History and activities Yerres
The name of the city originates from the local Yerres River, whose name itself is derived from the Latin word “Hedera,” meaning ivy. The town’s history can be traced back to the Gallo-Roman era, evidenced by the discovery of an ancient Roman road within the city limits. In the 15th century, the first castle was erected, signaling the city’s rise in prominence. Initially, the local economy was primarily agrarian, but from the 18th century onward, the cultivation of Rubia tinctorum, a dye plant, became an important activity. Further development occurred between 1846 and 1848, with the introduction of the city’s first railway line. The 19th and 20th centuries saw the city expand industrially and institutionally, shaping it into the modern city we know today.
Tourism and visits Yerres
The city of Yerres is rich in historical monuments and places of interest. Tourists can visit a variety of sites including the Fontaine Budé, a fountain built in the second quarter of the 19th century and registered as a historical monument on October 26, 1981. The Caillebotte Property, a 19th-century house, also received historical monument status on October 5, 1993. Additional historical landmarks include Château de la Grange, the Old Castle, and the Abbey of Notre-Dame. For nature enthusiasts, the gardens of Yerres are a must-see. Designed according to Jean-François Boursault’s irregular layout, the Buets Gardens provide a tranquil respite.
Visitors to Yerres can take advantage of our convenient transfer services to travel between attractions. We offer three categories of vehicles—collective shuttles, private cars, and luxury VIP cars—all at affordable prices. A highly trained and courteous driver will be available to assist you throughout your journey.
Transfer from the Paris airports to Yerres
The city of Yerres is strategically situated just 4 km from Villeneuve-Saint-Georges and 20 km from the heart of Paris. In terms of airport accessibility, Yerres is 9.7 km from Orly Airport, 46.1 km from Charles de Gaulle Airport, and 122 km from Paris Beauvais Airport. This excellent positioning makes the city a convenient choice for travelers looking to explore the surrounding region.