Saint-Cyr-l'École (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃ siʁ lekɔl] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the western suburbs of Paris, France. It is located 21.4 km (13.3 mi) from the centre of Paris.

Coat of arms of Saint-Cyr-l'École
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Location of Saint-Cyr-l'École
Saint-Cyr-l'École is located in France
Location (in red) within Paris inner and outer suburbs
Saint-Cyr-l'École is located in Île-de-France (region)
Saint-Cyr-l'École (Île-de-France (region))
Coordinates: 48°48′03″N 2°03′48″E / 48.8008°N 2.0633°E / 48.8008; 2.0633Coordinates: 48°48′03″N 2°03′48″E / 48.8008°N 2.0633°E / 48.8008; 2.0633
IntercommunalityCA Versailles Grand Parc
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Sonia Brau
5.01 km2 (1.93 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2018)[1]
 • Density3,800/km2 (9,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78545 /78210
Elevation99–174 m (325–571 ft)
(avg. 158 m or 518 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It used to host the training school for officers of the French army, the École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr (ESM), which was relocated to Coëtquidan in 1945. The old buildings of the ESM are now used by the lycée militaire de Saint-Cyr (military high school of Saint-Cyr).

Inhabitants are called Saint-Cyriens (uppercase, with students or graduates from the school called saint-cyriens with lowercase).


Saint-Cyr lies in the arrondissement of Versailles, west of the Park of Versailles. It is named after St. Cyricus.


King Louis XIV of France, at the request of Madame de Maintenon, founded Maison royale de Saint-Louis, an institute for poor young ladies.[2] It later became a military hospital. Napoleon founded the military academy for infantry and cavalry officers in 1808.

The tomb of Madame de Maintenon lies in the Chapel.

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Transport in Saint CyrEdit

Stampe SV.4 training biplanes at the airfield in 1957

Saint-Cyr-l'École is served by Saint-Cyr station, which is an interchange station on Paris RER line C, on the Transilien Line U suburban rail line, and on the Transilien Line N suburban rail line.

Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole airfield is long established and lies on the edge of the commune. It is used by light aircraft flown by private pilot owners and by members of aero clubs. It is operated for public use by Aéroports de Paris.


Schools in the city include:[3]


Elementary schools:

There is one junior high school, Collège Jean Racine.

Senior high schools/sixth form colleges:

Bibliothèque Albert Camus, which opened on 14 November 2013, is the community library.[4]

Parks and recreationEdit

The Centre aquatique de St-Cyr has the swimming facilities in the town.[5]


See alsoEdit


  • Bryant, Mark (2004). "Partner, Matriarch, and Minister: Mme de Maintenon of France, Clandestine Consort, 1680-1715". In Campbell Orr, Clarissa (ed.). Queenship in Europe 1660-1815: The Role of the Consort. Cambridge University Press. pp. 77–106. ISBN 0-521-81422-7.
  1. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  2. ^ Bryant 2004, p. 83.
  3. ^ "Affaires Scolaires et Périscolaires." Saint-Cyr-l'École. Retrieved on September 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Bibliothèque Albert Camus." Saint-Cyr-l'École. Retrieved on September 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Centre aquatique de St-Cyr." Saint-Cyr-l'École. Retrieved on September 2, 2016.

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