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Viroflay Mairie2.JPG
Coat of arms of Viroflay
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°48′00″N 2°10′01″E / 48.8°N 2.167°E / 48.8; 2.167Coordinates: 48°48′00″N 2°10′01″E / 48.8°N 2.167°E / 48.8; 2.167
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Versailles
Canton Viroflay (chef-lieu)
Intercommunality Grand Parc
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Olivier Lebrun
Area1 3.49 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 15,723
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78686 / 78220
Elevation 92–176 m (302–577 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.

Viroflay is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the south-western suburbs of Paris 14.1 km (8.8 mi) from the center and 3 km (1.9 mi) from the Palace of Versailles.

The town motto is Lux mea lex which is Latin for "Light is my law".


The "Viroflay Omelette" is an omelette stuffed with spinach, ham and gruyère cheese.
The "Monstruous" is a variety of spinach, specific to Viroflay where it used to be cultivated.


Viroflay is served by Viroflay – Rive Gauche station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line C and on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Viroflay – Rive Droite station on the Transilien Paris – Saint-Lazare suburban rail line and by Chaville – Vélizy station on Paris RER line C.

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