Château de la Madeleine
|Intercommunality||Région de Chevreuse|
|• Mayor (2001–2008)||Claude Genot|
|Area1||13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)|
|• Density||430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|INSEE/Postal code||78160 /78460|
72–174 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.2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.
Chevreuse is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France. The writer Patrice Pluyette, winner of the 2008 Prix Amerigo Vespucci was born in Chevreuse in 1977.
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.
Chevreuse was founded in the 10th century, and celebrated its first millennium of existence in 1980. The evidence of such history can best be seen by the presence of a castle dating back to the same time (Château de la Madeleine).
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- Further information on Chevreuse can be found at : www.chevreuse.fr
- Further details about the regional park can be found at : www.parc-naturel-chevreuse.fr
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