Domaine Départemental de Montauger

Just a few kilometres from Évry and Corbeil-Essonnes, nature lovers can visit a protected area to raise their awareness of environmental issues.

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Sandwiched between the urban areas in the north of the department and the rural areas of the south, the Domaine de Montauger is the “gateway” to the lower-valley marshlands of Essonne and the Juine. Spanning the towns of Lisses and Villabé, this estate is home to the Maison Départementale de l’Environnement, which stages varied events all year round (explorations of nature, exhibitions, workshops, naturalist courses, talks, etc.) on the topics of biodiversity, ecocitizenship, and sustainable and responsible development.

Fun and informative scientific exhibitions are held in the halls of the château. For keen ornithologists, two bird observatories are available in the heart of the wetland area.

You are free to roam the entirety of the 15 ha grounds, exploring the meadows, orchards and marshlands. In the shade of towering trees, revel in the varied scenery and ecological heritage of this tranquil, secluded park. Every kind of landscape the department has to offer can be found here, with a rich natural mosaic of orchards, lakes, marshes, hills, ponds and streams to be admired as you stroll…

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RD 153
91090 Lisses

    Days and opening hours

    All year round, daily between 9 am and 7 pm. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th. May, June, September, October: Park - Wednesday to Sunday from 9h to 18h House of the environment - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 13h to 18h
    July, August: Park - Wednesday to Sunday from 9h to 19h House of the environment - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 13h to 19h
    November to April: Park - Wednesday to Sunday from 9h to 17h House of the environment - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 13h to 17h
    Closed on holidays as well as the first 7 and last 7 days of the year.


    • Free


    • Car park
    • Free car park
    • Coach parking
    • Public WC
    • Film room
    • Sustainable development
    • Waste management
    • Picnic area
    • Meeting room
    • Entertainments room


    • Pets welcome
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Tourist brochures
    • Tour free of charge
    • Guided tours


    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Botanic trail
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment


    Spoken languages

    • French

    Guided tour languages

    • French

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
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    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance

    RD 153
    91090 Lisses

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