For the French literary hostess, see Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet. For the sheep breed, see Rambouillet sheep. For the talks leading up to the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, see Rambouillet Agreement.

Château of Rambouillet

Coat of arms

Coordinates: 48°38′40″N 1°49′51″E / 48.6444°N 01.8308°E / 48.6444; 01.8308Coordinates: 48°38′40″N 1°49′51″E / 48.6444°N 01.8308°E / 48.6444; 01.8308
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Rambouillet
Intercommunality Plaines et Forêts d'Yveline
  Mayor (20142020) Marc Robert
Area1 35.19 km2 (13.59 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 26,454
  Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78517 / 78120
Elevation 142–177 m (466–581 ft)
(avg. 142 m or 466 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.

Rambouillet (IPA: [ʁɑ̃bujɛ]) is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located on the outskirts of Paris, 44.3 km (27.5 mi) southwest from the centre. Rambouillet is a sub-prefecture of the department.

Rambouillet lies on the edge of the vast Forest of Rambouillet (Forêt de Rambouillet or Forêt de l'Yveline), and is famous for its historical castle, the Château de Rambouillet, which hosted several international summits. Due to its proximity to Paris and Versailles, Rambouillet has long been an occasional seat of government.


Rambouillet is served by the SNCF Rambouillet railway station on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line to Chartres.


The church in Rambouillet


who were born in Rambouillet
who lived in Rambouillet
who died in Rambouillet


Schools in the commune include:

Private schools include:


International relations

Twin towns — sister cities

Rambouillet is twinned with:

See also


  1. G. Lenotre, Le château de Rambouillet : six siècles d'histoire, Éditions Calmann-Lévy, collection « Châteaux : décors de l'histoire », Paris, 1930.
  2. "DEUX SIÈCLES D'HISTOIRE A LA BERGERIE NATIONALE" (in French). Archived from the original on 2002-12-09.
  3. "Centre des monuments nationaux". Chaumiere-laiterie-rambouillet.monuments-nationaux.fr. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  4. "Le musée Rambolitrain" (in French). Ramboliweb.com. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  5. "Mairie de Rambouillet - Musée Rambolitrain : informations générales" (in French). Rambouillet.fr. Retrieved 2015-07-17.
  6. Archived July 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  7. Françoise Winieska, Août 1944, la Libération de Rambouillet, France, Société Historique et Archéologique de Rambouillet et de l'Yveline (SHARY), Rambouillet, 1999, ISBN 2-9514047-0-0, English version by author under the title August 1944, the Liberation of Rambouillet, France, published by SHARY under same cover, ISBN 2-9514047-0-0.
  8. "Les écoles maternelles." Rambouillet. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  9. "Les écoles élémentaires." Rambouillet. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  10. 1 2 3 "Les Collèges à Rambouillet." Rambouillet. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  11. 1 2 "Les Lycées à Rambouillet." Rambouillet. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  12. 1 2 "Les écoles privées." Rambouillet. Retrieved on September 4, 2016.
  13. Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias. "List of Spanish local corporations twinned with Europe" (PDF). Retrieved November 22, 2014.
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