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Rambouillet is situated in the Yvelines department and Paris region.

Attractions in Rambouillet

Once a Royal castle, the Chateau de Rambouillet is now the summer residence for French presidents : Chateau de Rambouillet

Tourist classifications for Rambouillet include "town of art and history".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Rambouillet at 1 km and Versailles Palace at 28 km.

Rambouillet, 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 less than one km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Versailles Palace

Versailles Palace

Castle at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Chartres Cathedral

Chartres Cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

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at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Eure-et-Loir department

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

See Chartres guide
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Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

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

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

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

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

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Arc de Triomphe

Arc de Triomphe

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

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

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

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

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Jardin du Luxembourg

Jardin du Luxembourg

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

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

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Musee de l'Orangerie

Musee de l'Orangerie

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

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

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

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

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Eglise de la Madeleine

Eglise de la Madeleine

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

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

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The Louvre

The Louvre

Museum at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Paris department

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

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Map of places to visit near Rambouillet


Markets in and near Rambouillet

  • Maurepas: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Maintenon: market Thursday (19km)
  • Dourdan: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Auneau: market Friday (21km)
  • Montigny-le-Bretonneux: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Nogent-le-Roi: market Saturday (22km)
  • Les Clayes-sous-Bois: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Houdan: market Friday (23km)
  • Gif-sur-Yvette: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (23km)
  • Beynes: market Thursday (24km)

More information about Rambouillet, Paris

Tourist attractions near Rambouillet, France

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


  • Cinéaqua (42km)
  • Centre de la mer et des eaux (44km)
  • Aquarium du palais de la Porte Dor (48km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Other tourist attractions

  • Eiffel Tower (42km)
  • Catacombs (43km)
  • Rodin Museum (43km)
  • Hotel des Invalides (43km)
  • Grand Palais (44km)
  • Palais Bourbon (44km)
  • Petit Palais (44km)
  • Champs-Elysees (44km)
  • Place de la Concorde (44km)
  • Orsay Museum (44km)
  • Parc Monceau (44km)
  • Jardin des Tuileries (44km)
  • Eglise de la Madeleine (44km)
  • Place Vendome (45km)
  • The Louvre (45km)
  • Pont-Neuf (45km)
  • Palais Royal (45km)
  • Paris Opera (45km)
  • Jardin des Plantes (45km)
  • Saint-Eustache (45km)
  • Hotel de Ville (town hall) (45km)
  • Place des Vosges (46km)
  • Place de la Bastille (46km)
  • Montmartre district (47km)
  • Montmartre (47km)
  • Basilica de Sacre Coeur (47km)
  • Parc de la Villette (50km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Haute Vallee de Chevreuse (12km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame des Vaulx de Cernay (Cernay-la-Ville) (9km)
  • Notre Dame de Port Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Sainte Geneviève (Feucherolles) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin et Saint Blaise (Louveciennes) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Etienne (Mareil-Marly) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et Saint Paul (Orgeval) (33km)
  • Cathédrale de Chartres (Chartres) (33km)
  • Collegiale de Saint Martin (Etampes) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Bougival) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Basile (Etampes) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Notre Dame (Etampes) (34km)
  • Collégiale Notre-Dame (Poissy) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chatou) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maclou (Conflans-Sainte-Honorine) (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Saint-Germain-des-Prés (Paris) (44km)
  • Sainte Chapelle (Paris) (45km)
  • Cathédrale de Notre Dame (Paris) (45km)
  • Maison d'Ourscamp (Paris) (46km)
  • Eglises de Saint Eustache (Paris) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Maubuisson (Saint-Ouen-l'Aumone) (49km)
  • Basilique de Saint Denis (Saint-Denis) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Domaine national de Rambouillet (1km)
  • Parc du château de Groussay (15km)
  • Parc du château de Breteuil (15km)
  • Parc de Courson (24km)
  • Parc du château de Thoiry (25km)
  • Parc du château de Beauregard (25km)
  • Potager du roi, Versailles (28km)
  • Parc de Versailles (28km)
  • Parc de Chamarande (33km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (35km)
  • Domaine national de Saint-Cloud (35km)
  • Maison de Chateaubriand (35km)
  • Domaine de la Malmaison (36km)
  • Parc du domaine de Sceaux (37km)
  • Jardin du Palais-Royal (45km)
  • Le pré Catelan (57km)
  • Les jardins du château de Miserey (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Rambouillet (6km)
  • Château de Sauvage (9km)
  • Vaux de Cernay (9km)
  • Vallée de Chevreuse (17km)

Towns of Art and history

  • Etampes (34km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Velizy-Villacoublay (31km)
  • Le Plessis-Robinson (35km)
  • Meudon (36km)
  • Le Vesinet (36km)
  • Rueil-Malmaison (37km)
  • Moutiers (39km)
  • Courbevoie (42km)
  • Levallois-Perret (44km)
  • Maisons-Alfort (48km)
  • Soisy-sous-Montmorency (52km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Thoiry (25km)
  • Jardin d'acclimatation (Paris) (41km)
  • Ménagerie du Jardin des plantes (45km)
  • Parc zoologique de Vincennes (48km)

Geography and distances

Rambouillet is in the Paris region of France at 22 kilometres from Versailles, the department capital (general information: Rambouillet is 45 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rambouillet

Canton: Rambouillet

Arrondissement: Rambouillet

Department: Yvelines

Region: Paris

Postcode: 78120

Distance to Rambouillet

from Versailles (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 45 km

from Calais: 256 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 461 km

from Strasbourg: 435 km

Getting here

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

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gazeran, Le Perray-en-Yvelines and Poigny-la-Foret.

This page in French: Visiter Rambouillet


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