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.
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 ...