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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Essonne

Name of inhabitants: Saclaysiens

Area: 1365 ha

Population: 2910 inhabitants

Formerly first relay station from Paris, and famous for the legend of Christ was at the intersection of seven roads, this county is located in the center of the plateau which bears his name.

She is now facing the future capital of nuclear and high technology, it shall preserve its heritage and its agricultural vocation. Holdings of large area, an area of 985 hectares are devoted to growing grains to take advantage of one of the most fertile land in Europe. A farm in the town hosts one of the largest cattle herds in France, and offered to pick up, self-service, flowers, vegetables and fruits.

The site of the ponds - the old pond, bird sanctuary, pond and new, conducive to the evolution of boats - is marked by the CEN (Center for Nuclear Studies, 200 hectares, including 96 on the town) and CEPR ( Test Center thrusters, 100 hectares). It splits the village into two parts: the Val d'Albian and the old town. A business area is located halfway between its hotel offers a large capacity.

Geographical information

Tourism labels
Latitude48.7366800 (N 48° 44’ 12”)
Longitude2.1800340 (E 2° 10’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 108m to 161m
Surface area13.65 km²
Population3715 inhabitants
Density272 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureEvry (32 km, 27 min)
Insee code91534
IntercommunalityCA du Plateau de Saclay

Nearest cities & towns

Vauhallan3.6 km (6 min)
Saint-Aubin4.7 km (8 min)
Igny5 km (6 min)
Bièvres5.1 km (7 min)
Jouy-en-Josas5.5 km (7 min)
Villiers-le-Bâcle6.8 km (8 min)
Les Loges-en-Josas7.4 km (10 min)
Palaiseau8.2 km (10 min)
Buc8.9 km (13 min)
Verrières-le-Buisson8.9 km (14 min)
Orsay9 km (10 min)
Toussus-le-Noble9 km (11 min)
Massy9 km (11 min)
Gif-sur-Yvette9.5 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Natural sites

Events and festivities

Markets Wednesday and Saturday morning in Val d'Albian.


Wednesday 18 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 18°C
Thursday 19 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 16°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
The Palace of Versailles: Priority-Access Ticket + Audio Guide
Culture and education25 € Versailles (8.1 km)
Versailles: Guided Tour of the Palace, Gardens & The Queen's Estate – Priority-access ticket
Culture and education88 € Versailles (8.1 km)
Guided Tour of the Versailles Palace & Gardens – Priority-access ticket (without transport)
Culture and education52 € Versailles (8.1 km)
Versailles All-in-One Pass (Palace + Gardens + The Queen's Estate) – Priority access with audio guide
Culture and education35 € Versailles (8.1 km)
Guided Tour of the Palace of Versailles – 75 minutes – Priority-access ticket (without transport)
Culture and education38 € Versailles (8.1 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Paris illuminations
Cycling itineraryEasy2h00Paris (18.4 km)
Cave Art Path
HikeEasy1h30Le Vaudoué (49 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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