Chevreuse

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Chevreuse
Château de la Madeleine
Château de la Madeleine
Coat of arms of Chevreuse
Coat of arms
Location of Chevreuse
Chevreuse is located in France
Chevreuse
Chevreuse
Chevreuse is located in Île-de-France (region)
Chevreuse
Chevreuse
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
CountryFrance
RegionÎle-de-France
DepartmentYvelines
ArrondissementRambouillet
CantonMaurepas
IntercommunalityRégion de Chevreuse
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2008) Claude Genot
Area
1
13.42 km2 (5.18 sq mi)
Population
 (2016-01-01)[1]
5,812
 • Density430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
78160 /78460
Elevation72–174 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.

Chevreuse is a commune in the Yvelines department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.

Geography[edit]

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.

History[edit]

Chevreuse was founded in the 10th century, and celebrated its first millennium of existence in 1980.[citation needed] A castle, the Château de la Madeleine, dates back to that[which?] time period.

The writer Patrice Pluyette, winner of the 2008 Prix Amerigo Vespucci, was born in Chevreuse in 1977.

Transportation[edit]

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.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populations légales 2016". INSEE. Retrieved 25 April 2019.

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