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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
+33 1 34 83 00 25
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Bongo1956
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank andrezstar
Reviewed 18 April 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

Thank tintinmitchell
Reviewed 11 April 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
Reviewed 27 September 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

Thank DJGokarn
Reviewed 7 June 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.

2  Thank Crackers H
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I you are in Rambouillet don't miss this castle. The guided visit is interesting. Moreover there are some unexpected modern furnitures in the guests rooms. The garden in summer is quiet and nicely decorated with flowers.

Thank anneV1039KU
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Well worth visiting the Chateau of Rambouillet if only for the grounds! The lake and the walks are beautiful. You will see the obligatory ducks but then you will see elegant herons in quiet locations.

Thank SueG1950
Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

Although at time of our visit in January 2016 the Palace was closed for refurbishment, we still enjoyed excellent park. One can walk there for hours and enjoy silence and tranquility. Take some bread with you to feed numerous ducks and swans. Exit the Chateau...More

Thank Eugene S
Reviewed 1 December 2015

While it is a treat for fans of history, the gardens are well-maintained and worth walking in! Opens early enough to allow visitors a quick view of the grounds before taking trains into Paris.

Thank BohemianRhapsody30
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