Essonne

The Essonne is a french river and also one of the large départements of Ile de France. It contains several former territories: the Hurepoix, the Gâtinais, a large part of the Beauce plains and small parts of the Brie.

Dourdan

 Dourdan

Dourdan is a town located in a region of Ile de France called Hurepoix. This region is broadly located between the forests of Rambouillet and Fontainebleau.

Dourdan is inhabited since...

Chamarande and Gillevoisin châteaux

 Chamarande and Gillevoisin châteaux

Chamarande is a small town located at 40km of Paris, in the former province of Hurepoix. It contains a large estate with two châteaux, owned by the departement of Essonne. The château of...

Château du Marais

 Château du Marais

This château is a curiosity nestled in the woods of Essonne, 40km away from Paris. It is a private estate and is only open on Sunday afternoons (2 to 6 pm). The château was one of the most...