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Dampierre-en-Yvelines: The architecture and history inside

Photo credit: @chateauxethistoire / Pierre Holley 
 

The iconic Chateau de Rambouillet offers plenty of surprises for visitors with its French and Anglo-Chinese gardens. In Queen Marie-Antoinette’s diary, we find a testimonial of an entire period and an art de vivre widely influenced by the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment.  At this landmark, you can find the ‘Chaumière aux Coquillages’ or Shell Cottage is one of the finest examples of décor in all of Europe. 

A little history about Dampierre-en-Yvelines: 

The famous Dampierre Castle is located in Dampierre-en-Yvelines, in the Chevreuse Valley. It was built by the architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart in the 17th century for the use of the Duke of Chevreuse. This elegant brick and stone moat has been owned by the Luynes family since 1663 and is a model of classical style.  

Designed by the famous landscape Le Nôtre, the vast park of the castle, romantic wishes, invites to walk. 

 

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