Les Mesnuls

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Les Mesnuls
Commune
Chateau of Mesnuls
Chateau of Mesnuls
Les Mesnuls is located in France
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
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Aubergenville
Government
 • Mayor (2001–08) Marc Lautour
Area1 6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 897
 • Density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78398 /78490
Elevation 93–184 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.

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

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.

History[edit]

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 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]

References[edit]

  • Monique Bardy. La grande histoire des Yvelines, éditions Édijac, Pontoise 1989, ISBN 2-904625-25-6