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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Eure-et-Loir

City of Eure-et-Loir, in the Center region, the Loire Valley, Épernon takes place about thirty kilometers from Chartres and its famous cathedral. Bordering the Yvelines department in Île-de-France, it is located near Rambouillet and its forest, Maintenon or Mittainville.

Located on a rocky outcrop, the town of Épernon overlooking the plain alluviaire developed in the course of the Middle Ages around its medieval castle. Inhabited since Neolithic times, she suffered pranks Norman over the centuries, and is illustrated in history as a great carrier center, who participated in the construction of the aqueduct of Maintenon.

Today this city in western France continues to be seduced by its location as well as the richness of its architectural heritage.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.6100560 (N 48° 36’ 36”)
Longitude1.6769230 (E 1° 40’ 37”)
AltitudeFrom 110m to 165m
Surface area6.43 km²
Population5629 inhabitants
Density875 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureChartres (28 km, 33 min)
Insee code28140
IntercommunalityCC des Portes Euréliennes d'Île-de-France
RegionCentre-Loire Valley

Nearest cities & towns

Raizeux2 km (4 min)
Hermeray3.6 km (6 min)
Hanches3.8 km (7 min)
Droue-sur-Drouette4.5 km (9 min)
Émancé5 km (9 min)
Gas5.7 km (8 min)
Saint-Lucien7.2 km (8 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Nigelles7.5 km (10 min)
Gazeran8.9 km (12 min)
Maintenon9.2 km (12 min)
Houx9.4 km (13 min)
Écrosnes9.6 km (12 min)
Pierres10 km (13 min)
Senantes10.5 km (12 min)
Mittainville10.7 km (13 min)

Things to see and do

The twelfth century, the St. Peter's church originally a Romanesque building. Today listed building, it had a first restoration in the sixteenth century. The choir still welcomes the remains partly mummified a family member of Épernon.

Formerly common winemaker Épernon kept his past a former wine cellar of the twelfth century sandstone country. It has three naves with seven bays vaulted and carved pillars and capitals is also classified as an historic monument.

While passing through the town, do not forget to admire the Priory St. Thomas the eleventh century, the house with wood sides with the ground floor of the fifteenth century listed historical monuments or the very interesting conservatory Meules Pavers. This highlights the importance of careers in the territory through such a fine collection of tools. The site takes place in an old barn.

Places of interest

Performance halls

Events and festivities


Tuesday 9 august
Min. 15°C - Max. 31°C
Wednesday 10 august
Min. 17°C - Max. 33°C
Thursday 11 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 33°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse racing and activities at Chartres racecourse
Sports sensations0 € to 5 € Chartres (21 km)
France Miniature Tickets
Entertainment24 € Élancourt (28 km)
Maiden microlight flight in a choice of plane
Sports sensations85 € to 150 € Thoiry (31 km)
E.Scoot all-terrain electric scooter ride
Entertainment75 € Versailles (39 km)
E-Ticket – The Villa Savoye by Corbusier
Culture and education8 € Poissy (43 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit of the Ouÿe Abbey
HikeEasy2h45Dourdan (26 km)
From Medieval Fortress to Boiling Fountains
HikeEasy1h20Dourdan (26 km)
Through the time From Anet to Rouvres
HikeEasy4h00Anet (33 km)
Discovery of Anet, Ivry Battle, Ezy-sur-Eure and Saussay
HikeEasy3h15Anet (33 km)
Discovery of Anet, Saussay, Sorel Moussel and the forest of Dreux
HikeEasy6h20Anet (33 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


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