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Chateau de Maintenon

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Address: 2 Place Aristide Briand, 28130 Maintenon, France
Phone Number: 02-37-23-00-09
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Worth the trip from Paris

We've been to several chateaux, often large with only parts of them open to the public. Here you are in a more intimate environment where you feel like you can really put... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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New York City, New York
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We've been to several chateaux, often large with only parts of them open to the public. Here you are in a more intimate environment where you feel like you can really put yourself into the spirit of living there. We did a group tour which was just excellent (but only in French). The guide told me that the audioguide is... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were returning from a holiday in the Loire Valley and had already visited many Chateaux. However we had heard about the Chateau in Maintenon and decided to make a short detour to visit it. It is right in the centre of the town ( near to Chartres) and very easy to find. The Chateau is truly beautiful with lavishly... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

How romantic is a story about a Chateau that was given by Louis XIV to his "secret" second wife, Madame de Maintenon?? Well, it's pretty darn romantic! And—this is a chateau that lends itself to a wonderful day trip just about an hour from Paris. Maintenon is accessible by train—about an hour from Paris, to be exact. We have a... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

As much as my wife and I enjoy Paris, we've learned that there is a lot to enjoy about France and the French in the country-side. Maintenon is a bare hour from Paris on a comfortable train. The walk to the chateau is now reasonably well-marked and, in nice weather, is a pleasant walk. There are nice cafés near the... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

If you want to avoid the crowds, head to Maintenon. Just 45 minutes from paris and 15 minutes from Chartres by Paris, the Chateau de Maintenon is a lovely stop. We walked from the train station. The town itself is very small, so maybe bring your picnic. The Chateau is full of interesting history and the gardens are lovely. On... More 

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Ile-de-France, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Living about a one hour drive from Maintenon, we go there with friends and family quite often. And every time we go back to this castle, we find something we missed during one of our previous visits. And I wll go back again !!!

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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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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Paris
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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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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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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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Address: 2 Place Aristide Briand, 28130 Maintenon, France
Phone Number: 02-37-23-00-09
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Centre  >  Eure-et-Loir  >  Maintenon

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