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Town hall
Town hall
Coat of arms of Palaiseau
Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Essonne
Arrondissement Palaiseau
Canton Palaiseau
Intercommunality Communauté d'agglomération du Plateau de Saclay
 • Mayor (2008–2014) François Lamy
Area1 11.51 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 30,542
 • Density 2,700/km2 (6,900/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 91477 / 91120
Elevation 47–159 m (154–522 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.

Palaiseau is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from the center of Paris. Palaiseau is a sub-prefecture of the Essonne department and the seat of the Arrondissement of Palaiseau.

Inhabitants of Palaiseau are known as Palaisiens.


  • Colleges and universities 1
  • Transport 2
  • Twin towns 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Colleges and universities

ParisTech has a strong presence in Palaiseau, with three member institutes: the École Polytechnique (one of the most prestigious engineering schools in France), École nationale supérieure de techniques avancées, and Institut d'optique Graduate School which are now located in Palaiseau, on the Plateau de Saclay.


Palaiseau is served by 3 stations on Paris RER line B: Palaiseau, Palaiseau – Villebon and Lozère (this last station is the closest to École Polytechnique). The station Massy-Palaiseau (RER B, RER C and also TGV the French high-speed rail ) is located in the nearby town of Massy.

Twin towns

Palaiseau is twinned with:

See also


  • Mayors of Essonne Association (French)
  1. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Retrieved 2009-10-28. 

External links

  • Official website (French)
  • Mérimée database - Cultural heritage (French)
  • Land use (IAURIF) (English)

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