Welcome to Viroflay, a charming commune located in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region of north-central France. Situated in the south-western suburbs of Paris, just 14.1 km (8.8 mi) from the city center and 3 km (1.9 mi) from the Palace of Versailles, Viroflay is a perfect destination for those looking to explore the rich history and culture of France while avoiding the hustle and bustle of the city.
== History ==
Viroflay has a rich history dating back to the Roman era when it was an important stop on the road between Paris and Chartres. Over the centuries, the town has been the site of many battles and has played an important role in French history. Today, visitors can explore the town’s many historic sites, including the Saint-Eustache church and the Château des Hauts, a 19th-century mansion that once belonged to the famous French actress Sarah Bernhardt.
== Population ==
With a population of just over 16,000 people, Viroflay is a small but vibrant community. The town is known for its friendly locals and welcoming atmosphere, which makes it a popular destination for both tourists and expats.
== Gastronomy ==
If you are a foodie, then Viroflay is the perfect destination for you. The town is known for its delicious local cuisine, including the famous Viroflay Omelette, which is stuffed with spinach, ham, and gruyère cheese. Another local specialty is the Monstruous, a variety of spinach that is specific to Viroflay where it used to be cultivated. Visitors can enjoy these and other local delicacies at one of the many cafes and restaurants in town.
== Transport ==
Getting to and around Viroflay is easy thanks to its excellent transport links. The town 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 ==
If you are interested in exploring more of the Yvelines department, then be sure to check out some of the other communes in the area, including Versailles, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, and Rambouillet.
== References ==
For more information about Viroflay and the surrounding area, be sure to check out the official website of the town.
== External links ==
Official site: http://www.ville-viroflay.fr/