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Saint-Yon is situated about 20 miles South of Paris on the N20 between the villages of Boissy and Breuillet.

The commune of Saint-Yon:

  • is part of a grouping of 14 communes with headquarters in Arpajon
  • is in the arrondisment (District) of Saint Chéron
  • is in the department (County) of Essonne (91),
  • is in the region of Il de France.

The Town Hall of Saint-Yon is in the rue des Cosnardières, see map. It is very old and in olden days a primary school was located in the same building. Today there is a multi-purpose hall, cafeteria and a library in the converted barn next door. The current mayor is Monsieur Touzet. He chairs a council of 15 representatives elected by the village.

The commune extends from Egly in the north to Saint Sulpice de Favières in the South. The village has some beautiful homes and gardens and a lovely view of the valley of la Juine.

The church is located at the top of the village, a pleasant walk, adjacent to the old castle. In the graveyard surrounding the church is a gravestone with the inscription "Ici gît le roi du bout dur" (Here lies the king of hard toe caps). It commemorates the inventer of the steel-capped boot. His family still live in the area. Saint-Yon Church

Saint-Yon has grown considerably over the last 40 years. In 1962 it had a population of 263. In 1999 the population was 811.

Saint-Yon has its own website which has some good pictures of Saint-Yon and a clear map showing the village and its surroundings. The village has its own newsletter called Le Petit Bavard (The Little Gossip) which tells about local events.

There is a railway station in the nearby village of Breuillet. From there trains go direct to Paris.

There are no shops in Saint-Yon but there are two restaurants: l'Atlantide a restaurant/discoteque in the Cour des Sablons and Centre Equestre des Cézardières in Rue Breux. There is a horse riding centre in the village.

Between the two villages of Boissy and Saint-Yon, at the junction of the Route de Boissy and Route de Moret there is la Madeleine This is classified as an historic monument and is the remains of an old leper rehabilitation colony. It consists of four small detached houses and a 17th century chapel. Today it is a private farm.

Our thanks go to Alain Combré for his help with the content of this page.

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