Ideally located in the heart of the Yvelines department, less than 30 km from Paris, the town of Plaisir has many advantages. With green, forest and agricultural areas covering more than half of its territory, this commune in the western suburbs of Paris offers a charming living environment for its 32,000 inhabitants and its many visitors.
Plaisir was built around fortified hamlets and farms and boasts a rich historical heritage. Its 17th-century chateau and its 13th-century Saint-Pierre church are listed as Historic Monuments. This dynamic town is also home to more than 1,300 companies, including world leaders such as JCDecaux, Safran, Lenôtre and the head office of Ikea France. A cultural city, it has many facilities that bring art to the greatest number.
As for sport, Plaisir has plenty to offer too! With a dynamic and bold sports policy and the many associations it supports, the town encourages the practice of sport for all. In addition to the clubs that offer a wide choice of activities, the residents of Plaisir can make the most of no less than 15 sports facilities, most of which are free and open to all.
Driven by this great energy, the town has just been awarded the “Terre de Jeux 2024” label, which officially recognises its commitment to the Olympic adventure along with its inhabitants.
In partnership with the national velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Plaisir organises and supports various cycling events, such as “Run & Bike”, “La Plaisiroise”, “La Faut pas mollir” and “Les Boucles des Yvelines” as well as its own bike festival. Cycling will soon permeate everyday life, with the town launching the deployment and interconnection of its soft mobility networks.
It is therefore with great pride that it welcomes this first stage of the legendary Race to the Sun, promising everyone a wonderful festive and convivial experience.