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Château de la Madeleine
Château de la Madeleine
Coat of arms of Chevreuse
Coat of arms
Chevreuse is located in France
Location within Île-de-France region
Chevreuse is located in Île-de-France (region)
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
Country France
Region Île-de-France
Department Yvelines
Arrondissement Rambouillet
Canton Maurepas
Intercommunality Région de Chevreuse
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Claude Genot
Area1 13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 5,809
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 78160 /78460
Elevation 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.


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.


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).


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.

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