Arpajon is a commune
Communes of the Essonne département
The following is a list of the 196 communes of the Essonne département, in France.* Communauté d'agglomération de Seine-Essonnes, created in 2003.* Communauté d'agglomération du plateau de Saclay, created in 2003....

 in the Essonne
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 department in Île-de-France
Île-de-France (région)
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 in northern France
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Seat of the canton, the commune is located 30 km (18.6 mi) south of Paris
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, accessible by the N20, and to 20 km (12.4 mi) in the north of Étampes
Étampes is a commune in the metropolitan area of Paris, France. It is located south-southwest from the center of Paris . Étampes is a sub-prefecture of the Essonne department....

. Its inhabitants are known as Arpajonnais.

Monuments and landmarks

  • Covered market of 15th century.
  • A market takes place each Friday since 13th century.
  • The Saint-Clément Church (11th century and 15th centuries). In 1782, Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat...

     installed the lightning conductor there.
  • Arpajon shelters also cinematographic studios in which many films or television broadcasts are shot.
  • Until 1720, the city was called Châtres. It took its current name following the acquisition of the commune by Louis de Sévérac, Marquis of Arpajon
    Arpajon-sur-Cère is a commune in the Cantal department in south-central France.-Population:-References:*...

     (father of Anne d'Arpajon, comtesse de Noailles). To the French Revolution
    French Revolution
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    , it bore the name of Francval.


The third weekend from September takes place with Arpajon the
Foire aux haricots (The Bean Festival), a trade event and artisanal which lasts four days. The bean celebrated here is the chevrier
Chevrier is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.-References:*...


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