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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Essonne

Ville francilienne, Grigny is located in the department of Essonne, in the natural region of Hurepoix. It is about twenty kilometers from Paris, not far from Corbeille-Essonnes, Arpajon or Palaiseau. Member of the arrondissement of Evry, the commune of Ile-de-France is known mainly for its rich and ancient history.

Former necropolis pre-Merovingian, the city of Grigny was also, over time, a place of welcome for the Protestants following the Edict of Nantes, a quarrying village or even a working city in the years 1930. Having multiplied Its population by ten in ten years, it is today a commune of importance in the region, mainly offering a residential setting.

Having experienced a rapid and recent urbanization, Grigny does not have an ancient architectural heritage of great importance, but the municipality enjoys a pleasant natural environment and a close proximity with Paris.

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude48.6564730 (N 48° 39’ 23”)
Longitude2.3851660 (E 2° 23’ 7”)
AltitudeFrom 32m to 84m
Surface area4.87 km²
Population27924 inhabitants
Density5733 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvry (9.5 km, 12 min)
Insee code91286
IntercommunalityCA les Lacs de l'Essonne

Nearest cities & towns

Viry-Châtillon1.7 km (3 min)
Ris-Orangis2.7 km (7 min)
Morsang-sur-Orge3.7 km (9 min)
Fleury-Mérogis4.7 km (9 min)
Villemoisson-sur-Orge4.9 km (12 min)
Juvisy-sur-Orge5.2 km (11 min)
Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois6.3 km (12 min)
Courcouronnes6.5 km (10 min)
Savigny-sur-Orge6.5 km (10 min)
Draveil6.7 km (13 min)
Épinay-sur-Orge6.7 km (10 min)
Évry6.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Michel-sur-Orge7.3 km (15 min)
Soisy-sur-Seine7.5 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Registered with the Historic Monuments, the Park of the Castle of the Crossbow is surely the most appreciated tourist site of Grigny. One can in particular discover there a portal, a basin or an old kiosk.

Built in the 12th century, the church of Saint-Antoine and Saint-Sulpice has a bell tower of the fourteenth century. The town also unveils a covered washhouse of the second half of the 19th century, as well as the buildings of the Ferme Neuve built in the first half of the 18th century.

Places of interest


Events and festivities

The market is held on Thursdays and Sundays in the morning. The city also offers a Christmas market at the end of the year.

My Festival takes place in August, unveiling a program focused on R'n'B, world music and rap.

In september, we will go to the Guinguette des Singes with shows, concerts, and various other very festive events.


Monday 23 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 13°C - Max. 19°C
Wednesday 25 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Helicopter excursion over the castles around Paris
Sports sensations139 € to 229 € Cerny (18 km)
Street Art Tour of the Butte aux Cailles
Culture and education7 € Paris (19.5 km)
Bread Making Class in a Parisian Bakery
Local flavours113 € Paris (20 km)
Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-line access + Guided tour in English
Culture and education79 € Paris (20 km)
Paris Brunch Cruise – vip offer in a small group (in English)
Entertainment120 € Paris (21 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (22 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (35 km)


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