Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Natural Park

Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Natural Park (French: Parc naturel régional de la haute vallée de Chevreuse) is a protected area in the Île-de-France region of northern France. It is a verdant rural area outside Paris, designated as a regional natural park because it contains a wide variety of unique historical sites.

Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Natural Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Château de la Madeleine vu depuis Chevreuse.jpg
LocationÎle-de-France, Yvelines
Essonne, France
Coordinates48°39′40″N 1°57′50″E / 48.661°N 1.964°E / 48.661; 1.964Coordinates: 48°39′40″N 1°57′50″E / 48.661°N 1.964°E / 48.661; 1.964[1]
Area256 km2 (99 sq mi)
Governing bodyFédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France


The parkland spans two departments, Yvelines and Essonne, and connects fifty-one separate communes along the Chevreuse valley of the river Yvette. The park's main office is located in Chevreuse in a medieval fortress, the Château de la Madeleine.[2]

The land was officially designated as a parc naturel régional (PNR) in 1985, with a total area of 25,600 hectares (63,000 acres).[3]

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  1. ^ "Haute Vallée De Chevreuse Regional Nature Park". protectedplanet.net.
  2. ^ Chemin Jean Racine, Château de la Madeleine. "Culture et Patrimoine: Chevreuse". Parc-naturel-chevreuse.fr (in French). Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Nature Park. Retrieved 20 December 2011.
  3. ^ IUCN Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas (November 1990). 1990 United Nations list of national parks and protected areas. IUCN. p. 89. ISBN 978-2-8317-0032-8. Retrieved 20 December 2011.

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