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Palaiseau Town Hall
Palaiseau 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
Location of Palaiseau
Palaiseau is located in France
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Palaiseau is located in Île-de-France (region)
Palaiseau (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°42′52″N 2°14′45″E / 48.7145°N 2.2457°E / 48.7145; 2.2457
IntercommunalityCA Paris-Saclay
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Grégoire De Lasteyrie[1]
11.51 km2 (4.44 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2017)[2]
 • Density3,100/km2 (8,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
91477 /91120
Elevation47–159 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.

Palaiseau (French pronunciation: ​[palɛzo]) is a commune in the southern suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 16.9 km (10.5 mi) from the centre 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.


As of 2016, the primary schools in Palaiseau have 2,770 students. There are 12 public preschools (maternelles) and 10 public elementary schools.[3]

Public secondary schools:[4]

  • Junior high schools: Collège César-Franck, Collège Charles-Péguy, Collège Joseph-Bara
  • Senior high schools: Lycée professionnel Henri-Poincaré, Lycée Camille Claudel

The Institution Saint-Martin is a private school from preschool to high school.[3]

Colleges and universities

ParisTech has a strong presence in Palaiseau, with four member institutes: the École Polytechnique (one of the most prestigious engineering schools in France), École nationale de la statistique et de l'administration économique, 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


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires"., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2017". INSEE. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Les établissements scolaires maternels et élémentaires." Palaiseau. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  4. ^ "Au collège et au lycée." Palaiseau. Retrieved on September 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "List of Twin Towns in the Ruhr District" (PDF). © 2009 Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2009-10-28. External link in |publisher= (help)

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