Chateau Dampierre, Dampierre-en-Yvelines

#30 of 64 in Historic Sites in Yvelines
Castle · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
In the Vallée de Chevreuse, Chateau Dampierre is a beautiful place for you to explore history and French design of architecture and landscaping. Your experience begins on the outside. Protected behind fine-wrought iron double gates, the main block and its outbuildings, linked by balustrades, are ranged symmetrically around a dry paved and gravel paths. The park, which lost many trees in the storm of December 1999, offers a formal canal and an 18th century garden folly.

Meanwhile, the interiors are lavishly decorated and designed. The grand gallery was reconstructed for the amateur archaeologist and collector, Honoré Théodore Paul Joseph d'Albert, duc de Luynes, under the direction of antiquarian architect Félix Duban. Sculptor Pierre-Charles Simart contributed Hellenic friezes and reliefs for the project as well. Add Chateau Dampierre and other attractions to your Dampierre-en-Yvelines trip itinerary using our Dampierre-en-Yvelines travel route site.
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  • We were extremely fortunate to visit the park in a horse drawn carriage accompanied by the owner. We also chatted with his wife who spoke about her family and the history of the...  more »
  • It was wonderful several years ago, perhaps ten years ago, but now it isn't even possible to tour the grounds. As an alternative, visit the Chateau de Breteuil, perhaps 30 minutes away, but go with...  more »
  • Good place but not priority for visit
  • Beautiful Chateau...the palace of Versailles is inspired by this palace
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