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Château de Maintenon in the town center
Château de Maintenon in the town center
Coat of arms of Maintenon
Coat of arms
Maintenon is located in France
Location within Centre-Val de Loire region
Maintenon is located in Centre-Val de Loire
Coordinates: 48°35′19″N 1°34′46″E / 48.5886°N 1.5794°E / 48.5886; 1.5794Coordinates: 48°35′19″N 1°34′46″E / 48.5886°N 1.5794°E / 48.5886; 1.5794
Country France
Region Centre-Val de Loire
Department Eure-et-Loir
Arrondissement Chartres
Canton Épernon
Intercommunality Terrasses et Vallées de Maintenon
 • Mayor (2008–present) Michel Bellanger
Area1 11.44 km2 (4.42 sq mi)
Population (2008)2 4,461
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 28227 /28130
Elevation 97–166 m (318–545 ft)
(avg. 120 m or 390 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.

Maintenon is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 63.5 km (39.5 mi) southwest of the center of Paris.

Maintenon, together with the neighbouring commune of Pierres, form an urban area of 7,131 inhabitants (1999 census).


Maintenon is known for its picturesque Château de Maintenon, first home to the family d’Angennes, Marquis de Maintenon, later home of Madame de Maintenon, morganatic second wife of King Louis XIV.

Another tourist attraction are the ruins of the aqueduct of Maintenon, built by Louis XIV to carry water from the Eure River to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.


Historical population
Year Pop. ±%
1962 2,978 —    
1968 3,325 +11.7%
1975 3,313 −0.4%
1982 3,388 +2.3%
1990 4,161 +22.8%
1999 4,440 +6.7%
2008 4,461 +0.5%



The station

Maintenon is served by Maintenon station on the fast regional rail line between Paris and Le Mans via Chartres. Maintenon is connected to the Ile de France network of suburban trains which start at Rambouliet.

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