La Madeleine Castle
Dating back for its early parts to the 11th century, the Château de La Madeleine in Chevreuse, west of Paris, offers a breathtaking view of the Yvette valley. Its donjon surrounded by ramparts and towers still well preserved plunges you into the Middle Ages**. The visit of the inner courtyard, the Guard Tower and the cellars presenting the exhibition "Vie de château" are accessible free of charge. You will discover the history of this site, which has gone through troubled times, from the Hundred Years War to the Wars of Religion, and has been home to great figures such as Jean Racine, who gave his name to the access road from the town to the castle. A play book for children is also available at the reception of the castle.
The castle now houses the Maison du Parc Naturel Régional de la Haute Vallée de Chevreuse which offers a discovery of the surrounding natural heritage.
Enough to combine a historical visit with an awareness of nature and offer a nice family outing.
Discover the La Madeleine Castle through one of the treasure hunts in the Paris Region Adventures application specially designed for families and downloadable free of charge.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 01/03 to 31⁄10 between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. Closed on Monday.
From 01/11 to 28⁄02 between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. Closed on Monday.
- Exhibition space
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours available permanently