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. To visit Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House and get the most from your holiday in Le Port-Marly, create itinerary details personal to you using our Le Port-Marly online holiday planner .
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  • What a lovely discovery, this small castle is a marvel, as well as the "chateau d'if", workplace of this dear Alexandre Dumas, facing him. My first impression is to find myself in a fairytale, it of really a place to tell stories, not surprising that the writer was also prolific, the place is magical and fun almost. The large garden (I won't go to the Park as some say) is very nice and very well maintained. The "chateau d'if" cannot be visited, only the room (lobby) downstairs, protected by a glass window, allows us a little quick glance on a few period objects. Inside of the Castle, many documents, photos are exposed, it is very interesting. This little detour by the castle of Monte Cristo is not a waste of time really.
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  • Visited here with a group and had a guided tour in English. There is a lovely park around the house. Be careful where you park if you drive there.  more »
  • The famous book on the Earl of Montecristo inspired the writer Alexander Dumas to name after this wonderful castle and built also in fron of it another little new gothic building with inside his studi...  more »
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  • Nice place, but a bit hidden and not very cheap.
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  • Lovely place, but a bit expensive for what it is

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