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Étampes is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located 48.1km south-southwest from the center of Paris (as the crow flies). Étampes is a sub-prefecture of the Essonne department.Étampes, together with the neighboring communes of Morigny-Champigny and Brières-les-Scellés, form an urban area of 26,604 inhabitants (1999 census). This urban area is a "satellite city" of Paris.HistoryÉtampes existed at the beginning of the 7th century and in the early Middle Ages belonged to the crown domain. During the Middle Ages it was the scene of several councils, the most notable of which took place in 1130 and resulted in the recognition of Innocent II as the legitimate pope. In 1652, during the war of the Fronde it suffered severely at the hands of the royal troops under Turenne.GeographyÉtampes lies on the river Chalouette, a tributary of the Juine, which borders the eastern outskirts of the serene town.Inhabitants of Étampes are known as Étampois.TransportÉtampes is served by two stations on Paris RER line C: Étampes and Saint-Martin-d'Étampes.Etampes is in Essonne. Add Etampes and other France destinations to your travel plans using our France day trip planning app .
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