Saint-Chéron

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TownSaint-Chéron
Insee code91540
Postcode91530
Latitude48.5512040
Longitude2.1280820
AltitudeFrom 62 to 159 meters
Surface11.44 km²
Population4872 inhabitants
Density425 inhabitants/km²

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Chief townEvry (at 30 km, 31 min)Saint-Maurice-Montcouronne at 3.4 km
DepartmentEssonneBreuillet at 3.6 km
RegionIle-de-FranceSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

  • Its location:
  • Spread over an area of ​​1144 hectares in the valley of barley, but also an area of ​​10 hectares and 29 centiares in the protected area of ​​the valley of the Vixen, the Village of Saint-Chéron offers a paradise of greenery, 45 km south of Paris.
  • Its picturesque character, charged with an ancient history, its remarkable sites, the verdant beauty of its landscapes, the original configuration of the terrain make it a popular place for walking.
  • The origins of the name:
  • According to the story - or legend - the town was named in honor of a Saint-Chéron Roman called Caronus (now Cheron) who, after a brilliant student at Rome, converted to Christianity and came via Marseilles in Gaul to preach the Christian faith. Killed by bandits on the road to Chartres Ablis 5th of the Kalends of June in the year 98 AD, he was canonized in Chartres around 800 AD. The same legend says that this holy king (Brenn) Carnutes, have belonged to a group of 3 priests sent from St. Denis to evangelize the Ile-de-France region. North, it was Saint Eleuteri for Parisiis, the second was for Senones Saint Yon, and the third for the region Saint-Chéron Carnutes (Chartres). No documentation yet we can not ensure the veracity of this story. Opinions differ and the very existence of this saint is in question. Some authors even believe that it is only a matter of composition given to the 9th century to house students in education, in the style "Tell us a saint." In this case, Saint-Chéron would come straight from the fertile imagination of a student inspired ...
  • Anyway, Saint-Chéron called Saint Cheron Montcouronne in 1200 (100 inhabitants), Saint-Chéron Baville from 1786 to 1789, Rock the Pines from 1789 to 1794 (1020 inhabitants), and finally Saint Cheron from an IV , that is to say 1795 (1096 inhabitants).
  • A place steeped in history:
  • The earliest traces of human occupation dating back to the Paleolithic, about 300 000 years BC The pottery at different times, seems to have held a considerable place in the country's activities, since Gallo-Roman times to the 18th century . The Roman occupation has left many traces, the most notable are probably the Roman road and the well of St. Evroult. Hikers will also find some traces Saint-Chéron to the Middle Ages.
  • In the 17th century, the charm of the village attracted many famous authors. Boileau, Rapin father, Huet, La Fontaine, and Racine were stayed at the castle of Baville and composed of epistles, odes, poems about the source of the Rachée, who was reputed to cure eye. In the 19th century, the village welcomed Dr. Regnier, Fresnel, Merimee and the famous designer Ciceri.
  • The invention of steam, the creation of the railway line in 1860 and the opening of the station Saint-Chéron to the public December 28, 1865 marked a new stage in the life of the city.

SIGHTSEEING

  • The museum of Saint-Chéron:
  • The museum has two spaces: One reserved for a permanent exhibition on ancient crafts that existed at Saint-Chéron: miller, shoemaker, carpenter, carrier, farrier, blacksmith, washerwoman, laundress, coal, winemaker, etc. ... All these trades are represented in the museum, both as tools or objects with reproductions of photographs. The other reserved for cultural exhibitions (painters, sculptors, photographers, etc. ...) or on different themes. Animations stories are also proposed in this space.
  • Address: 55 bis rue Charles de Gaulle.
  • Days and hours: Wednesdays and Sundays from 15h to 18h, Saturday 10h to 12h and 15h to 18h.
  • The old cemetery:
  • Many of the concessions granted have fallen into disuse. The municipality has restored those not collapsed and returned to the agenda a few famous names, some of which are still on the plates of alleys and streets of the town.
  • Address: Route de Rambouillet.
  • Remarkable sites: City of Saint-Chéron offers sites and landscapes. This is the case of sandstone quarries that are part of the history of the town. They were one of the biggest economic Saint-Chéron accelerators during the 19th century. The village then offered a beautiful symbol of teamwork and diversity as Breton and Italian working hand in hand with the Saint-Cheron. The sandstone used to build the main lodge Baville Castle in 1625, the walls of the church, the floor of the old road to Paris in 1669 (still visible around the castle) and some houses Saint-Chéron. The station opened to the public December 28, 1865 changed the work in the quarries by facilitating the transport of sandstone. The economic crisis of 1929, new techniques and especially the appearance of granite stone above the pavement made of sandstone quarrying collapse during the interwar period until their closure. Baville Castle was also built in sandstone, from 1625 to 1629. Having hosted important personalities in the 17th century, this building has become a cultural and historical significance to the town.
  • An environment conducive to hiking: Numerous hiking trails are signposted from Saint-Chéron. These courses will help you discover the town and its surroundings with its many paths and lanes and country roads. Throughout your journey, small wild boar, the color of your tour guide you, so you do not go astray. The boar's head will indicate the direction of the walk.
Detailed information
TransportRER station Saint-Chéron,   Train station of Saint-Chéron
MonumentsCastle of Baville

