Chateau de Maintenon, Maintenon

Discover the 17th century apartments of Madame de Maintenon and the lavish rooms of the Sun King Louis XIV at Chateau de Maintenon. The main architectural features include the 13th-century keep, the bridge across the moat, and the corps de logis flanked by two round towers. Stroll to the far end of the formal French gardens to view the Vauban aqueduct built in 1685 to supply the fountains at the Palace of Versailles. The haphazard and varied heights of the towers, spires, and steeples create an emblematic character reminiscent of an old town or abbey. Plan a Maintenon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
Create an itinerary including Chateau de Maintenon
map
Chateau de Maintenon Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
486 reviews
Google
4.5
TripAdvisor
  • Enjoyed this cute little castle and its history so visited again the next year. The building is obviously old and in need of repair, which I believe is happening now. The gArden and views from the cas...  more »
  • It so happened that this castle was the first in our little journey through France. We arrived there right from Paris on the way to Chartres and the first paragraph of our trip, we did not disappoint, rather a contrast-shaken and overwhelmed. You can slowly work around the Castle, and at the end of the Park to look at the old aqueduct. At the entrance is given a guide where the designated route, from whom you will receive the most complete view of the Castle and the Park. Highly recommend before visiting to read history, will be much more interesting.
    View original
  • It was great excellent adventure with volunteers on a trip in the 17th and 18th century that happiness
    View original
Google
  • If you want to learn more about Louis 14 than just Versailles this is the place to see. Beautiful outsides with a French garden and fun animations along the year.
  • One of my favourite historical sites in the area. The house itself may not have much to show, but the view from the garden is simply perfect out over the water.
  • This is a beautiful castle, a smaller scaled castle than the big name ones which makes the visit very intimate....
  • Amazing place you can visit everywhere. My favorite spot the garden lovely. We went on Sunday they had a small tent inside selling crepes for 1euro really good, outdoor music. It was really nice spend a day there ... I will like to go back in summer .
  • Beautiful grounds very interesting interior

Plan your trip to Maintenon

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Maintenon

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Eure-et-Loir by other users

1 day in Illiers-Combray BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in London & Illiers-Combray BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Anet BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, kids, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Illiers-Combray & Chartres BY A USER FROM ITALY May, culture, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Maintenon BY A USER FROM FRANCE January, kids, popular PREFERENCES: January, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Maintenon BY A USER FROM FRANCE February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Chateaudun BY A USER FROM FRANCE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Dreux BY A USER FROM FRANCE October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Dreux BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, teens, popular PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Nogent-le-Rotrou BY A USER FROM SERBIA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Dreux & Dieppe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Illiers-Combray BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans