Maintenon

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Location
48°35'18"N
001°34'45"E
Country
 France
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Description

Maintenon is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 63.5 km (39.5 mi) southwest of the center of Paris. Maintenon, together with the neighbouring commune of Pierres, form an urban area of 7,131 inhabitants (1999 census).

History

Maintenon is known for its picturesque Château de Maintenon, first home to the family d’Angennes, Marquis de Maintenon, later home of Madame de Maintenon, morganatic second wife of King Louis XIV. Another tourist attraction are the ruins of the aqueduct of Maintenon, built by Louis XIV to carry water from the Eure to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles.

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People

Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon Françoise-Marie de Bourbon - youngest daughter of Madame de Montespan and Louis XIV, born here in 1677

Transportation

Maintenon is served by Maintenon station on the fast regional rail line between Paris and Le Mans via Chartres. Maintenon is connected to the Ile de France network of suburban trains which start at Rambouliet.
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