Château de Rambouillet Château de Rambouillet

Château de Rambouillet

Until 9 December 2023
The Imperial Apartment is closed
Imperial flat closed for restoration until 9 December 2023

Castle of Rambouillet

Castle of Rambouillet

A journey through time in the footsteps of illustrious characters from history
The beauty of the scenery
The green setting of the gardens and the park


What to expect

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.

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.


1 October to 31 March: 10am - 12pm / 1.30pm - 5pm
From 1st April to 30th September: 10am - 12pm / 1.30pm - 6pm

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


Customer Reviews

5/51 review

Ghislaine L.
August 14th 2023

Agréable visite du château commentée par un guide enthousiaste
Seul bémol aucune information concernant les temps de parcours entre le château et la laiterie
Nous avons appris qu’il était possible de s’y rendre en voiture seulement arrivés en chemin
Aucun panneau indiquant qu’il était possible de louer une voiturette électrique à l’entrée principale
Aucun dépliant et plan mis à disposition des visiteurs
Un panneau indique les heures des visites du château dès l’entrée mais il n’est pas mis à jour : nous avons appris à nos dépens que la visite de 15 heures était annulée et nous avons dû attendre l’heure suivante



78120 Rambouillet

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