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 [edit ]
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 River to the gardens of the Palace of Versailles. Population [edit ]
Historical population Year Pop. ±% 1962 2,978 — 1968 3,325 +11.7% 1975 3,313 −0.4% 1982 3,388 +2.3% 1990 4,161 +22.8% 1999 4,440 +6.7% 2008 4,461 +0.5% Personalities [edit ] Transportation [edit ]
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. See also [edit ] References [edit ]
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