Rendez-vous at the Château of Rambouillet

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  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

Rendez-vous at the Château of Rambouillet Château de Rambouillet 78120 Rambouillet fr

A furnished Château in which the “appartements d’Assemblée” are decorated with superb rocaille paneling

Over the course of time, this 14th century fortified castle, close to Paris, has been home to a number of illustrious people 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.

The Château de Rambouillet 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

This site has received the "Outstanding Garden" label, and it is surrounded by a formal garden, canals, and five islands. 

The visit includes the castle, the Queen’s Dairy, and the shell cottage.

Tour

  • Accompanied tour with guide booklet (no unaccompanied tour): French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian
  • Lecture tour: French

• Visits at 10 am, 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm

• Visits at 5 pm (from April to September)

• Reservations:
Château, Dairy and Cottage: Tel: +33 (0)1 34 94 28 79
Duration: between 1 hr 45 min and 2 hrs

  • Prestigious visit outside standard opening hours

• Reservation required

Access

  • South West of Paris-Main road between Versailles and Chartres
  • From west of Paris: porte de Saint-Cloud, then A13, Rouen to A12, Chartres to RN10, Rambouillet, castle
  • From South of Paris: porte d’Italie, then A6, Lyon to A10, then A11, Chartres to RN10, Rambouillet, castle

Contact

Château de Rambouillet
78120 Rambouillet
Tel: +33 (0)1 34 83 00 25
Email: rambouillet-reservation@monuments-nationaux.fr 

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