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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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  • We went on tuesday so it was closed. I thought they closed these kind of places on Mondays but I was wrong. So do not go on Tuesdays. Still it was nice from the outside and the garden was nice. 
  • We weren't sure about visiting the chateau as it has some work going on at the minute. We took the plunge and it was well worth it. Very impressive and very interesting. They supplied us with English ...  more »
  • Easy access by RER ligne A (station Maisons-Laffitte) or train from Gare st Lazare. A nice mansion of the 17th century. Nice forest close by (Forêt de St Germain) to walk. 
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  • There are special visits to the attic floors. Places are limited, reservation.
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  • Very pretty
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  • Its written history and it is MA-GNI-FI-QUE! 🏰
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  • Ongoing renovations on the front so the back photo...
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  • Not far from Paris. Top. History
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