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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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  • The chateau was undergoing renovations in May 2017 so we didn't go inside. As you can see from the photo it's an attractive looking chateau and is worth a visit if you are staying nearby.  more »
  • There is a lot of renovation going on but still worth a visit if in the area. Very well done rooms. Lots of stairs. With a car you can eat at Creperie la Bonne Humeur.  more »
  • Honestly, nothing exciting about the Maisons-Laffitte chateau but lovely just the same. Nice place for a quick tour after a day of shopping and eating along the main thoroughfare.  more »
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  • 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.
  • On the model of the castle was inhabited by the Oscar Belle rose. 20 minutes from Paris by train. Walk to the Castle from the train station 10 minutes. Near Versailles, easily within walking distance. There are Michelin recommended restaurant and Cafe-restaurant in front of the station, walk to the Castle along the way.
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  • Too bo race
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  • A beautiful monument to see, and hats off to the Lady of educational service which makes us discover this beautiful castle...
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  • A masterpiece of François Mansart. A Castle a little asleep and forgotten tours. Do not stop at the friendly hospitality of the staff, too concerned with closing of the Fund. The architectural tour is interesting. The kitchens in the moat are superb.
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