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Dourdan tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Rambouillet at 19 km from Dourdan

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Dourdan is situated in the Essonne department and Paris region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Dourdan in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 19 km and Versailles Palace at 32 km.

Dourdan, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

Castle at 19 km (direction west-north-west), in the Yvelines department

Once a Royal castle, the Chateau de Rambouillet is now the summer...

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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 32 km (direction north-north-east), in the Yvelines department

A short distance outside central Paris, the Palais de Versailles is an...

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Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 40 km (direction west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

The 13th century cathedral in Chartres is generally considered to be one...

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at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

Although most famous for its cathedral, you will also find plenty to...

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at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

For a different side of Paris, explore the ancient catacombs in tunnels...

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

Built in the late 19th century as a temporary monument, it is...

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin du Luxembourg is one of the most extensive and most...

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National Monument at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The 18th century Pantheon was originally to be a church based on...

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Arc de Triomphe is the second largest triumphal arch in the...

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Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris is best known for its eight...

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at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Champs-Elsées, often called the most beautiful avenue in the world, is...

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Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, on an island in the Seine River, is...

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Church at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

Sainte-Chapelle, on the Ile de la Cité in Paris, is an important...

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National Monument at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

La Conciergerie at Paris is one of the oldest and most important...

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Markets in and near Dourdan

Market days in Dourdan: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Etampes: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (16km)
  • Arpajon: market Friday (19km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (19km)
  • Gif-sur-Yvette: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Montlhery: market Monday (23km)
  • Orsay: market Sunday & Friday (23km)
  • Bretigny-sur-Orge: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Angerville: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)

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Tourist attractions near Dourdan, France

What to do at Dourdan? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Dourdan.


  • Cinéaqua (42km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (43km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (45km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Catacombs (41km)
  • Eiffel Tower (42km)
  • Rodin Museum (43km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (43km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (43km)
  • Palais Bourbon (43km)
  • Orsay Museum (43km)
  • Grand Palais (43km)
  • Petit Palais (44km)
  • Champs-Elysees (44km)
  • Pont-Neuf (44km)
  • Place de la Concorde (44km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (44km)
  • The Louvre (44km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (44km)
  • Place Vendome (44km)
  • Palais Royal (44km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (44km)
  • Saint-Eustache (44km)
  • Place de la Bastille (45km)
  • Parc Monceau (45km)
  • Place des Vosges (45km)
  • Paris Opera (45km)
  • Montmartre (47km)
  • Montmartre district (47km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (47km)
  • Parc de la Villette (49km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (15km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (18km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (38km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (39km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (43km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (44km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (44km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (44km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (45km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (46km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Courson (13km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (16km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (17km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (18km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (19km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (31km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (32km)
  • Parc de Versailles (32km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (33km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (34km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (35km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (37km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (40km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (40km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (41km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (44km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Rambouillet (14km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (18km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (19km)
  • Château de Sauvage (21km)
  • Murs à pêches (50km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Etampes (16km)
  • Rambouillet (19km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Velizy-Villacoublay (31km)
  • Moutiers (31km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (33km)
  • Meudon (36km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (41km)
  • Le Vesinet (42km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (43km)
  • Creteil (44km)
  • Courbevoie (44km)
  • Levallois-Perret (45km)
  • Gagny (55km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (57km)
  • Livry-Gargan (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (41km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (43km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (43km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (45km)

Geography and distances

Dourdan is in the Paris region of France at 32 kilometres from Evry, the department capital (general information: Dourdan is 44 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dourdan

Canton: Dourdan

Arrondissement: Étampes

Department: Essonne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 91410

Distance to Dourdan

from Evry (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 44 km

from Calais: 269 km

from Nice: 672 km

from Bordeaux: 455 km

from Strasbourg: 422 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Dourdan from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corbreuse, La Foret-le-Roi, Le Val-Saint-Germain, Les Granges-le-Roi, Longvilliers, Rochefort-en-Yvelines, Roinville, Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines, Saint-Cyr-sous-Dourdan, Sainte-Mesme and Sermaise.

This page in French: Visiter Dourdan


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