The Vallée-aux-Loups Park
Less than one hour from Paris, the royal estate of La Vallée-aux-Loups (The Wolves Valley park) is an ideal place for a romantic walk in this park designed by Chateaubriand. It's equally an occasion to discover the house where he lived at the beginning of the 19th century.
How do I get to Vallées-aux-Loups?
Address87 Rue de Chateaubriand
A little history
Chateaubriand wrote the following about the trees in the Vallée-aux-Loups park: "I know them by all their names, like my children: they are my family, I have no other." Between the prairie, woods, and the romantic park, visitors to the Vallée-aux-Loups Departmental Park in Châtenay-Malabry can walk through this environment so loved by the writer, who planted his own species here. In the park, visitors can walk in the footsteps of one of the greatest names in literature, including the Tower of Veleda where Chateaubriand had his office, the arboretum, and his house, where the author of the "Memoirs from Beyond the Tomb" lived from 1807 on. Visitors are free to walk through the house on self-guided or guided tours, to discover the setting where Chateaubriand lived. See the dining room, the blue salon, the winter garden, the Turkish antechamber, the bedrooms, and the library.
An emblematic place in Chateaubriand's memoirs, the Vallée-aux-Loups Park is also listed as a "Remarkable Garden". During a stroll through this park, visitors will discover the travel memoirs of this writer in their natural version: cedars from Lebanon, bald cypresses from Louisiana, plane trees from Greece, and more.