Plaisir, Yvelines

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Plaisir
Commune
The church and shops in Plaisir
The church and shops in Plaisir
Coat of arms of Plaisir
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°49′06″N 1°56′50″E / 48.8183°N 1.9472°E / 48.8183; 1.9472Coordinates: 48°49′06″N 1°56′50″E / 48.8183°N 1.9472°E / 48.8183; 1.9472
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementVersailles
CantonPlaisir
IntercommunalitySaint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Government
 • Mayor (2012–) Joséphine Kollmannsberger
Area118.68 km2 (7.21 sq mi)
Population (2006)231,952
 • Density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code78490 /78370
Elevation92–173 m (302–568 ft)
(avg. 111 m or 364 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.

Plaisir is a commune located in the heart of the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the western suburbs of Paris, 29.5 km (18.3 mi) from the center of Paris.

It borders among others on Élancourt (south), Trappes (southeast) and Les-Clayes-sous-Bois (east).

The inhabitants are called Plaisirois.

Plaisir has managed to preserve its twelfth century church. Its varied territory is characterised by large agricultural plains, many green spaces and a forest area that together occupy half of its surface.

Plaisir is the ninth commune of the Yvelines department in terms of population., with nearly 31,000 inhabitants.

It is a member of the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Between 1968 and 1990, Plaisir has seen explosive growth in its population, but since then, the town's policy has been to contain growth and aim for stabilisation, in order to main the local quality of living as well as the natural spaces (forests and agricultural lands).

It has a major shopping mall that is still expanding. This commercial activity has been a boon for local tax revenues, but also led to congestion of its roads.

Aside from this commercial activity, Plaisir is also home to a number of other activities, for instance it is home to the Zodiaxc corporation and hosts the Lenôtre culinary school which attracts students from across the globe.

Twin towns[edit]

Plaisir is twinned with Lowestoft, England and Bad Aussee, Austria.

Transport[edit]

Plaisir is served by two stations on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line: Plaisir – Les Clayes and Plaisir – Grignon

Education[edit]

The commune has 17 preschools with 1,560 students and 13 elementary schools with 2,273 students, with a total of 3,843 students.[1]

Secondary schools in Plaisir:[1]

Secondary schools in nearby municipalities:[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Etablissements." Plaisir. Retrieved on September 2, 2016.

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