30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Canapé  
Located close to the Natural Park of the Chevreuse Valley, a few kilometers away from Paris, Le Canapé welcomes you in a friendly, cozy and warm. You will discover a charming village...
Located 5 km from Saclay28 € per person 

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House with 2 bedroomsLes Chambres de Sacaly    
Véronique and Pierre Brandeis welcome you all year long in their lovely house in the heart Essonne. Friendliness, warmth, authenticity, all combine to make their bed and breakfast a...
Located in Saclay75 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe Cottage - Chambres d'hôtes en Essone    
The Cottage - 4 Bed and breakfast with guest table between town and country - Foster care, all year in our guest house, in Bures sur Yvette, ' City Gate ' of the Regional Natural Park...
Located 5 km from SaclayFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Grange de Coupieres    
At the heart of the Chevreuse Valley in the old hamlet of Gif / Yvette, a contemporary renovation of a barn architect of the 18th century. Outside: the charm of the stone Inside: beams...
Located 5.4 km from Saclay75 € the double room 

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Apartment for 4 personsStudio au calme à 10mn de Paris  
Facing the gardens of the Observatoire de Meudon, very nice studio of 30 m² on the 3rd floor of a house of character, Villa Calypso, a former boarding house in the 19th century. Panoramic...
Located 9 km from Saclay500 € per week 
Chalet for 6 personsGîte en rondins de bois   NEW
Come and see our house made ​​of logs near the zoo and a playground for children. The cottage is open all year.
Located 10.1 km from Saclay800 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsLa Maraîchère  
La Ville-du-Bois
Very close to Paris, in a very old village of gardeners, my apartment is at the heart of this village in the center but very quiet. The house dates from the French Revolution. This...
Located 10.7 km from Saclay365 € per week 

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180 places over 4 haHuttopia Versailles    
Versailles camping (Ile-de-France region) enables you and your family to visit the historic town of Versailles, its Château, yet you can also escape to Paris (station rer C Porchefontaine...
Located 6.6 km from Saclay 
140 places over 2,5 haBeauvillage de paris    
20 km from Paris Gare a 700 m in 20 minutes betting center in a park near shops.
Located 12.8 km from Saclay22.50 € per day 
510 places over 7 haCamping Indigo Paris    
Right in the green center of Bois de Boulogne along the river Seine. The campsite Paris-Bois de Boulogne extends over an area of 7ha. An ideal place to go and visit Paris. 510 pitches...
Located 15.3 km from Saclay 

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Novotel Saclay - Hotel in SaclayNovotel Saclay     
Novotel Saclay is a renovated farmhouse in a green setting close to Paris and the Chevreuse Valley. Cycling, swimming pool, tennis, table tennis and mini-golf are available for free....
Located in SaclayRoom from 70 €
Best Western Plus Paris Val de Bièvre - Hotel in SaclayBest Western Plus Paris Val de Bièvre     
This contemporary style hotel offers free access to the sauna, fitness centre and the outdoor pool open during summer. The bus stop opposite the hotel provides access to the RER Station...
Located 2.3 km from SaclayRoom from 71 €
Hôtel D'orsay - Hotel in SaclayHôtel D'orsay     
Hôtel D'orsay is a charming hotel, located beside the University of Paris-Sud and 4 km from Saint-Aubin Golf Club. It has a 24-hour front desk, free private parking on site and free...
Located 3.7 km from SaclayRoom from 74 €

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Orly Superior Hotel
This hotel is located just 1.3 km from Paris Orly Airport and provides a free airport shuttle service. It offers 24-hour reception and guest rooms have...
Le Relais de Palaiseau
Set in the Gutenberg Industrial Zone and located just 3.5 km from Palaiseau forest, Le Relais de Palaiseau offers fully equipped...
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