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.
> Accompanied tour with guide booklet (no unaccompanied tour) in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Russian.
78 120 Rambouillet (Yvelines).
+33 (0) 1 34 83 00 25.
Gare Montparnasse station « Rambouillet ».
A6, A10, A11, A12, A13 or N10 direction Chartres, exit "Rambouillet".
9:50am-12am and 1:50pm-6pm from 04.1 to 09.30 ; 9:50am-12am and 1:50pm-5pm from 10.1 to 03.31. Park
8am-7:30pm from 04.1 to 09.30; 8am-5pm from 10.1 to 03.31. 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.
Please note: guided tours only (schedules: 10am and 2pm). Obligatory booking: +33(0) 1 34 83 00 25 or email@example.com).