Rambouillet is a place in France in the department of Yvelines, which belongs to the region of Île -de -France.

Rambouillet is located 50 km south-west of Paris, on the railway line to Chartres in the forest of Rambouillet, 142 m above sea level. The city has 25,860 inhabitants ( 1 January 2011) and covers an area of ​​3,519 hectares. It lies on the River Drouette.

The main attraction is the Rambouillet (begun in 1375 ) Castle; here had both Louis XVI. and Napoleon a secondary residence. Today the castle is often used for summits and international conferences. So ( G8 today ) took place here in 1975 the first summit of six leading industrialized nations instead. 1999 met because of the Kosovo conflict, NATO officials in Rambouillet on employees of Slobodan Milosevic to negotiate a peace treaty, known as the Treaty of Rambouillet, which, however, failed and led to the declaration of war by NATO against Yugoslavia.

Current mayor is Gérard Larcher.

With the Rambolitrain the city has a miniature railway museum.


  • United Kingdom of Great Yarmouth in Norfolk ( UK), since 1956
  • Germany Kirchheim unter Teck in Baden- Württemberg ( Germany ), since 1967
  • Belgium Waterloo, Walloon Brabant (Belgium ), since 1986
  • Zafra Spain in Extremadura (Spain ), since 2005

In addition, the city is a member of the Federation of European cities Napoleon.