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Chateau of Rambouillet

Nr. Rue Maurice Dechy, 78120, Rambouillet, France
+33 1 34 83 00 25
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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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Nr. Rue Maurice Dechy, 78120, Rambouillet, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were looking for a side venture traveling back to Paris from Chartres. This lovely chateau is close to A11 and doesn’t take long to tour (20-30 minutes). It was included in our Museum Pass so we were getting added value. The gardens are lovely...More

Thank Honor H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived after lunch just in time for a guided tour of la Laiterie de la reine et la Chaumière aux coquillages. The laiterie, a gift of King Louis XVI to his wife, Marie-Antoinette, is a two-room marble structure in which she could invite friends...More

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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Paid €9 each to walk around a few empty rooms. Worse still, the rooms with contents had really horrific “art” that was so out of touch with the feel of the building. Honestly, keep driving and go the Chartres or something.

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Reviewed February 6, 2018

Well--we tried to get to this chateau twice and failed both times. Their website is terrible and has little information about what you'll see or practical information. The first time we arrived they were closed. The second time we arrived they were open but denied...More

Thank SJ L
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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

If in Paris, have an enchanting break visiting the very extensive grounds of the Chateau de Rambouillet, 30 miles south with an easy access by train or car. There are several amazing follies scattered throughout the park and you can admire the jardin à la...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017

Lovely place, totally recommend to visit the castle and then wander around the lovely parc which is open most of the time. Gotta say the grass is just great and there's many lakes and fountains... Recommend it for a sunny day tho.

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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately the chateau was undergoing necessary restoration on our visit, so most of the external views of the architecture were covered up. However, I should imagine its beautiful. The chateau is situated​ at the end of the main street, just off the town square, in...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

The castle was under construction when we visited, but the gardens are beautiful. You can rent a boat for a ride on the lake or you can rent a bike/ kart to visit the garden

1  Thank Loredana M
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Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

The Chateau was under renovation when we visited buy the gardens were lovely. Nice place to spend half a day. The town has a charm of its own

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Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

The Chateau is correctly under repair and not open to the public. However the grounds are open and if you are in Rambouillet, they are definitely worth having a walk around.

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