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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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Quiet, beautiful chateau and lovely gardens

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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Palo Alto, California
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Palo Alto, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

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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Celticfemale
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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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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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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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