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.

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  • Visit the second Sunday as part of guided tours. The speaker was passionate and exciting with many and amusing anecdotes about the truculent author of the three Musketeers! We could not enjoy all parts of collection because the time was timed... we will be back! Attention to good wedge your guided tour because it is limited to 35 participants degauss (the narrowness of the rooms does not allow to receive too many tourists). Arrived at the opening at 2:30 we have ourselves for the 3 p.m. slot. No outside groups visit. But the garden is beautiful and worth the wait. Note the detour to access the car park of the Castle (ring at the gate if it is closed).
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  • Tour the second Sunday of each month, of very good quality. But the contents of the castle is pretty poor, especially for €8 per person. The Park does not impress either (in the winter).
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  • Beautiful place with especially large lovely garden. Alexandre Dumas area more than Monte Cristo with an exhibition on his life - his work in the 'Castle' or rather large and beautiful home. On the menu: busts, genealogy, works but no interactivity. I agree with some comments that specify that come out of the frame of visit/animation is sad. I confirm, despite the beautiful weather. No access inside the chateau d'if, simply a glass door at the entrance to see his study. So to: - the garden - an animated visit or dramatised and non solo - a small activity in the region when looking for something simple, historic and accessible
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  • A beautifully restored home and writting cottage, rich with history and wonder. The garden grounds are magical and quant. I definitely recommend this destination to literary fans.
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  • Nice place, but a bit hidden and not very cheap.
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