Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House, Le Port-Marly
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Built in 1846 by the architect Hippolyte Durand, Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House is the country house of the writer Alexandre Dumas, père. Dumas named the chateau after one of his most successful novels: The Count of Monte Cristo. During your visit, you can see sculptures on either side of the building, and unique items decorate the interior. The writer had portraits of historic playwrights placed above each ground floor window, but pride of place goes to Dumas himself, who still greets you from above the entrance. Durand’s writing studio is also on the grounds.

The entire property is operated as a public historic museum memorializing Dumas, père. See Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House and all Le Port-Marly has to offer by arranging your trip with our Le Port-Marly itinerary planner.
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  • Discovery so far of places full of charm. The Park is beautiful with its castle of If, his way of the waterfalls, the basin to the dragon. The castle is worth the visit. The only damage is that it doesn't is not commented out by either an audio guide or by the person who is present in this place. The castle of If was built to serve as a place of writing for A D.
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  • We had the opportunity to visit when they made an Eastern evening, it was great, the Park, animations, guided tour, horse, Oriental dance show...
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  • We returned to family visit this beautiful place that is particularly well maintained and pleasant. An exhibition of sculptures in the gardens to enjoy it even more.
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  • Lovely place, but a bit expensive for what it is
  • Beautiful little castle to human size, only remains that owned Alexandre Dumas. The guided tour is exciting, however there is no time to look at the exposed elements: there is so much to say and too little time to do it. However you can walk alone in the Park, a playground for the imagination: the passages under the stones, the chateau d'if, the garden...
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  • Remains of Alexandre Dumas, the castle of Monte Cristo transports you at the time of the author through documents and engravings, as well as the architecture of the place and the garden.
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  • A pretty Castle but in comparison to which can be found rather small what in France so on castles.
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  • Very beautiful castle and work House by Alexandre Dumas. And only 40 minutes away by public transport from the Centre of Paris
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