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Château de Maintenon, Maintenon
(4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web)
Discover the 17th century apartments of Madame de Maintenon and the lavish rooms of the Sun King Louis XIV at Château 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. Arrange your visit to Château de Maintenon and discover more family-friendly attractions in Maintenon using our Maintenon itinerary builder.
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  • What discovery! Living not far of Maintenon, and is practicing golf frequently, it is thanks to my wife, in family, a Sunday evening, in family (Besides, thereon, zero points for local restaurateurs, almost all closed for the occasion, while the show hosts even when 15,000 people on 4 weekends! Long live the France who want to work), finally, spend and back to the main topic... To be honest, the visits of castles swell me deeply... watch a canopy or a fireplace in marble for two hours, with an audio-guide, get tired very quickly, but here! The dream. We began by putting you in the mood by dressing a pretty red Cape, and you wait in the chapel on Christmas colors. When comes the time of the visit, the magic happens immediately, place, candles, the music, the costumes, the actors (all volunteers). The tour is exciting, mesmerizing, a real recovery in time. We see not the time pass. Volunteer actors are a perfect correctness of game, and all enthusiasts. The costumes are beautiful. A huge congratulations to this wonderful project, hats... Only regret, the fact of not being able to warmly congratulate all participants so their work is admirable. We will return next year.
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  • Superb a true enchantment volunteers 850 spoiled us every detail gave us want to continue to move forward to want to find out more about this wonderful show thank you appointment next year
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  • An enchanted moment where it is carried out of room in room, and skits in skits by volunteer actors invested in their role. An organization, sets, lights and warnings impeccable scenes and from the beginning of the opening of the doors to the exit. I say no more to keep the magic. See family without hesitation.
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  • Not too bad a place to visit. The Chateau is in a good state of repair and the grounds are excellent. It would have got one star more if it was slightly larger or slightly cheaper.
  • Beautiful! Small music in the gardens, superb. Visit!
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  • Volunteer for the spectacle of the Castle, it's a real pleasure to go every week for rehearsals
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  • Beautiful French garden. The castle is under renovation. The Interior is a bit disappointing... Some parts are not time, as the walls of staircases that give on the 1st floor... pity...
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  • Nice ride ds garden
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