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Insee code78621
AltitudeFrom 143 to 174 meters
Surface13.47 km²
Population29259 inhabitants
Density2172 inhabitants/km²


Chief townVersailles (at 11.7 km, 15 min)Montigny-le-Bretonneux at 3.7 km (7 min)
DepartmentYvelinesÉlancourt at 4 km (10 min)
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Situated in the Ile-de-France, in the Yvelines department, the city of Trappes is a green lung with 925 hectares of public green spaces, or 298 square meters per capita.

This is a city with strong roots in the ancient crossroads of two Roman roads from Paris to Dreux and Chartres. In the Middle Ages, is Trappes "villa muralis", a village surrounded by walls, five-door will allow access. The topography of the old part of town dates back centuries. In the 17th century, a portion of the territory of Trappes is attached to the royal domain (Versailles). The hydraulic system to power the fountains of Versailles requires the creation of ditches, culverts and ponds, among them the lake of St. Quentin on the leisure Trappes which preserves the memory. In 1849 the railway arrived in Trappes. Then, in 1911 marked the birth of the yard. Gradually Trappes becomes one of the most important railway centers in France and the arrival of labor significantly increases its population becomes Trappes city railwayman. Meanwhile, around 1896, the scientist Leon Teisserenc Bort creates an observatory near the station: this is where he discovered the stratosphere. He bequeathed the property to the National Weather Service. In 1944, the city is destroyed to 71% by Allied bombing to rail facilities. From 1950 to 1975, Trappes changes face: agriculture goes, from 1953, the RN 10 bisects the city into two, urbanization is growing, the population growth continues to happen today 29 259 inhabitants.

Trappes is common with Elancourt, Guyancourt, La Verriere, in Magny-les-Hameau, Voisins-le-Bretonneux and Montigny-le-Bretonneux, the town of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, city Art and History.

Trappes is located 30 km west of Paris in the Yvelines department.

The city is served by the A12, the 10 national and several public transport operators.

The city is served by train, with two lines that connect TER in Rambouillet and Paris La Defense in the canopy. Allowing Trappes to be less than forty minutes from Paris and thirty minutes from La Défense.

A bus network connects the city with all the suburban districts.


  • The leisure: 400 acres on the town with its wave pool and golf.
  • The Forest of Port Royal: 450 acres on Trappes.
  • "The Wood Trappes" and its extension along the Mérantaise, are an important part of the Heritage Green Trappist. Its design includes tract of forest walk, bicycle, horse and pony, walking trails, places to picnic, play areas for children, a fitness trail, a Learning Centre at the environment: the Hamadryad, the house of the forest (+33 1 30 66 15 02).
  • Former royal forest, the entire mountain range is a rich and living, which houses a diverse flora and fauna. Y were identified: 20 species of trees (oak, hornbeam, chestnut, birch ...), 70 bird species of wild boars, deer, deer, foxes, bats ...
  • The Mail's Aqueduct: 65 754 m².
  • Park Village: 44 428 m².
  • The Park Plain Neauphle: 15 946 m².
  • The path of Bougainville: 8736 m².
  • The Cedar Park: 5339 m².
  • The Park Tumblers: 5 330 m².
  • The partially lined avenue Marceau 40 pavilions at 45 ° to the city worth working through it, its name of "sawtooth".
  • The historical site of the meteorological office.
  • The Circuit Jean-Pierre Beltoise and his driving school.
Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Trappes
Leisure centresGolf Course of Saint Quentin,   Leisure Centre of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Performance hallsGrenier Ó Sel,   La Merise
Natural sitesPond of Saint Quentin


  • Market Hall, Place Carnot: Sunday morning from 8am to 12.30pm.
  • Market Cherry, instead of the Merise: Wednesday afternoon from 13h to 18h30, Friday morning from 7:30 to 13h and Saturday mornings from 7:30 to 14h.
  • Around Easter a flea market in the city center and in the neighborhood of Merisiers.
  • Spring Fest-Noz Celtic Circle "Seiz Avel": every year in March.
  • The festival Banlieus'Arts: in June. Unique festival in France combining clothing and art education, creative workshops and professional show, Banlieus'Arts reports on work conducted throughout the year, aimed at developing cultural and artistic practices in schools from kindergarten to University. Six municipalities of the agglomeration of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and the participating cities of Rambouillet and Saint-Cyr-School.
  • "Trappes Fest" festival of the city that lasts a weekend with shows, stalls and communal associations: in June.
  • Association Forum: in September.
  • France National Championships in Basketball 2: September to April.
  • International Judo Tournament: in November.
  • Fencing Championship League: September-April.
  • Christmas Extravaganza. A weekend festival with entertainment, stalls and Santa Claus in the lobby and on the steps of City Hall ...


