This French Town Will Host the 2018 Ryder Cup

May 4, 2017
Ryder Cup

Paris, of course, will draw most of the attention for spectators/tourists at the Ryder Cup 2018 matches in France. After all, the City of Lights is only 20 miles from Le Golf National.

The closest town to the matches is Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, an innovative, planned community created forty years ago.

Here are some interesting facts about Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines:

–The urban community of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines encompasses different towns/communities: Coignières Élancourt, Guyancourt, The Canopy Les Clayes-sous-Bois, Magny-les-Hameaux, Maurepas, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, Trappes Pleasure, Villepreux and Voisins-le-Bretonneux.

–The town’s squares, parks and streets are home to 80 public works of art by internationally renowned artists. Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is brimming with art and culture. It has been awarded the Ministry of Culture’s prestigious accolade of “City of Art and History”.

–Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is located just 7 1/2 miles from the Palace of Versailles, the opulent royal chateau that served as the seat of power in the Kingdom of France from 1682 to 1789.

–The top museums in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines include City Museum, National Museum of Port-Royal-des-Champs and Templar Villedieu. The City Museum offers a variety of themed tours.

–Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines is home to an Olympics quality, 5,000-seat Velodrome bicycling track and France’s first covered BMX stadium.

–The vacation island of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, located in Trappes Pleasure, has a large lake for sailing, canoeing and fishing. Nearby are hiking trails, an adventure course and petting zoo.

–According to TripAdvisor, some of the top fine dining restaurants in the area are La Ferme de Voisins, La Bella Epoque and La Table du 11.