Villepreux

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Villepreux
Commune
Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Villepreux
Coat of arms
Villepreux is located in France
Villepreux
Villepreux
Location within Île-de-France region
Villepreux is located in Île-de-France (region)
Villepreux
Villepreux
Coordinates: 48°49′51″N 2°00′11″E / 48.8308°N 2.0031°E / 48.8308; 2.0031Coordinates: 48°49′51″N 2°00′11″E / 48.8308°N 2.0031°E / 48.8308; 2.0031
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Versailles
Canton Saint-Cyr-l'École
Intercommunality Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Stéphane Mirambeau
Area1 10.40 km2 (4.02 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 10,046
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78674 /78450
Elevation 82–155 m (269–509 ft)
(avg. 80 m or 260 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.

Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France located about 12 km west of Versailles, in the plaine de Versailles, almost in line with the perspective of the Grand Canal (an axis corresponding to the former Allée royale de Villepreux). The municipality, in low relief, is marked in the northern part of the depression of the valley ru Gally, and its tributaries, the rue de l'Oisemont and the rue de l'Arcy.

The municipality is still largely rural. Urbanization is about 15% of the area, developed in the southern part, in the vicinity of Clayes-sous-Bois in the area served by railway services from Paris and Versailles.

Villepreux position in the Yvelines

The commune is primarily a historical village established around a castle built by the Francini family which today belongs to the family of the counts of Saint-Seine.

Further south, towards the SNCF train station, is the La Haie Bergerie quarter, a subdivision created by Jacques Riboud and his architect Roland Predieri -who later became the Mayor of Villepreux. Since the early 1960s terraced houses have since been rehabilitated by new generations of owners.

Towards the west, is a new division called Trianon, near the Pointe-à-l'Ange area, with built-up quality buildings, pavilions, and lush fields on the edge of the municipality of Chavenay. This is also the Val Joyeux area, another subdivision of 400 houses, dating from the post-war period and small newer residential houses and apartments on the edge of the forest of Bois d'Arcy.

The center has moved from the old village to the new neighborhoods.

The town is crossed in its southeastern part (Val Joyeux) by the l'aqueduc de l'Avre.

Education[edit]

Preschools:[1]

  • Le Clos Crozatier
  • Le Prieuré
  • Le Val Joyeux

Elementary schools:[1]

There is one junior high school, Collège Léon Blum, and one senior high school/sixth form college, Lycée Sonia Delaunay.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Les établissements." Villepreux. Retrieved on September 3, 2016.

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