Discover the Château of Rambouillet

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux - David Bordes

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. David Bordes

  • © 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

  • © Centre des monuments nationaux. Ph. Berthé

Discover the Château of Rambouillet 78120 Rambouillet fr

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

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.

Site with the "Outstanding Garden" label, it is surrounded by a formal garden, canals and five islands. 

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

Reception

Subject to modification.

Open

  • 1st April to 30th September: from 9.50 a.m. to noon and from 1.50 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 1st October to 31st March: from 9.50 a.m. to noon and from 1.50 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Closed

  • Tuesdays
  • 1st January, 1st May, 1st November, 11th november and 25th december.

Accessibility

  • Number of floors visited during the tour: 3
  • Distance between the Château and the Dairy: 1,5 km
  • Distance between the Dairy and the Cottage: 400 m

Tours

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

• Visits at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m.

• Visits at 5 p.m. (from April to September)

• Reservations:
Château, Dairy and Cottage: tel.: (33) (0)1 34 94 28 79 - fax: (33) (0)1 34 94 28 58
Duration: between 1 hr 45 min and 2 hrs

  • Prestigious visit outside standard opening hours

• Reservation required

Facilities

  • Boats
  • Tours in carriage
  • Bike rental
  • Seating available in the park
  • Lavatories
  • Parking for coaches 250 m
  • Function room rental

Rates

  • Adults (Château/Dairy/Cottage): 7,50 €
  • Concessions(Château/Dairy/Cottage): 4,50 €
  • Free admission: minors under 18*
    Free admission: 18-25 years old*(citizens of one of the 27 countries of the EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
    * excluding school groups
  • Rate for tourism professionals and groups (minimum 20 people) (Château/Dairy/Cottage): 6 €

Access

  • South West of Paris-Main road between Versailles and Chartres
  • From west of Paris: porte de Saint-Cloud, then A. 13, 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 - Fax: (33) (0)1 34 94 28 58

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Point of interest