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Set in the Chevreuse valley, the castle of Dampierre (built for the Duc de Chevreuse, Colbert's son-in-law) is a fine example of 17th Century architecture. It was built on the remains of an old 16th Century building, with contributions from celebrated artists like Jules Hardouin-Mansart, who drew up the plans and worked on the project from 1675 to 1683. Le Nôtre, whose gardens at Versailles are such a triumph, laid out the terraces and beds in the park.

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    2 Grande-Rue F - 78720 Dampierre-en-Yvelines

    Dampierre Castle, built of pink bricks and light-coloured stones wonderfully stands out on the green forest edge. The building's facade displays great harmony and is crowned with a pediment. Its columns and its imposing staircase bestow it with elega..

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  • The Grounds Interesting

    2 Grande Rue F - 78720 Dampierre-en-Yvelines

    If you walk around the right-hand side of the castle, you come to a large ornamental pond, much appreciated by fishermen. Water is omnipresent in these vast romantic gardens: canals, fountains and waterfalls embellish this green expanse that has been..

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