Chateau of Rambouillet, Rambouillet

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A modified 14th-century stronghold at the heart of the Rambouillet forest, Chateau of Rambouillet is a royal residence with beautiful interiors and exteriors. François I, the Count of Toulouse, the Duke of Penthièvre, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon I, and many others have visited. In 1883, the site then became the official residence of the presidents of the French Republic. Stop at the Queen's Dairy, a small sandstone building in the form of a Neoclassical temple. Look for the artificial cave with outer foliage, a marble sculpture of Julien, a nymph, and the goat Amalthée. In the English garden, visit the cottage built by the Duke of Penthièvre for the Princess de Lamballe. Its unusual decoration is made from shells, chips of marble, and mother of pearl. A small toilet cubicle with painted wooden paneling is adjacent to the great hall. Work out when and for how long to visit Chateau of Rambouillet and other Rambouillet attractions using our handy Rambouillet route planning website.
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  • The castle of Rambouillet is definitely worth a visit. Best to plan a half day and make the most of it, together with the beautiful park around. East to reach from Paris. The entry ticket costs 9€50.....  more »
  • Beautiful castle and surrounding gardens. You can go and spend a couple of hours there, walking, driving buggies around and enjoying the property. A place to know if you are around Rambouillet.  more »
  • Nice small town... really friendly people...worth a visit when you are around Paris.
  • The castle is quite beautiful, however at 9 euros per adult it's a bit expensive. There were only a few rooms to see. The whole visit was practically done in 15 minutes.
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