Walks and discoveries in the Vallée de Chevreuse, 15 must-see treasures

Published by My de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on November 14th, 2023 at 02:11 p.m.
Located between Versailles and Rambouillet, the Vallée de Chevreuse has many natural and cultural treasures to discover. There's a remarkable heritage of beautiful monuments, wonders for strolling and going green, and even a rich culinary heritage. Discover 15 must-see nuggets.

The Vallée de Chevreuse, located in the Yvelines department, is an unspoilt area on the outskirts of Paris. It is one of the most remarkable rural and forested areas in the Ile-de-France region. Created in 1985, the Parc naturel régional de la Haute Vallée de Chevreuse aims to preserve the heritage of the Vallée de Chevreuse. Here, you'll discover a rich cultural heritage, as well as natural wonders just as beautiful!

The Vallée de Chevreuse boasts a rich diversity of landscapes. Between arable plateaus and "confidential valleys", 90% of the territory is made up of forests, natural areas and agricultural plateaus. Here, you can enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities, including hiking on almost 300km of signposted trails, renting electric bikes to tackle the valley's rugged terrain, discovering the trails on horseback at equestrian centers, visiting several ponds and nature reserves, and discovering numerous farms.

The Vallée de Chevreuse is also rich in history. The Château de la Madeleine is a fortress that has dominated the village for over 1000 years. You can also visit theAbbaye des Vaux de Cernay (currently under renovation until spring 2024) and the Petit Moulin de Cernay.

Treasures to discover:

Le Brunch animé du Château de Méridon -  A7C0559Le Brunch animé du Château de Méridon -  A7C0559Le Brunch animé du Château de Méridon -  A7C0559Le Brunch animé du Château de Méridon -  A7C0559 Château de Méridon in the Vallée de Chevreuse: a new showcase for gastronomic events
Château de Méridon, the jewel in the crown of the Vallée de Chevreuse in the Yvelines, is reinventing itself. After major renovation work, a new direction focused on experiences awaits us. So, in addition to weddings and other private events, the Château is launching star-studded dinners and brunches for you to discover. [Read more]

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The Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, located in Cernay-la-Ville (Yvelines), has undergone a metamorphosis. Bought out by Paris Society, it's a veritable luxury hotel with a host of assets, including no fewer than 4 restaurants and 2 bars. We take you on a voyage of discovery. [Read more]

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How about exploring the Sentier des maréchaux in the Vallée de Chevreuse? Just an hour from Paris, we're off on an educational walk through the Rambouillet forest, where nature and history meet. [Read more]

Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  - IMG 0845Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  - IMG 0845Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  - IMG 0845Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  - IMG 0845 The charming Village of Dampierre en Yvelines and its treasures to discover
Dampierre en Yvelines, nestled in the heart of two valleys, reveals its charms with its majestic castle, picturesque hamlets and rich heritage. This village is a must-see for history and nature lovers. We reveal its treasures for you to discover. [Read more]

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Rochefort-en-Yvelines, a charming medieval village in the south of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Nature Park, invites you to explore its rich history. If you're a lover of heritage and discovery walks, we invite you to join us in strolling the cobbled streets and discovering its feudal past. [Read more]

Janvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animationsJanvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animationsJanvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animationsJanvry, le charmant village au Parc animalier gratuit et animations Janvry, a picturesque village with a free wildlife park and events in the Chevreuse Valley
Nestled in the heart of the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse in the Regional Nature Park, Janvry in Essonne is an undiscovered nugget. With its farmland and heritage, including the Louis XIII-style château and the church of Notre Dame du Mont Carmel, this village of 600 inhabitants knows how to surprise its visitors. In fact, to everyone's surprise, it offers a free animal park and great events all year round. [Read more]

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On the edge of the Rambouillet forest, Montfort l'Amaury reveals 1000 years of history. Discover this medieval village, its historic monuments and the charm of its cobbled streets. [Read more]

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Les Jardins de Sonja, a veritable botanical Eden in Le Perray-en-Yvelines, has been delighting garden lovers since 1980. Discover these sublime hidden gardens with their multiple settings, imagined by landscape designer Sonja Gauron. [Read more]

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The Vallée de Chevreuse is home to a natural gem, the Sentier de Maincourt, a stone's throw from the Château de Dampierre. Accessible all year long by families, even with strollers and people with reduced mobility, this jewel offers a beautiful nature walk between fauna and flora, only 40 minutes from Paris. [Read more]

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Chevreuse, known as the little Venice of the Yvelines, hides a sublime stroll of the small bridges, a real green setting at only 40 minutes from Paris and accessible by RER. We embark you for an adventure with unsuspected charm. [Read more]

Domaine National de Port-Royal des Champs dans les Yvelines -  A7C3310Domaine National de Port-Royal des Champs dans les Yvelines -  A7C3310Domaine National de Port-Royal des Champs dans les Yvelines -  A7C3310Domaine National de Port-Royal des Champs dans les Yvelines -  A7C3310 Domaine National de Port-Royal des Champs: A Historical and Cultural Journey in Yvelines
We're off to discover the Domaine National de Port-Royal des Champs in Magny-les-Hameaux, Yvelines, open all year round. This historic and cultural site, which bears witness to the history of Jansenism, offers a unique visiting experience and a wonderful discovery walk. [Read more]

Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924Le Château de la Madeleine à Chevreuse  - IMG 8924 Château de la Madeleine in Chevreuse, a Medieval Treasure in Ile-de-France
Available all year round, the Château de la Madeleine in Chevreuse, a medieval jewel in the Ile-de-France region, invites you to immerse yourself in history. [Read more]

Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon - IMG 1995Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon - IMG 1995Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon - IMG 1995Maison Elsa Triolet-Aragon - IMG 1995 The Elsa Triolet-Aragon House, museum and residence of the writer couple in the heart of the Yvelines
In the heart of the Yvelines, discover the green setting that hosted the love story of the two writers Louis Aragon and Elsa Triolet, in an old water mill. Enjoy a fascinating guided tour and the quietness of the six-hectare park, conducive to daydreaming and creation. [Read more]

Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  -  A7C0152Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  -  A7C0152Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  -  A7C0152Village de Dampierre en Yvelines  -  A7C0152 The Domaine du Château de Dampierre-en-Yvelines : a historical jewel in the Vallée de Chevreuse
The Domaine du Château de Dampierre-en-Yvelines reopens its doors and awaits you from March 25 to November 5, 2023. The castle, still under construction until 2024, cannot be visited but the 90-hectare garden and its 400-hectare estate await you with a nice program. Walks, guided tours and numerous activities make this place a must for heritage and nature lovers. [Read more]

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Want to break the routine? Take a leap into the funny and poetic world of Raymond Devos, by visiting his house in Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse, near Paris. [Read more]

The Vallée de Chevreuse doesn't stop at its natural and cultural heritage! It also has a rich culinary heritage to discover. Numerous farms produce in the Vallée de Chevreuse and sell locally. You can taste and buy farm products such as home-made jams, beers brewed in the park, cheeses and dairy products, honey, bread, vegetables and fruit juices. The Vallée de Chevreuse is a real treasure trove to discover. Whether for its natural, cultural or culinary heritage, there's always something to discover. So don't hesitate, come and discover the treasures of the Vallée de Chevreuse!"

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