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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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Great side trip from Chartres

We took the train from Chartres to Maintenon to see the chateau based on a recommendation from a French friend. It's not a huge place but it is very picturesque. The train ride... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Steve O
Augusta, Georgia
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Augusta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took the train from Chartres to Maintenon to see the chateau based on a recommendation from a French friend. It's not a huge place but it is very picturesque. The train ride takes about 10 min or so from Chartres. We visited on a Sunday and found the very small train station in Maintenon to be closed on Sundays.... More 

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lincolnshire UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Its always the case when visiting a building like this that parts of it which one would crave to see were out of bounds. It is the first chateau I have visited which forbade photos inside. Every room in the building had CCTV in operation which made one feel like a criminal. (I suppose its a necessary thing these days)... More 

Thank henhome
Paris, Île-de-France, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The chateau is located in the centre of town and is perfectly preserved. The gardens are beautifully maintained and contain the ruins of the ill fated aquaduct built to carry water to feed the fountains at Versailles, 70/80 kilometres away. Occupied by Madam de Maintenon, the second (and secret) wife of Louis XIV. Become a Friend of the chateau for... More 

Thank Norman117
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Lovely place. The garden is amazing. It`s a small chateau, but it's a great place to take a walk and know more about the village.

Thank Marina M
Paris, France
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

It is really disappointing! There is nothing, only a little, maybe cute castle. People are not welcome. The exhibition is unfair, 2 rooms and something which looks like art. Every thing is expansive than à famous museum to Paris. Disappointed !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The chateau de Maintenon is one of my favourite French castles. Its relatively small scale allows you to fully enjoy the elegant decorations and tasteful interiors that have been very well maintained. Unlike at Versailles where the crowds are torturous, you will most likely be able to savour each room all on your own, an exquisite luxury. The garden has... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Important, is open in Monday, you can walk from the train station, it is a pettite chateau, very chic, nice walk throw the gardens, very peaceful, it is a palace for a lover of King Luis xiv, it have this spirit of a romantic and love place, Very different from the immense chateaus. Lovely, Not much, but in off to... More 

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Saratoga, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

My wife and I visited here late one afternoon in late May. The grounds are spectacular and very well maintained. The chateau itself is imposing but elegant and also in good repair. Unfortunately while we were there many of the rooms were being refurbished so we couldn't see them, but the ones we could see were interesting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

This chateau is utterly charming and feels like a home. One can appreciate why Madame Maintenon wished to live here instead of at Versailles where she was commanded to work. The history is interesting and the layout of the tour well thought out. The gardens are magnificent and on a sunny day would be lovely to spend more time in.

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Santander and London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015

The grounds are well maintained but not very extensive. Located in the centre of the town of Maintenon. There is no long driveway. Photographs not permitted indoors. The chateau is divided into two so one tours one area first followed by a very short walk to the second section. On our visit it was extremely quite and we had the... More 

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