Rambouillet is situated to the south-west of Paris in a very green area which forms part of Yvelines. Versailles is in this part of Ile-de-France and the area is characterised by vast swathes of forest; the town itself is situated on the edge of Rambouillet Forest. The major landmark of the town has to be the fairy-tale Chateau of Rambouillet, alluding to the areas importance in matters of state.