Community of agglomeration of Yvelines, in the Ile-de-France, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is located near Versailles, about twenty kilometers south-west of Paris. It brings together a dozen municipalities, Elancourt, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Trappes or pleasure. It takes its name from St. Quentin chapel in which are located the remains of St. Quentin. Populated with over 220 000 inhabitants, it is a new city that has managed to grow over the years, since its inception in the early 1970s.
Member of Cities and Regions of Art and History, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines gives the opportunity to enjoy a modern and cultural heritage of the most important. Museums and monuments of all kinds are galore in this new city he is nice to spend some holidays.
If the heritage Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is not very old, it nonetheless has a certain charm that seduces visitors passing in the new city.
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines has a number of major museums, as well as architectural and industrial heritage which is not without interest.
major place of Jansenism, the Port-Royal National Museum Champs settled on a site founded in the early thirteenth century. It is housed in a mansion of the nineteenth century and has a fine collection of paintings and manuscripts. Visits are possible in the loft as well as the historical museum of the abbey.
The Commandery of Knights Templar of Villedieu was founded by the Knights Templar in the twelfth century. It remains today as the Gothic chapel millstone and the buildings erected by the Hospitallers of Saint John of Jerusalem. Restored, they regularly house temporary exhibitions.
The Museum of the City of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines helps in learning more about the history of this territory with themed tours and workshops. various collections on the themes of history, architecture, urban planning, design or traditions can discover Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.
The House of Happiness, which once housed Rosa and Raymond Auguste, now has many art exhibitions, as well as meetings with artists.
Walking through the new town, one can discover the original battery Bouviers, a military work of the late nineteenth century, today transformed into Café Music.
Registered in the inventory of Historical Monuments, the industrial town of Trappes, the saw teeth has also been awarded the Heritage of the twentieth century to the mid-2000s.
Scope of culture and arts, the new city of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines organizes all throughout the year various events of all kinds.
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines offers several weekly markets in different cities of the community of communes.
Established in 1992, the festival of cultural and artistic practices in schools, Banlieues'arts, takes place in several towns to Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines throughout the year.
In spring up to the biennial poetry at home Poetry Guyancourt. For the occasion, lectures and workshops and meetings take place.
Place the construction of arts and scenes in November. Created in 2003 by the company Watsodo theater, it allows to discover different artistic practices.
The week of Poets, or Poésyvelines, was established in 2004 and takes place every November throughout the department.
From late November to early December, the storytelling festival takes place in the community of towns with each year several readings in various locations.