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Day 3 Valleys: the weekend of the Ascension.
  • Dating Music: free concerts throughout the month of June.
  • Theatre Meetings: the first two weekends of October.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Educational farm and farming museumCulture and education5 €Cheptainville (10.9 km)
Introduction to fishing and natureNature and the outdoorsFrom 50 € to 190 €Ris-Orangis (23 km)
Apiary discovery tourLocal flavoursFrom 0 € to 140 €Boutigny-sur-Essonne (24 km)
Cycle hire in Rambouillet forestNature and the outdoorsFrom 5 € to 14 €Rambouillet (27 km)
Relaxation and pampering at a 350m² spaWellbeingFrom 35 € to 220 €Étiolles (27 km)

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PHOTOS

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Pond of JuinièrePond of Juinière
ChurchChurch
 
Old CemeteryOld Cemetery
Mill MirgaudonMill Mirgaudon
 
Viewpoint Closeaux the AreaViewpoint Closeaux the Area
Prairie St. EvroultPrairie St. Evroult
 
Prairie St. EvroultPrairie St. Evroult
For the CloseauxFor the Closeaux
 
LavatoriesLavatories
Barley under SnowBarley under Snow
 
Closeaux the area under snowCloseaux the area under snow
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WEATHER

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Monday 21 April
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Tuesday 22 April
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RESTAURANTS

 
Moroccan restaurantLe Palais Oriental  
9.1
  SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Chéron
In the heart of Saint-Cheron, discover the Moroccan restaurant Le Palais Oriental. You will be immediately captivated by the colorful and ornate moldings, mosaics and paintings on the...
Located in Saint-Chéron24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantUn Brin de Jasette  
8.8
  SPECIAL OFFER
Arpajon
The Strand CATIE is a small restaurant atypical Arpajon, where Natalie and Valerie, the mistresses of the place, exude a warm ambiance. They concoct a simple kitchen and family crafted...
Located 9.5 km from Saint-Chéron15 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLes Terrasses de Forges  
7.4
  SPECIAL OFFER
Forges-les-Bains
Ile de France is full of places where the scent of typical local cuisine. At Forges-les-Bains, for example, in front of the golf course, the brewery Les Terrasses de Forges welcomes...
Located 9.8 km from Saint-Chéron26 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Manor house with 3 bedroomsLe Manoir du Pont Cagé     NEW
Boissy-sous-Saint-Yon
Just 35 km from Paris, Le Manoir du Pont Cage offers you two guest rooms and a family suite for 7 people in a wooded park in the heart of the charming old town of Boissy sous Saint...
Located 6 km from Saint-Chéron100 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLe Feuilleret    
8.7
Bruyères-le-Châtel
At the gates of Paris, in a haven of greenery, Marie-Annick welcomes you in its 18 th tile in the middle of a park of 1ha with large pool that will delight and. small. By 1 entrance...
Located 6.4 km from Saint-ChéronFrom 65 € to 70 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLe Nid de Rochefort    
8.7
Rochefort-en-Yvelines
Your bed and breakfast in Ile de France 78, A10 exit number 10,2 minutes, the beautiful listed village of Rochefort-en-Yvelines Yvelines (78) (Dourdan, Saint Arnoult en Yvelines, Rambouillet)...
Located 11 km from Saint-ChéronFrom 85 € to 115 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
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 15.9 km from Saint-Chéron365 € per week 
House for 2 personsLevis st nom (78320)
Lévis-Saint-Nom
House can accommodate 4 persons. 1 bedroom. 1 bathroom. 1 WC. kitchen. Double room with fireplace. Large garden of 1000 m².
Located 25 km from Saint-Chéron500 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsGites des grands moulins
Corbeil-Essonnes
Bamboo The lodge is ideally located between Versailles (40 km), Disneyland (50 km), Paris and Fontainebleau (34 km), charming contemporary apartment located in a beautiful family home...
Located 26 km from Saint-Chéron300 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
140 places over 2,5 haBeauvillage de paris    
9.3
Villiers-sur-Orge
20 km from Paris Gare a 700 m in 20 minutes betting center in a park near shops.
Located 17.4 km from Saint-Chéron 
59 places over 1,2 haL'étang de belesbat    
9.4
Courdimanche-sur-Essonne
Located in the heart of the French Gatinais pond Belesbat offers quiet, greenery along the river and its essonne private pond that is a paradise for fishermen KME 8 of the forest of...
Located 23 km from Saint-Chéron16 € per day 
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 27 km from Saint-Chéron 

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HOTELS

Résidence Océane - Hotel in Saint-ChéronRésidence Océane 
Arpajon
Résidence Océane is located in Arpajon, 30 km from Paris, and offers self-catering accommodation. Free Wi-Fi access is available. Each accommodation at Apartments at Résidence Océane...
Located 7.9 km from Saint-ChéronRoom from 29 €
Hostellerie Blanche De Castille - Hotel in Saint-ChéronHostellerie Blanche De Castille     
7.6
Dourdan
The Hostellerie Blanche de Castille is a boutique hotel with a stone façade, located in the heart of the medieval town of Dourdan. It offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. Guest rooms...
Located 8.9 km from Saint-ChéronRoom from 55 €
Belambra Club Le Normont - Hotel in Saint-ChéronBelambra Club Le Normont     
6.1
Dourdan
Belambra Club Le Normont is a 15-minute walk from Dourdan RER C Station, providing direct access into Paris. It offers an outdoor swimming pool, mini golf and a tennis court in an 11...
Located 9.1 km from Saint-ChéronRoom from 52 €

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Hôtel 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...
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Résidence Hôtelière la Cerisaie
This Eco-friendly resort has solar panels on the roof and a natural heating system. Just a 15-minute drive from Orly Airport,...
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