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Les Mesnuls

Les Mesnuls

Chateau of Mesnuls
Les Mesnuls
Les Mesnuls

Coordinates: 48°45′25″N 1°50′20″E / 48.7569°N 1.8389°E / 48.7569; 1.8389Coordinates: 48°45′25″N 1°50′20″E / 48.7569°N 1.8389°E / 48.7569; 1.8389

Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Montfort-l'Amaury
Government
 • Mayor (2001–08) Marc Lautour
Area
 • Land1 6.49 km2 (2.51 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 897
 • Population2 density 140/km2 (360/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 78398 / 78490
Elevation 93–184 m (305–604 ft)
(avg. 112 m or 367 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.

Les Mesnuls 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 16 km (9.9 mi) north of Rambouillet, in the canton of Montfort l'Amaury.

History

The place was called Ménil until the 13th century, before becoming Les Mesnils, then Les Mesnuls. The name derives from Latin mansionile, meaning a small mansio, or dwelling

Sites of interest

  • Église Saint-Éloi, 15th century.
  • The Château des Mesnuls : the first elements (entrance gate, moat) were built during 16th century, and the main body dates from 1731. Protected since 1945, it is classified as monument historique since 1975.
  • Chapelle Notre-Dame du Chêne on the road to Montfort-l'Amaury, built around 1825.
  • Communal laundry house in rue du Moulin, 19th century.

See also

References

  • INSEE
  • Monique Bardy. La grande histoire des Yvelines, éditions Édijac, Pontoise 1989, ISBN 2-904625-25-6
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