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is a commune
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in the southern suburbs of Paris
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. It is located 12.7 km (7.9 mi) from the center of Paris
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The name of Orly came from Latin Aureliacum, "the villa of Aurelius".
Paris-Orly Airport partially lies on the territory of the commune of Orly, which gave its name to the airport.
Orly is served by two stations on Paris RER line C
The RER C is one of the five lines in the RER rapid transit system serving :Paris, France. It is operated by SNCF.The line runs from the northwestern terminuses Pontoise , Versailles – Rive Gauche and Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to the southeastern terminuses Massy-Palaiseau , Dourdan-la-Forêt , ...
: Les Saules
Les Saules is a station in Paris' express suburban rail system, the RER. It serves the commune of Orly, in the Val-de-Marne department.- See also :* List of stations of the Paris RER...
and Orly – Ville.