Les Mesnuls

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Les Mesnuls
Chateau of Mesnuls
Chateau of Mesnuls
Location of Les Mesnuls
Les Mesnuls is located in France
Les Mesnuls
Les Mesnuls
Les Mesnuls is located in Île-de-France (region)
Les Mesnuls
Les Mesnuls
Coordinates: 48°45′25″N 1°50′20″E / 48.7569°N 1.8389°E / 48.7569; 1.8389Coordinates: 48°45′25″N 1°50′20″E / 48.7569°N 1.8389°E / 48.7569; 1.8389
 • Mayor (2001–08) Marc Lautour
6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
 • Density140/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78398 /78490
Elevation93–184 m (305–604 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Les Mesnuls is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. It is located in the south-western suburbs of Paris 16 km (9.9 mi) north of Rambouillet, in the canton of Aubergenville.


The place was called Ménil until the 13th century, before becoming Les Mesnils, then Les Mesnuls. The name derives from Latin mansionile, meaning a small mansio, or dwelling

Interesting Sights[edit]

  • Église Saint-Éloi, 15th century.
  • The Château des Mesnuls : the first elements (entrance gate, moat) were built during the 16th century, and the main body dates from 1731. Protected since 1945, it is classified as monument historique since 1975.
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chêne on the road to Montfort-l'Amaury, built around 1825.
  • Communal laundry house in rue du Moulin, 19th century.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
  • Monique Bardy. La grande histoire des Yvelines, éditions Édijac, Pontoise 1989, ISBN 2-904625-25-6