Limours tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Versailles Palace at 18 km from Limours

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Limours 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 Limours in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Versailles Palace at 18 km and Chateau de Rambouillet at 19 km.

Limours, 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 18 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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Chateau de Rambouillet

Chateau de Rambouillet

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

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

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at 28 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 29 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 29 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 30 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 30 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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at 30 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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Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 30 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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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Church at 31 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 31 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 31 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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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Markets in and near Limours

  • Gif-sur-Yvette: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (8km)
  • Orsay: market Sunday & Friday (10km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Arpajon: market Friday (14km)
  • Montigny-le-Bretonneux: market Saturday all day (14km)
  • Montlhery: market Monday (14km)
  • Igny: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Palaiseau: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Bievres: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Limours, France

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


  • Cinéaqua (29km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (29km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (32km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Catacombs (28km)
  • Eiffel Tower (29km)
  • Rodin Museum (29km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (29km)
  • Palais Bourbon (30km)
  • Grand Palais (30km)
  • Petit Palais (30km)
  • Orsay Museum (30km)
  • Champs-Elysees (30km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (30km)
  • Place de la Concorde (30km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (30km)
  • Pont-Neuf (30km)
  • The Louvre (31km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (31km)
  • Place Vendome (31km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (31km)
  • Palais Royal (31km)
  • Parc Monceau (31km)
  • Saint-Eustache (31km)
  • Paris Opera (31km)
  • Place de la Bastille (32km)
  • Place des Vosges (32km)
  • Montmartre district (33km)
  • Montmartre (33km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (33km)
  • Parc de la Villette (36km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (9km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (25km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (26km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (28km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (30km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (31km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (31km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (31km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (32km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (33km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (39km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (45km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc du château de Breteuil (6km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (7km)
  • Parc de Courson (7km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (18km)
  • Parc de Versailles (18km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (18km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (19km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (20km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (21km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (23km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (24km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (26km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (28km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (31km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (32km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (37km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Chevreuse (7km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (11km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (13km)
  • Château de Sauvage (25km)
  • Murs à pêches (37km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (19km)
  • Etampes (24km)
  • Pontoise (45km)
  • Noisiel (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Velizy-Villacoublay (17km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (20km)
  • Meudon (22km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (27km)
  • Le Vesinet (28km)
  • Courbevoie (31km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (31km)
  • Levallois-Perret (32km)
  • Creteil (32km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (41km)
  • Gagny (43km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (43km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (44km)
  • Melun (44km)
  • Moutiers (45km)
  • Livry-Gargan (45km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (29km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (30km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (32km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (33km)

Geography and distances

Limours is in the Paris region of France at 26 kilometres from Evry, the department capital (general information: Limours is 31 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Limours

Canton: Limours

Arrondissement: Palaiseau

Department: Essonne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 91470

Distance to Limours

from Evry (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 31 km

from Calais: 257 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 469 km

from Strasbourg: 417 km

Getting here

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

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angervilliers, Bonnelles, Boullay-les-Troux, Briis-sous-Forges, Bullion, Choisel, Courson-Monteloup, Fontenay-les-Briis, Forges-les-Bains, Gometz-la-Ville, Gometz-le-Chatel, Janvry, Les Molieres, Pecqueuse and Vaugrigneuse.

This page in French: Visiter Limours