Saclay

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

TownSaclayVauhallan at 2 km
Insee code91534Igny at 3.1 km
Postcode91400Jouy-en-Josas at 3.2 km
Latitude48.7366800Bièvres at 3.2 km
Longitude2.1800340Saint-Aubin at 3.8 km
AltitudeFrom 108 to 161 metersVilliers-le-Bâcle at 4.2 km
Surface13.65 km²Les Loges-en-Josas at 4.2 km
Population3512 inhabitantsOrsay at 4.5 km
Density257 inhabitants/km²Bures-sur-Yvette at 4.6 km
National labelsToussus-le-Noble at 5.1 km
Chief townEvry (at 32 km, 27 min)Gif-sur-Yvette at 5.1 km
DepartmentEssonnePalaiseau at 5.4 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

  • 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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

Markets Wednesday and Saturday morning in Val d'Albian.


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Meet over a gastronomic dinnerLocal flavours65 €Garches (11.7 km)
Bicycle and electric quad hireNature and the outdoors25 €Trappes (14.6 km)
Relax at the Spa Beauté Zen Paris salonWellbeingFrom 28 € to 85 €Paris (16.2 km)
Segway ride in ParisEntertainmentFrom 25 € to 45 €Paris (16.7 km)
Ludimax indoor and outdoor fun parkEntertainment9.30 €Villepreux (17.2 km)

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WEATHER

Tuesday 29 July
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Min. 14°C - Max. 23°C
Wednesday 30 July
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Min. 17°C - Max. 25°C
Thursday 31 July
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Min. 16°C - Max. 26°C

RESTAURANTS

 
Italian restaurantCasa Mia  
6.5
  SPECIAL OFFER
Massy
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  
8.5
Les Loges-en-Josas
The restaurant Le Relais Spit - The Parc 23 located at Loges-en-Josas, invites you to enjoy your meal in the most luxurious surroundings. This former residence of King Louis XIV, located...
Located 4.3 km from Saclay30 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLe Canapé  
8.1
Gif-sur-Yvette
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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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 2 bedroomsLes Chambres de Sacaly  
Saclay
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    
9.1
Bures-sur-Yvette
Le Cottage - Bed and Breakfast and Table d'Hôtes - Welcome in our family's house with garden, all the year, in Bures sur Yvette, in valley of Chevreuse, south of Paris near Versailles....
Located 5 km from SaclayFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Grange de Coupieres    
9.2
Gif-sur-Yvette
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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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 personsStudio au calme à 10mn de Paris  
9.8
Meudon
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 
Apartment for 4 personsLa Maraîchère  
9.6
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 
Apartment for 4 personsLocation vacances  
9.8
Garches
Apart Lilas “two-room” (≈ 27 m², accommodates 2 people and up to 4 with additional rent) located in Garches in a residential area, facing Parc de Saint Cloud, with separate entrance,...
Located 11.3 km from Saclay495 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
180 places over 4 haHuttopia Versailles    
8.4
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    
9.2
Villiers-sur-Orge
20 km from Paris Gare a 700 m in 20 minutes betting center in a park near shops.
Located 12.8 km from Saclay 
510 places over 7 haCamping Indigo Paris    
8.2
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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HOTELS

Novotel Saclay - Hotel in SaclayNovotel Saclay     
8
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 69 €
Best Western Plus Paris Val de Bièvre - Hotel in SaclayBest Western Plus Paris Val de Bièvre     
7.9
Jouy-en-Josas
This contemporary style hotel is just a 15-minute walk from the RER C Station leading directly to central Paris. Guests have free access to the sauna, fitness centre and the outdoor...
Located 2.3 km from SaclayRoom from 75 €
Hôtel D'orsay - Hotel in SaclayHôtel D'orsay     
7
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 72 €

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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...
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