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The church of Saint-Clair, in Gometz-le-Châtel
|Intercommunality||Communauté d'agglomération du Plateau de Saclay|
|• Mayor (2008–2014)||Stéphane du Crest|
|Area1||5.06 km2 (1.95 sq mi)|
|• Density||420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|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.
- 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
- Saint-Clair's Church built during the 10th Century.
- Viaduc des Fauvette
- La Fontaine Miraculeuse
- Charles Peguy (French Author) lived here for a time.
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