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Address: Nr. Rue Maurice Dechy, 78120, Rambouillet, France
Phone Number: 01 34 83 00 25
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10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Over the course of time the 14th century fortified castle has been home to...

Over the course of time the 14th century fortified castle has been home to a number of illustrious personnages who gradually transformed it into a delightful residence acquired by Louis XVI. The royal estate is now a presidential residence, open to the public and used at intervals to receive heads of state invited to France. It contains some magnificent examples of interior decoration, such as the marble chambers, the rococo decorations in the “Marie-Antoinette” apartments or those used by Napoleon in neo-Pompeian style. It is surrounded by a formal garden, canals and five islands. The visit includes the castle, the Queen’s Dairy and the shell cottage. Site with the "Outstanding Garden" label. Open:> 1st April to 30th September: from 9.50 a.m. to noon and from 1.50 p.m. to 6 p.m.> 1st October to 31st March: from 9.50 a.m. to noon and from 1.50 p.m. to 5 p.m. Closed:> Tuesdays.> 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th november and 25th december. Admission fees: Adults : 7,5€; Concessions (18 to 25) = 4,50 €; Free admission: minors under 18*; Free admission: 18-25 years old* (citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France) * excluding school groups

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We walked down to the park after our visit to the excellent Model railway museum. We did not go into the chateau, which was being renovated, swathed in sheets of plastic at the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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17 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although at time of our visit in January 2016 the Palace was closed for refurbishment, we still enjoyed excellent park. One can walk there for hours and enjoy silence and tranquility. Take some bread with you to feed numerous ducks and swans. Exit the Chateau and turn left to walk in another park adjoined to Chateau. Centre of Rambouillet also... More 

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

While it is a treat for fans of history, the gardens are well-maintained and worth walking in! Opens early enough to allow visitors a quick view of the grounds before taking trains into Paris.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Park in the town centre car park but not over night as the market may well spring up around you or your car may be gone overnight! wander in and enjoy the great views of Chateaux and over lakes. Good gardens to walk in. NB Chateaux Currently being refurbished.

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Evian-les-Bains, France
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Only 2 visits by day were possible and only 2 rooms to see..we didn't visit inside it was to late at 3 o clock!!! . but the big park is nice and free :-)

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Llantwit Major, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We walked down to the park after our visit to the excellent Model railway museum. We did not go into the chateau, which was being renovated, swathed in sheets of plastic at the front, but attractive at the back. The gardens and water features are pleasant to explore, though unfortunately we could not find our way around the large lake,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The chateau, originally a privately held fortified mansion, is surrounded by one of the most famous forests in France and dates back to 1368. The forest of Rambouillet is immense with its 200 square kilometers and is located 50 km southwest of Paris. Many important events have occurred here over the years. The Chevalier King Francis I died there in... More 

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Southport, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

that's all i'm saying very weird France closes for lunch just crazy. May I ask why?! What is the thought behind such ludicrousy.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We were driving back from our morning in Chartre and stumbled upon this palace. Wish we had more time to explore the extensive gardens. Quite a nice place.

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Little Marlow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Amazing place, Great Chateau, lots of birds. Try going there when the river is frozen, Stunning views.

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Nazareth, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I lived in this town for seven months, so I'm slightly biased on what I considered "my hometown castle." I took the French tour with a friend, and though I didn't understand 100% of everything that was said, what struck me the most was the time-capsule-esque of this castle. You'll walk from room to room traveling from the reign of... More 

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