Gif-sur-Yvette tourism and travel guide

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Gif-sur-Yvette 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 Gif-sur-Yvette in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Versailles Palace at 11 km and Catacombs at 21 km.

Gif-sur-Yvette, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 11 km (direction ), in the Yvelines department

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

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at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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National Monument at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

National Monument at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Musee de l\'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Jardin des Tuileries is a large park and garden near the Louvre in...

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Church at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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National Monument at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre contains countless numbers of...

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Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

Church at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Eglise de la Madeleine is a most unusual church, being built under orders...

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Markets in and near Gif-sur-Yvette

Market days in Gif-sur-Yvette: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Gif-sur-Yvette: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Orsay: market Sunday & Friday (4km)
  • Igny: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Bievres: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Palaiseau: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Montigny-le-Bretonneux: market Saturday all day (10km)
  • Massy: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Longjumeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Montlhery: market Monday (12km)
  • Chatenay-Malabry: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)

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Tourist attractions near Gif-sur-Yvette, France

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


  • Cinéaqua (21km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (22km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (25km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Catacombs (21km)
  • Eiffel Tower (21km)
  • Rodin Museum (22km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (22km)
  • Palais Bourbon (22km)
  • Grand Palais (23km)
  • Petit Palais (23km)
  • Orsay Museum (23km)
  • Champs-Elysees (23km)
  • Place de la Concorde (23km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (23km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (23km)
  • Pont-Neuf (23km)
  • The Louvre (23km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (23km)
  • Place Vendome (23km)
  • Palais Royal (23km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (24km)
  • Parc Monceau (24km)
  • Saint-Eustache (24km)
  • Paris Opera (24km)
  • Place de la Bastille (24km)
  • Place des Vosges (24km)
  • Montmartre (26km)
  • Montmartre district (26km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (26km)
  • Parc de la Villette (28km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (4km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (21km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (22km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (23km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (23km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (23km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (24km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (26km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (30km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (31km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (42km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Beauregard (5km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (8km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (11km)
  • Parc de Versailles (11km)
  • Parc de Courson (11km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (12km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (14km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (15km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (19km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (22km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (22km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (24km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (24km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (24km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (30km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (38km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (39km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (45km)
  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (53km)
  • Jardin de Claude Monet (60km)
  • Jardin du musée d’art américain (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Chevreuse (7km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (15km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (19km)
  • Murs à pêches (30km)
  • Château de Sauvage (31km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (23km)
  • Etampes (30km)
  • Pontoise (39km)
  • Noisiel (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Velizy-Villacoublay (10km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (13km)
  • Meudon (14km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (20km)
  • Le Vesinet (21km)
  • Courbevoie (23km)
  • Levallois-Perret (24km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (25km)
  • Creteil (26km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (34km)
  • Gagny (36km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (36km)
  • Livry-Gargan (38km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (42km)
  • Melun (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (22km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (23km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (26km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (31km)

Geography and distances

Gif-sur-Yvette is in the Paris region of France at 24 kilometres from Evry, the department capital (general information: Gif-sur-Yvette is 23 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gif-sur-Yvette

Canton: Gif-sur-Yvette

Arrondissement: Palaiseau

Department: Essonne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 91190

Distance to Gif-sur-Yvette

from Evry (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 23 km

from Calais: 251 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 413 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Gif-sur-Yvette from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boullay-les-Troux, Bures-sur-Yvette, Chateaufort, Gometz-la-Ville, Gometz-le-Chatel, Les Molieres, Les Ulis, Magny-les-Hameaux, Orsay, Saclay, Saint-Aubin, Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard, Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse, Toussus-le-Noble, Vauhallan and Villiers-le-Bacle.

This page in French: Visiter Gif-sur-Yvette