Yvelines is a department in the region of Île-de-France, France. Located west of Hauts-de-Seine, it had a population of 1,431,808 as of 2016, its main cities are Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Mantes-la-Jolie and Rambouillet. Yvelines was created from the western part of the former department of Seine-et-Oise on 1 January 1968 in accordance with a law passed on 10 January 1964 and a décret d'application from 26 February 1965, it inherited Seine-et-Oise's official number of 78. It gained the communes of Châteaufort and Toussus-le-Noble from the adjacent department of Essonne in 1969; the departmental capital, which grew up around Louis XIV's château, was the French capital for more than a century under the Ancien Régime and again between 1871 and 1879 during the early years of the Third Republic. Since the château has continued to welcome the French Parliament when it is called upon to sit in a congressional sitting in order to enact constitutional changes or to listen to a formal declaration by the president.
Yvelines is bordered by the departments of Val-d'Oise on the north, Hauts-de-Seine on the east, Essonne on the southeast, Eure-et-Loir on the southwest, Eure on the west. The eastern part of the department, as well as its northern part along the Seine, is part of the Paris metropolitan area, but the rest of the department is rural, much of it covered by the Forest of Rambouillet. Besides Versailles and the subprefectures of Mantes-la-Jolie and Saint-Germain-en-Laye, important cities include Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Les Mureaux, Plaisir, Chatou, Le Chesnay, the new agglomeration community of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. Two regional parks can be found in Yvelines: the Park of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse and part of the Park of Vexin Français. Yvelines is home to one of France's best known golf courses, La Tuilerie-Bignon, in the village of Saint-Nom-la-Bretèche. In French, a man from the Yvelines is called Yvelinois. Palace of Versailles Château de Breteuil Château du Haut-Buc Château de Dampierre Château de Maisons Château de Rambouillet Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye Château of Thoiry Château de Vaux-sur-Seine Château de Mauvières Château du Pont Château de Villette Château de Millemont Museum of National Antiques Museum of River and Canal Craft Horse-drawn Coach Museum Toy Museum Sheep Museum Cloth Museum of Jouy National Barn Museum of Port-Royal International Museum of Naive Art Musee Lambinet André Derain's house Elsa Triolet-Aragon's house Émile Zola's house Maurice Ravel's house/museum Ivan Turgenev House Alexandre Dumas, père's Château de Monte-Cristo Jean-Claude Richard's family estate Chèvreloup Arboretum Marly Estate Vaux-sur-Seine Castle Garden The King's Vegetable Garden Outdoor and entertainment base of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines Former Prime Minister of France Michel Rocard, was an MP for the department in the French Socialist Party.
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Boissets is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Allainville is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Beynes is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE Official site Beynes at Google Maps
Bonnelles is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
Bois-d'Arcy is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. It is the origin of the English surname Darcy. Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE
La Boissière-École is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France. The village is located in the Southern West of Yvelines; the most part of the landscape is constituted of forest. The place is separated in two; the castle and the Olympe Hériot school are in "La Basse Boissière" but most of the inhabitants live in "La Haute Boissière". "La Gâtine" and "Mauzaize" are located in the west of the village centre. Lots of small village are located around this: "Adainville", "Condé-sur-Vesgre", "Poigny-la-Forêt", "Hermeray", "Mittainville", "La Hauteville", it can be reached by the 71 road and the 80. In the east of the village, tourists can enjoy an equestrian centre; the principal activity of the village is a farmer: "La Tremblay". Communes of the Yvelines department INSEE