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Paray-Douaville is situated in the Yvelines 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 Paray-Douaville in Paris.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 21 km and Chartres Cathedral at 29 km.

Paray-Douaville, 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 21 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 29 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 29 km (direction west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chartres guide
Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 42 km (direction north-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Loiret department

The walk along the Rimarden river, the traditional charm and the ruined...

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Chateau de Chamerolles

Chateau de Chamerolles

Castle at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Loiret department

The chateau de Chamerolles is an attractive chateau with a pretty Renaissance...

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at 53 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 54 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 54 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 55 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 55 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 55 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 55 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 55 km (direction north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Markets in and near Paray-Douaville

  • Auneau: market Friday (8km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Angerville: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Etampes: market Tuesday & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (26km)
  • Voves: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Chartres: market Saturday (29km)
  • Toury: market Sunday (30km)
  • Arpajon: market Friday (31km)
  • Luce: market Sunday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Paray-Douaville, France

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


  • Cinéaqua (54km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (54km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (57km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Catacombs (53km)
  • Eiffel Tower (54km)
  • Rodin Museum (54km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (54km)
  • Palais Bourbon (55km)
  • Grand Palais (55km)
  • Orsay Museum (55km)
  • Petit Palais (55km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (55km)
  • Champs-Elysees (55km)
  • Place de la Concorde (55km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (55km)
  • Pont-Neuf (55km)
  • The Louvre (56km)
  • Place Vendome (56km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (56km)
  • Palais Royal (56km)
  • Saint-Eustache (56km)
  • Place de la Bastille (56km)
  • Place des Vosges (57km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (21km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (25km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (29km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (49km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (55km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (56km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (56km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (56km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (21km)
  • Parc de Courson (25km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (26km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (26km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (31km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (35km)
  • Parc de Versailles (42km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (42km)
  • Parc du château de Courances (44km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (45km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (45km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (46km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (48km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Sauvage (17km)
  • Forêt de Rambouillet (19km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (25km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (29km)
  • Murs à pêches (62km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Rambouillet (20km)
  • Etampes (22km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Moutiers (20km)
  • Velizy-Villacoublay (42km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (45km)
  • Meudon (47km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (55km)
  • Creteil (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (45km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (55km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (57km)

Geography and distances

Paray-Douaville is in the Paris region of France at 41 kilometres from Versailles, the department capital (general information: Paray-Douaville is 56 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Paray-Douaville

Canton: Saint-Arnoult-en-Yvelines

Arrondissement: Rambouillet

Department: Yvelines

Region: Paris

Postcode: 78660

Distance to Paray-Douaville

from Versailles (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 56 km

from Calais: 276 km

from Nice: 673 km

from Bordeaux: 444 km

from Strasbourg: 433 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Paray-Douaville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ablis, Allainville, Authon-la-Plaine, Boinville-le-Gaillard, Chapelle-d'Aunainville, Chatignonville, Garancieres-en-Beauce, Orsonville and Sainville.

This page in French: Visiter Paray-Douaville


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