The most beautiful villages in the Yvelines, 6 must-see nuggets

Published by La Rédac · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on April 23th, 2024 at 01:57 p.m.
Looking for charming villages close to Paris? If so, the Yvelines is the place for you. Among the gems of Ile-de-France, we invite you to discover the picturesque places in Yvelines that we've enjoyed discovering and that we'd like to introduce to you.

When we think of the Yvelines, we often think of the Rambouillet forest. But this département has much more to offer. We've taken you on a tour of the department's most beautiful villages to reveal its treasures. The Yvelines is an invitation to get lost in picturesque villages, stroll through cobbled streets and meet passionate local producers.

To the west of Paris, where the vast Beauce gives way to the verdant valleys of neighboring Normandy, the Yvelines département features flat plateaus punctuated by small hills and crossed by a dense network of rivers that join the Seine. With its rich rural past, this region boasts an exceptional heritage, illustrated by its castles, churches, vast farms, washhouses,fountains, crosses and other jewels.

These villages, true hidden treasures, reveal an unsuspected wealth. Artists' villages, villages in bloom, places steeped in history- it's all there for a rewarding discovery. Why not take a look at our discoveries?

Must-see villages in the Yvelines:

Village de Medan dans les Yvelines -  château de Medan - glycineVillage de Medan dans les Yvelines -  château de Medan - glycineVillage de Medan dans les Yvelines -  château de Medan - glycineVillage de Medan dans les Yvelines -  château de Medan - glycine The charming village of Médan in the Yvelines, its castle and its treasures
Nestled in a loop of the Seine just 30 minutes from Paris, the village of Médan offers a wonderful escape into time and history. Once the property of the Abbey of Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the Middle Ages, it now boasts a number of cultural treasures, including its famous 16th-century château and the home of the illustrious Émile Zola. We take you on a voyage of discovery. [Read more]

Montfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des YvelinesMontfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des YvelinesMontfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des YvelinesMontfort l'Amaury : le charmant village, trésor médiéval des Yvelines Montfort l'Amaury: the charming village, a medieval treasure in Yvelines
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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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]

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]

La promenade des petits ponts dans la vallée de Chevreuse -  A7C3883La promenade des petits ponts dans la vallée de Chevreuse -  A7C3883La promenade des petits ponts dans la vallée de Chevreuse -  A7C3883La promenade des petits ponts dans la vallée de Chevreuse -  A7C3883 Discovery of Chevreuse: the Little Venice of the Yvelines and its Little Bridges Stroll
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]

Houdan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les YvelinesHoudan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les YvelinesHoudan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les YvelinesHoudan, ville médiévale et balade historique dans les Yvelines Houdan, medieval city and historic stroll in Yvelines
Leave Paris for a bit to go to Yvelines and discover the medieval city of Houdan and its medieval remnants surprisingly well-kept, between dungeon, ramparts and old inns. [Read more]

Bring your curiosity, your camera and your desire to explore. These Yvelines villages are gems at your fingertips, just waiting to be discovered. Between history, architecture and nature, we guarantee you an escapade rich in discoveries. So, are you ready to explore the most beautiful sites in Yvelines?

Le Château de Monte-Cristo, l'ancienne demeure d'Alexandre Dumas Le Château de Monte-Cristo, l'ancienne demeure d'Alexandre Dumas Le Château de Monte-Cristo, l'ancienne demeure d'Alexandre Dumas Le Château de Monte-Cristo, l'ancienne demeure d'Alexandre Dumas What to do in Yvelines? Heritage, places and activities to discover
Want to get to know Paris Region better? This time, we're taking you on a trip to the Yvelines to discover its heritage, places to visit, must-do activities and the best deals of the moment. From castles to walks and good addresses, here's what's waiting for you in the 78. [Read more]

Grand Contrôle, le restaurant étoilé des Airelles Château de Versailles - déjeuner -  A7C9147Grand Contrôle, le restaurant étoilé des Airelles Château de Versailles - déjeuner -  A7C9147Grand Contrôle, le restaurant étoilé des Airelles Château de Versailles - déjeuner -  A7C9147Grand Contrôle, le restaurant étoilé des Airelles Château de Versailles - déjeuner -  A7C9147 Where to eat in Yvelines (78)? Our favorite restaurants in the department
There's no shortage of good places to eat in Yvelines! Would you like to discover the great restaurants waiting for you in this Île-de-France department? Here are our favorites in the 78 region. [Read more]

Le brunch du Réfectoire des Moines à l'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay -  A7C7044Le brunch du Réfectoire des Moines à l'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay -  A7C7044Le brunch du Réfectoire des Moines à l'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay -  A7C7044Le brunch du Réfectoire des Moines à l'Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay -  A7C7044 Brunch in Yvelines (78), our best addresses
Sunday means brunch for you! And sometimes, not just on Sundays. Whether you live in the Yvelines or you're looking for something new to do in the 78, we've put together a selection of the best places to eat in the département. Whether it's an all-you-can-eat brunch, a home-cooked brunch or a brunch in an exceptional venue, here's a selection to help you enjoy a delicious moment. [Read more]

Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0032Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0032Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0032Le Parc du Château de Plaisir (78) - photos -  A7C0032 10 outings in the Yvelines on the weekend of May 25 and 26, 2024
Looking for great ideas for the weekend of May 25 and 26, 2024 in the Yvelines? We've come up with 10 great ideas to help you make great discoveries, go out without spending too much money, take a stroll or find out what's happening in the western Paris region right now. [Read more]

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