Palaiseau tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Versailles Palace at 13 km from Palaiseau

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Palaiseau 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 Palaiseau in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Versailles Palace at 13 km and Catacombs at 15 km.

Palaiseau, 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 13 km (direction north-west), in the Yvelines department

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

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at 15 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

Garden at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

at 16 km (direction north-north-east), in the Paris department

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

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National Monument at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral

Cathedral at 17 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 17 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 17 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

Museum at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Paris department

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

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at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The city of Paris continues to be the most popular destination with...

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Paris department

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

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River Seine

River Seine

at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

The Seine river is at the heart of the city, near many...

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Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries

Garden at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Paris department

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

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at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Markets in and near Palaiseau

Market days in Palaiseau: weekly market: Thursday & Sunday;

  • Palaiseau: market Thursday & Sunday (0km)
  • Massy: market Tuesday & Friday (3km)
  • Igny: market Thursday & Sunday (3km)
  • Longjumeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Orsay: market Sunday & Friday (5km)
  • Bievres: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Chilly-Mazarin: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Antony: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday (6km)
  • Chatenay-Malabry: market Wednesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Fresnes: market Sunday (7km)

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Tourist attractions near Palaiseau, France

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


  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (16km)
  • Cinéaqua (17km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (18km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Catacombs (15km)
  • Eiffel Tower (16km)
  • Rodin Museum (16km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (17km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (17km)
  • Orsay Museum (17km)
  • Palais Bourbon (17km)
  • Pont-Neuf (17km)
  • Grand Palais (18km)
  • Petit Palais (18km)
  • The Louvre (18km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (18km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (18km)
  • Place de la Concorde (18km)
  • Champs-Elysees (18km)
  • Place de la Bastille (18km)
  • Palais Royal (18km)
  • Place des Vosges (18km)
  • Saint-Eustache (18km)
  • Place Vendome (18km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (18km)
  • Paris Opera (19km)
  • Parc Monceau (19km)
  • Montmartre (20km)
  • Montmartre district (20km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (20km)
  • Parc de la Villette (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (12km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (17km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (18km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (18km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (19km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (22km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (23km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (26km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (27km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (33km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (33km)
  • Abbaye du Lys (Dammarie-les-Lys) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Denis (Mery-sur-Oise) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Auvers-sur-Oise) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre-Dame du Val (Meriel) (41km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Royaumont (Asnieres-sur-Oise) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Maison de Chateaubriand (7km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (7km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (8km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (14km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (14km)
  • Parc de Versailles (14km)
  • Parc de Courson (15km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (17km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (18km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (18km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (23km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (23km)
  • Domaine national de Champs-sur-Marne (30km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (32km)
  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (32km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (35km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (37km)
  • Parc du château de Vaux-le-Vicomte (38km)
  • Domaine national de Fontainebleau (48km)
  • Domaine de Villarceaux (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Vallée de Chevreuse (16km)
  • Murs à pêches (23km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (23km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (27km)
  • Château de Sauvage (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

  • Etampes (32km)
  • Rambouillet (32km)
  • Noisiel (32km)
  • Pontoise (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Le Plessis-Robinson (7km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (9km)
  • Meudon (11km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (17km)
  • Creteil (18km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (19km)
  • Courbevoie (20km)
  • Levallois-Perret (20km)
  • Le Vesinet (22km)
  • Gagny (29km)
  • Aulnay-sous-Bois (30km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (31km)
  • Livry-Gargan (31km)
  • Le Mee-sur-Seine (35km)
  • Melun (36km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (17km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (18km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (18km)
  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (37km)

Geography and distances

Palaiseau is in the Paris region of France at 17 kilometres from Evry, the department capital (general information: Palaiseau is 17 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Palaiseau

Canton: Palaiseau

Arrondissement: Palaiseau

Department: Essonne

Region: Paris

Postcode: 91120

Distance to Palaiseau

from Evry (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 17 km

from Calais: 250 km

from Nice: 678 km

from Bordeaux: 482 km

from Strasbourg: 404 km

Getting here

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

We have 24 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antony, Ballainvilliers, Bievres, Bures-sur-Yvette, Champlan, Chatenay-Malabry, Chilly-Mazarin, Epinay-sur-Orge, Fresnes, Igny, Jouy-en-Josas, La Ville-du-Bois, Les Ulis, Longjumeau, Massy, Orsay, Saclay, Saint-Jean-de-Beauregard, Saulx-les-Chartreux, Vauhallan, Verrieres-le-Buisson, Villebon-sur-Yvette, Villejust and Wissous.

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