Viroflay

Viroflay is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France in north-central France. It is located in the south-western suburbs of Paris 14.1 km (8.8 mi) from the center and 3 km (1.9 mi) from the Palace of Versailles.

Viroflay
The town hall in Viroflay

Coat of arms
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Viroflay
Viroflay
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Viroflay
Viroflay (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°48′00″N 2°10′01″E
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementVersailles
CantonVersailles-2
IntercommunalityCA Versailles Grand Parc
Government
  Mayor (2014-2020) Olivier Lebrun
Area
1
3.49 km2 (1.35 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
16,321
  Density4,700/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78686 /78220
Elevation92–176 m (302–577 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

The town motto is Lux mea lex which is Latin for "Light is my law".

Toponymy

History

Gastronomy

The "Viroflay Omelette" is an omelette stuffed with spinach, ham and gruyère cheese.
The "Monstruous" is a variety of spinach, specific to Viroflay where it used to be cultivated.

Transport

Viroflay is served by Viroflay Rive Gauche station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line C and on the Transilien Paris – Montparnasse suburban rail line.

It is also served by Viroflay-Rive-Droite station on the Transilien Paris-Saint-Lazare suburban rail line and by Chaville – Vélizy station on Paris RER line C.

See also

References

  1. "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.
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