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Chateau de Breteuil, Choisel

#6 of 64 in Historic Sites in Yvelines
Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
This charming castle, Chateau de Breteuil, is located in the Chevreuse valley and is a wonderful site to spend day exploring its historical treasures and blooming gardens. Built in the 17th century, the chateau has belonged to the Marquis de Breteuil since 1712. As you wander the halls and rooms, you can view classic pieces of furniture along with 50 waxworks from the Musée Grévin. Meanwhile, the 18th century decoration includes Gobelins tapestries, royal Swedish tableware, and paintings of French kings. The masterpiece of the chateau is the "table de Teschen", encrusted with 128 precious stones.

Outside Chateau de Breteuil, you will find a collection of French and English gardens and mazes, one of which created from 1,000 box plants. If you’re looking for a bit more history, check out the rooms exhibiting the Perrault tales, which reflect everyday life of the past. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chateau de Breteuil by using our Choisel online itinerary planner.
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  • I went for a day trip here with my daughter and friends. I couldn’t help but compare it to National Trust properties in the UK. The grounds are beautiful- and the house is also well restored, there’s....  more »
  • There's a fine line between a serious castle presentation and outright kitsch, and Breteuil Castle balances just on it! We luckily happened to visit right before a tour of the castle started, and our....  more »
  • Great chateau. Masses of items of furniture and painting on display in beautiful condition and unusual ones some of which I have shown in my photos. There are collections such as the very beautiful butterflies shown. There are tableau and fairy stories portrayed. The garden has some formal settings as well as parkland which is good to stroll around. I almost forgot look out for the goats in the moat!
  • Great place for kids and adults amazing ambiance
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