Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Natural Park

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Coordinates: 48°39′40″N 1°57′50″E / 48.661°N 1.964°E / 48.661; 1.964
Haute Vallée de Chevreuse Regional Natural Park (Parc naturel régional de la haute vallée de Chevreuse)
Protected Area
Château de la Madeleine vu depuis Chevreuse.jpg
Country France
State Yvelines
Essonne
Region Île-de-France
Coordinates 48°39′40″N 1°57′50″E / 48.661°N 1.964°E / 48.661; 1.964 [1]
Area 256 km2 (99 sq mi)
Designated 1985
Management Fédération des parcs naturels régionaux de France
IUCN category V - Protected Landscape/Seascape
Website: www.parc-naturel-chevreuse.fr/

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.

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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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References[edit]

  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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