Hiking in the high Valley of Chevreuse

A beautiful hike that goes from Maincourt to Dampierre-in-Yvelines. One of the most beautiful walks in the suburbs of Paris.

Some walks may sometimes be boring and monotonous. That'll not happened with this walk, the scenery changes everytime. You'll see along the path fields, forest, a castle, an iron house (!) and some fountains. It's really the perfect walk near Paris, it is not very long and not too difficult.

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Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 3 h.

The parking

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The parking
The start of the walk is located in Maincourt-sur-Yvette. You can find a small parking lot at the exit of the village,

The start

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The start
To start the hike just take the first street next to the parking lot. Nothing difficult.

The path

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The path
The path runs along a field in the forest.

The House of iron

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The House of iron
The iron house was an idea to build a simple house quickly.

Beautiful view of the Castle.

Beautiful view of the Castle.
Beautiful view of the Château of Dampierre-en-Yvelines. The castle can be visited from April to September, the entrance fee : 12.5 euros.

The restaurants

The restaurants
There are many restaurants and cafes in Dampierre-en-Yvelines. Be careful it can get crowded. On the picture you see the cyclists because the Chevreuse Valley with its many small hilly roads attract a lot of cyclists.

The way back

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The way back
The way back is not very difficult. You see the signs indicating a hiking trail.

The high Valley of Chevreuse

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The high Valley of Chevreuse
Very beautiful landscape.

The forest

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The forest

The laundry of the source of the Fairies

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The laundry of the source of the Fairies

The rocks

The rocks

The laundry of Maincourt-sur-Yvette

The laundry of Maincourt-sur-Yvette

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