The city hall

Coat of arms

Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Coordinates: 48°46′16″N 2°02′00″E / 48.7711°N 2.0333°E / 48.7711; 2.0333Coordinates: 48°46′16″N 2°02′00″E / 48.7711°N 2.0333°E / 48.7711; 2.0333
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Versailles
Canton Montigny-le-Bretonneux
Intercommunality Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
  Mayor Michel Laugier
Area1 11.65 km2 (4.50 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 34,591
  Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78423 / 78180
Elevation 150–171 m (492–561 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.

Montigny-le-Bretonneux 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, 24.5 kilometres (15.2 miles) from the centre of Paris, in the "new town" of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, of which it is the central and most populated commune.


Montigny le Bretonneux, the 6th town of the Yvelines department, has 36000 inhabitants and is the central and principal town of the district Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines. It is ideally situated at the heart of Yvelines, formed in the shape of a triangle in the south by la Vallee de Chevreuse and the massif forestier de Rambouillet, and the towns of Versailles and Saint Germain en Laye in the north.

The history of the town reflects that of a small traditional French village, naturally devoted to agriculture; "the best wheat lands of France". The growth of the new town in the 1970s actually initiates the change from the village of Montigny-le-Bretonneux (1292 inhabitants in 1970) to the town (10,063 in 1980).

The town is found 25 km (16 miles) south west of Paris, and 5 km (3 miles) from Versailles, and at the heart of an agglomeration of 150,000 people, of which Montigny is the largest with 36000 inhabitants.

After two decades of steady urbanization, Montigny-le-Bretonneux is now essentially completed, although the opportunity to create new housing is still there. In 2002, the State has decreed the end of the Operation of National Interest Statute establishing the new district of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, whose seven member municipalities have opted for a new intercommunal principal, the “Community of Agglomeration”.

Montigny le Bretonneux has now passed the building phase – the frenzy of building that characterised the town is suitably balanced between neighbourhoods and business areas. Montigny has become a haven for St. Quentinois wishing to settle there. The parks were born in the 1970s and 1980s with the rise of the new town are and were in principle built to rehabilitate the economic heritage and to adapt to technological standards now imposed on businesses. Its economy is rooted primarily in the service sector (1,590 businesses). Furthermore, several major headquarters of international companies have settled in the city (for example; SAIPEM, BMW France et COGEMA).

The future of Montigny le Bretonneux emerges in particular arrival of the national velodrome by early 2013, supported by the State, the French Cycling Federation, local authorities and a pool of business partners. The building of the future Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Paris-Ile de France-West will be completed for the start of 2012.

Events in the town

The town organises annual events for which the community comes together to celebrate. Some are listed below:


Montigny-le-Bretonneux is served by Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines station on Paris RER line C, on the Transilien La Défense suburban rail line, and on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.


The community has nine neighbourhoods. They are Manet, Pas du Lac, Plan de l'Eglise, Plan de Troux Prés, Saint Quentin, Sourderie Nord, Sourderie Sud, and Village.[2]


15 schools serve école maternelle (preschool) students, and 15 schools serve école élémentaire (elementary) students. There are two groupes scolaires, or combined preschools and elementary schools.[3]

Public secondary schools:

Private schools:

The rainbow symbolises the radiance and vitality of the town. The dominant green colour symbolises the green space of the community, and the Ferme du Manet and leisure facilities in the town. The four white stones and lily are the historical reference; under l’ancien Regime, important boundaries marking royal properties were marked with a white stone, engraved with initials or a crest. At Montigny, the crest was a lily flower. Four were planted at a crossroads leading to Versailles, Trappes, Montigny and Bois d’Arcy.

International relations

Montigny-le-Bretonneux twinnings

Twin towns – Sister cities

Montigny-le-Bretonneux is twinned with:

See also


  1. call befor :Avenue du Pas du Lac
  2. "Présentation de la ville." Montigny-le-Bretonneux. Retrieved on 27 December 2011.
  3. "Écoles maternelles-primaires." City of Montigny-le-Bretonneux. Retrieved on 27 December 2011.
  4. Home. Collège Alberto Giacometti. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  5. Home. Collège de La Couldre. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  6. Home. Collège Les Prés. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  7. Home. Collège Lycées Saint François d'Assise. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
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