Château de Rambouillet Château de Rambouillet

Château de Rambouillet The Parisian region is the home of to many monuments that are worth the detour, the Rambouillet Castle is not an exception, the castle was one of the leisure residences of Louis XVI, this place is one of these fascinating treasures to escape for a day or more.


Château de Rambouillet


What to expect

You will be able to discover a full furnished castle (don't miss the magnificent rocky woodwork of the Apartment of the Assembly), you have to take a pick as well to the French garden with canals and islands and an English garden as well.

It is in the park that you will find the two most exceptional places of the visit: the Queen's Dairy, built for Marie-Antoinette by Louis XVI, and the Shell Cottage with its majestic decoration of mother-of-pearl and shells, built at the request of the Duke of Penthièvre for the Princess of Lamballe. Buildings that will not leave you indifferent.

In the castle’s surroundings, you you’ll see the pleasant paths of the Rambouillet forest, former hunting territory of the kings, a beautiful piece of French nature that is just waiting for you to visit it.

Crédits photos : © Laurent Gueneau, © Colombe Clier, © 4vents - Centre des Monuments Nationaux

Please note

Access to the museum is free, upon presentation of proof, for: all young people under 18 years of age, residents of the European Union aged 18 to 25 years inclusive, holders of the Education Pass, job seekers, people with disabilities and their companion, ... (complete list available on the museum's website and directly on site).

As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.


April 1 to September 30

  • Castle: open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 12pm and from 1:30pm to 6pm.
  • Park: open every day from 8am to 9pm

October 1 to March 31

  • Castle: open every day except Tuesday from 10am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm.
  • Park: open every day from 10am to 5pm

Closed January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11, December 25


  • A journey back in time in the footsteps of famous people in history
  • The beauty of the scenery
  • The greenery of the gardens and park




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