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Chateau de Maintenon

2 Place Aristide Briand, 28130 Maintenon, France
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Maintenon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Cultural
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Type: Castles, Cultural

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This lovely chateau is in a beautiful park and as you look down the parterre you see the amazing aqueduct in the distance. It's not huge but beautifully maintained and there is an intereseting history to it. The grounds have recently been replanted and are a picture. When we were there it was fairly quiet so very peaceful. Right next... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Only 55 minutes by train from Paris' Gare Montparnasse you will arrive at the small town of Maintenon. Cross the small square in front of the station and you will see a sign 'Chateau', continue along that road for about 20 minutes and you will reach the middle of the town. There you will see another sign 'Chateau' and not... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We decided to visit Maintenon after reading Ina Caro's book. It is a beautiful chateau. The grounds are lovely, and the aqueduct and the history added to the visit. Our visit was an enjoyable side trip from Chartres. It was not crowded.

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218 reviews 218 reviews
66 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This place was great and while I'm doubting I'll be in the area again, i'd go back if I was nearby. It's a bit off of the beaten path in France from the main tourist attractions, but this place had great grounds and a lot of character, and it's not crowded at all.

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Orlando, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Wel kept and beautiful gardens if you are in Paris take the train and stop by, not many People around so is nice to visited !

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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This is a comparatively small chateau, with huge amount of art work. The grounds are gorgeous, with a moat, lots of blue sage and a viaduct. It would be great to be able to buy a book or DVD in English. but there weren't any

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

Easy day trip from Paris by approximately hourly train service from Gare Montparnasse. Pleasant 10 minute walk through village from station to chateau. Can easily be combined with visit to Chartres, since they are on the same rail line and there are frequent trains between the two communities. Chateau is a jewel with a fascinating history, apartments are beautifully furnished,... More 

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New York
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48 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Visiting this small chateau requires that you park your car in the small municipal lot in front of the entrance. That requires a local parking card that can be purchased in the nearby shops. Instead of doing that, just go into the chateau entrance and ask for one. They will provide one free (return it when you leave). The chateau... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to this chateau despite getting locked inside (I was the first visitor and they had forgotten to unlock the wooden exit doors so I was trapped between them and the automatic glass doors - luckily I was able to get back into the building and call for help from the balcony!) I had wanted to see... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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62 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The castle is nice but small. The visit is not long and our children stayed interested. In the castle the portrait gallery is great. A family history of a thousand years and resemblance between family members that are great grand mothers. The garden is nice with a spectacular view to the aqueduct. Apparently 30000 men died trying to build it.... More 

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