28 Properties for sale in Yvelines, Paris - Île-de-France, France
Lying to the east of Paris, much of the department of Yvelines is rural, covered by the Fôret de Rambouillet and the regional parks of Haute-Vallée de Chevreuse and Vexin-Francais. Close to the capital, the most famous attraction in the department is the vast Palace of Versailles, home to the royal court in the 17th century, and now the centre of an extremely wealthy suburb. Outside of this area, the department is peppered with many historic country houses and abbeys including the Grand and Petit Trianon, the Château de Rambouillet set in the forest and the delightful gardens at Château de Breteuil in Choisel. The department is blessed with a number of popular towns with good links to the city such as the equestrian heartland of Maisons-Laffitte and the market town of St Germain-en-Laye, making Yvelines popular with families and wealthy Parisians wishing to escape to the quieter suburbs of Paris.
Access from UK
By air: Paris benefits from two international airports: Charles de Gaulle in the north and Orly in the south
By train: Eurostar to Paris, Yvelines benefits from a wide network of Métro and SNCF stations
By road: Paris is 296km from Calais
Average annual temperature: (Paris): 8.9°C/16°C
Average annual rainfall: 637.4mm
Average annual sunshine hours: 1,661.6
The Palace of Versailles is one of the most exceptional achievements of 18th-century France and has been on UNESCO's World Heritage List for 30 years. Yvelines also boasts a number of quality museums including Musée Claude Debussy and the Château de Monte Cristo.