Dampierre-en-Yvelines The Essential
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.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Dampierre-en-Yvelines
Dampierre Castle
Dampierre Castle
Dampierre Castle, built of pink bricks
90 minutes
The Grounds of Dampierre-en-Yvelines
The Grounds of Dampierre-en-Yvelines
If you walk around the right-hand side
60 minutes