Gometz-le-Châtel

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Gometz-le-Châtel
Coat of arms of Gometz-le-Châtel
Coat of arms
Gometz-le-Châtel is located in France
Gometz-le-Châtel
Gometz-le-Châtel
Coordinates: 48°40′41″N 2°08′16″E / 48.6781°N 2.1379°E / 48.6781; 2.1379Coordinates: 48°40′41″N 2°08′16″E / 48.6781°N 2.1379°E / 48.6781; 2.1379
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Limours
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Plateau de Saclay
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Stéphane du Crest
Area1 5.06 km2 (1.95 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 2,119
 • Density 420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91275 / 91940
Elevation 83–169 m (272–554 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Gometz le Châtel is a French commune in the Essonne department in a southern suburb of Paris 25 km from the center of Paris.

Geography[edit]

This village is nearby Les Ulis, Bures-sur-Yvette, Gif-sur-Yvette and Gometz-la-Ville, alone the old road from Paris to Chartres, crossing the Hurepoix.

History[edit]

  • This is a very old village, known since 1068.
  • A train line was built between Paris to Chartres, created by Gallardon, at the beginning of the 20th century, with a station at Gometz-le-Châtel. It was used from 1931 to 1939, but there is no traffic nowadays. Paris RER, B line, can be used to go there by train Bures-sur-Yvette (Paris RER) or La Hacquinière (Paris RER).
  • An experimental Aérotrain was built, from Gometz-le-Châtel to Limours, for a trial, from 1966 to 1977, a creation of Jean Bertin (railway engineer). This experiment was replaced by the TGV, operating currently.

Inhabitants of Gometz le Châtel are called Castelgometziens.

Places to see[edit]

  • Saint-Clair's Church built during the 10th Century.
  • Viaduc des Fauvette
  • La Fontaine Miraculeuse

Personalities[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

*Official website (French)