Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte, Maisons-Laffitte

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A 17th century chateau, Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte was built by François Mansart for René de Longueil, who went on to be Louis XIV's Superintendent of Finances. Its architecture is one of the best examples of French classical art. During your tour of the chateau, you will discover the impressive open staircase and its sculpted and restored décor. Also take time to see the King's apartment and his famous Cabinet des Miroirs as well as the superb decor in the Comte d'Artois' dining room.

A horse racing museum is available as well, including two permanent exhibitions in the former kitchens of the chateau. The grand central entrance vestibule of stone was originally enclosed by fine wrought iron grilles, which are today showcased at the Louvre. Chateau of Maisons-Laffitte is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Maisons-Laffitte Edition.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Superb Castle from the outside, I was a little disappointed in the Interior, there are nice pieces but it's not crazy... visit this fact very quickly... shame Castle which has potential
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  • July 29, 2017
    interesting visit, the castle is beautiful despite a somewhat sad outside first. the visit is really worth the trip.
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  • July 27, 2017
    This notice applies only to the outside, n could not enter there remained only a half hour before closing midday gardens are not maintained it is a shame
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  • May 27, 2017
    One of my favorite castles in the Paris region. I've been here several times and its always good to come back. Usually pretty quiet, no crowds. Nice to know scenes from the english series "Versailles" were filmed here. The interior of the chateau is fabulous, it looks well maintained. Next to the state rooms and apartments you van also visit the cellars with the kitchens and bathroom.
  • July 29, 2017
    But little-known Castle full of surprises. Well furnished, floors really remarkable and sublime. Possibility of visiting the attic.
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  • August 6, 2017
    A park that deserves to be better maintained, which would attract more world. The castle is okay, but nothing remarkable specificity.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Fantastic chateau, very well preserved. There is also furniture style restoration (Louis XVIII)
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  • August 26, 2017
    Warm the castle is very beautiful with very well furnished parts audio guide is very well done
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