The Jean Racine path is a walk of 5 kms between the Madeleine Castle and the Abbey of Port-Royal in the regional natural park of the high Valley of Chevreuse.
The chemin (path) Jean Racine is a trail between two famous places : the castle of the Madeleine and the Abbey of Port-Royal.
You can have a magnificent view of the surrounding area in the castle of la Madeleine. The tour takes a few minutes and is free.
At the end of the walk you can see the vestige of the abbey of Port-Royal and discover the history of Jansenism. To summarize, Jansenism is a branch of Catholicism that no longer exists.
Today the debate on predestination of man seems a little outdated, but you can always visit the Abbey and its Museum to find out this current of thought.
The visit of the Abbey and the Museum require an admission fee except the first Sunday of the month.
You can easily park your car next to the castle. The hike starts by the road on the left of the parking lot (opposite the castle).