Chevreuse

Chevreuse (French pronunciation: [ʃəvʁøz] (About this soundlisten)) is a commune in the French department of Yvelines, administrative region of Île-de-France, north-central France.

Chevreuse
Château de la Madeleine
Château de la Madeleine
Coat of arms of Chevreuse
Coat of arms
Location of Chevreuse
Chevreuse is located in France
Chevreuse
Chevreuse
Chevreuse is located in Île-de-France (region)
Chevreuse
Chevreuse
Coordinates: 48°42′30″N 2°02′21″E / 48.7083°N 2.0392°E / 48.7083; 2.0392Coordinates: 48°42′30″N 2°02′21″E / 48.7083°N 2.0392°E / 48.7083; 2.0392
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementRambouillet
CantonMaurepas
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Anne Hery-Le Pallec[1]
Area
1
13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
5,647
 • Density420/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78160 /78460
Elevation72–174 m (236–571 ft)
(avg. 85 m or 279 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

GeographyEdit

 
The Yvette river at Chevreuse

Chevreuse is located south of Paris, in the middle of a regional natural park, Parc naturel régional de la haute vallée de Chevreuse. The Yvette river flows through the area, forming the fertile Vallée de Chevreuse.

HistoryEdit

Chevreuse was founded in the 10th century, and celebrated its first millennium of existence in 1980.[citation needed] Its castle, the Château de la Madeleine, dates back to the 11th century.[3]

The writer Patrice Pluyette, winner of the 2008 Prix Amerigo Vespucci, was born in Chevreuse in 1977.

TransportationEdit

Chevreuse is serviced by the Paris Metro system (RER B line) at the Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse station in the neighboring commune by the same name.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 7 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Base Mérimée: Château fort Sainte-Marie-Madeleine de Chevreuse ou de la Madeleine, Ministère français de la Culture. (in French)

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