At the border between the northern urban areas of the department and the rural south, it constitutes the "gateway" to the Marshes of the lower Essonne and Juine valleys. Located in the towns of Lisses and Villabé, this estate houses the Environment Departmental House which offers you, throughout the year, a wide range of activities (nature outings, exhibitions, workshops, naturalist courses, conferences, etc.) on different themes: biodiversity, eco-citizenship, sustainable and supportive development.
Workshops for school and extracurricular groups allow children to be made aware of biodiversity protection and sustainable development.
Both playful and scientific exhibitions are held in the castle's salons. For birdwatching enthusiasts, 2 observatories are available in the heart of the wetland.
You can now freely access the entire 15-hectare park, between meadows, orchards and marshes. In the shade of its large trees, this quiet and secret park will enchant you with its ecological and varied landscape heritage. The whole range of the department landscapes seems to have been gathered here: orchards, small lakes and marshes, hillsides, ponds and streams compose a rich natural mosaic to be explored along the walkways…
All year round, daily between 9 am and 7 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
May, June, September, October:
Park - Wednesday to Sunday from 9h to 18h
House of the environment - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 13h to 18h
Park - Wednesday to Sunday from 9h to 19h
House of the environment - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 13h to 19h
November to April:
Park - Wednesday to Sunday from 9h to 17h
House of the environment - Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 13h to 17h
Closed on holidays as well as the first 7 and last 7 days of the year.
Free of charge.
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request
Unguided group tours available permanently
Guided group tours on request
Picnic areaPublic WCCar parkSustainable developmentEntertainments roomFilm roomMeeting roomCoach parkingWaste managementFree car park
Educational visitsThemed tourPermanent entertainments organiserTourist brochuresTour free of chargeGuided toursPets welcome
Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance