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The town hall of Bures-sur-Yvette
The town hall of Bures-sur-Yvette
Coat of arms of Bures-sur-Yvette
Coat of arms
Bures-sur-Yvette is located in France
Coordinates: 48°41′49″N 2°09′50″E / 48.6969°N 2.1639°E / 48.6969; 2.1639Coordinates: 48°41′49″N 2°09′50″E / 48.6969°N 2.1639°E / 48.6969; 2.1639
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Gif-sur-Yvette
Intercommunality CA Paris-Saclay
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Jean-François Vigier
Area1 4.17 km2 (1.61 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 9,994
 • Density 2,400/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 91122 /91440
Elevation 56–163 m (184–535 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.

Bures-sur-Yvette is a commune in the Essonne department in Île-de-France in northern France.

Inhabitants of Bures-sur-Yvette are known as Buressois.


Bures-sur-Yvette is located in the Vallée de Chevreuse on the river Yvette, along which the RER line B is laid. The stations on the line serving the commune are Bures-sur-Yvette and La Hacquinière. Adjacent communes are Orsay, Gif-sur-Yvette, Gometz-le-Châtel, and Les Ulis. The small town is also twinned with Crewkerne UK.


Bures-sur-Yvette hosts the greater part of the Orsay campus of the Paris University XI, as well as the IHÉS (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques).

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