  • Palaces of Versailles and Rambouillet.
  • Thoiry and zoo.
  • Chateau de Monte Cristo.
  • France Miniature.
  • Forest of Port Royal.
  • Chevreuse Valley.
  • Museum Promenade de Marly-le-Roi.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Perfume creation workshopWellbeingFrom 30 € to 35 €Saint-Germain-en-Laye (14.7 km)
Cycle hire in Rambouillet forestNature and the outdoorsFrom 5 € to 14 €Rambouillet (18.2 km)
Cookery demonstrations and lessonsLocal flavoursFreeCarrières-sous-Poissy (18.5 km)
Hands-on cookery workshop with tastingLocal flavoursFrom 39 € to 129 €Paris (25 km)
Relax at the Spa Beauté Zen Paris salonWellbeingFrom 28 € to 85 €Paris (27 km)

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The Village neighborhoodThe Village neighborhood
Jaws Saw, enrolled in the Supplementary List of Historic MonumentsJaws Saw, enrolled in the Supplementary List of Historic Monuments
The wave pool in the leisureThe wave pool in the leisure
Le Grenier à Sel (film)Le Grenier à Sel (film)
The Cultural HallThe Cultural Hall
Railway StationRailway Station



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French cuisine restaurantLe Petit Paris   NEW
dropoff window TRADITIONAL BREWERY - Discover the bistro table Le Petit Paris restaurant in the heart of Trappes. Traditional French cuisine tasty made ​​with quality products, friendly...
Located in Trappes19 € per person 
Provençal restaurantAuberge du Manet  
Stately and agricultural farm, Auberge du Manet three star superior, is remarkable for its architectural significance. Beautifully restored, it is now a place where peace and quiet...
Located 1.9 km from Trappes29 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Fontaine  
La Fontaine restaurant welcomes you in a refined and cozy atmosphere. You will share a gourmet, family, friends or business lunches in a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Discover gourmet...
Located 2.6 km from Trappes38 € per person 

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House with 6 bedroomsLe Petit Nailly    
Le Petit Nailly, a beautiful ancient stone barn, is delighted to welcome you to the edge of the Regional Park of the Chevreuse Valley in Romainville, which is one of the 7 hamlets of...
Located 4.9 km from TrappesFrom 78 € to 96 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsMaison Prairie Bonheur    
Bed and Breakfast very cosy, very near Versailles and Paris, closed to teh forest, nature and very quiet! Welcome.
Located 5.8 km from TrappesFrom 85 € to 105 € 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 12.2 km from Trappes75 € the double room 

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Farm for 40 persons1 à 40pers Ferme Moulineaux - versailles
Stay in the day from one person.. Day-Use formula possible. 7 cottages at your disposal. Can facilitate the organization of wedding, birthday, communion, family, friends, seminars......
Located 7.5 km from Trappes495 € per week 
House for 2 personsLevis st nom (78320)
House can accommodate 4 persons. 1 bedroom. 1 bathroom. 1 WC. kitchen. Double room with fireplace. Large garden of 1000 m².
Located 8.7 km from Trappes500 € per week 
Villa for 40 personsVilla Moulin de Champie - 1à40 personnes  
1 to 40personnes. At the heart of the plain of Versailles Environment country close to the inra Thiverval Grignon. 7 cottages at your disposal. Aa short and medium stay from 1 night...
Located 9.2 km from Trappes 

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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 11.8 km from Trappes 
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 20 km from Trappes 
180 places over 12 haHuttopia Rambouillet  
Rambouillet campsite in the Ile-de-France region near Paris. The ideal site for a stay in the heart of the forest by the water, while being very close to Paris... Come and get a change...
Located 24 km from Trappes 

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Balladins Trappes is located a 5-minute drive from the city centre and a 1-hour drive from Paris. Its low-cost accommodation is perfect for a stopover or short stay. All of the rooms...
Located in TrappesRoom from 40 €
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Between Versailles and Rambouillet forest 15 km from Versailles, Premiere Classe St Quentin en Yvelines Elancourt is easily accessible via the A12, the A13, the A86 and the N10. There...
Located in TrappesRoom from 36 €
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Located just 2 km from Saint Quentin Golf Club is the ibis budget Trappes - Saint Quentin En Yvelines, with its 24-hour reception and free, secure car park. It also features a terrace...
Located in TrappesRoom from 34 €

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Hotel Richaud
Located in Versailles City Centre, 1 km from Château de Versailles, Hotel Richaud features a bar and en suite rooms with a satellite TV and a hairdryer....
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