The Château de Maisons was built in the 17th century on a hill overlooking a bend in the Seine. It is the work of the king's architect François Mansart who was then at the very pinnacle of his glorious career. The majesty, symmetry and harmonious forms of this splendid château make it an architectural masterpieces of its age.
The Château de Maisons stands on the edge of Saint-Germain forest and was used as the king's residence after he had been hunting.
> Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, and Chinese.
> Free Audio-guide tour available in French, English, German, Dutch and Spanish.
2 avenue Carnot, 78 600 Maisons-Laffitte (Yvelines).
+33 (0) 1 39 62 01 49.
10am-12:30pm and 2pm-6pm from 05.16 to 09.14; 10am-12:30pm and 2pm-5pm from 09.15 to 05.15. Closed on Tuesdays, on 01.1, on 05.1, on 11.1, on 11.11 and on 12.25.
-18s and -26s (E.U citizens and residents) free
. No entry fee on the first Sunday of each month from 11.1 to 5.31 inclusive.