Bures-sur-Yvette is a French commune, located in the Essonne département in the Île-de-France région.
is located in the Vallée de Chevreuse
on the river Yvette
, along which the RER line B
is laid. Adjacent communes are Orsay
, and Les Ulis
At the 1999 census
, the population was . The estimate for 2005 was .
Inhabitants of Bures-sur-Yvette are known as Buressois.
Bures-sur-Yvette hosts the greater part of the Orsay campus of the Paris University XI, as well as the IHÉS (Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques).