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Chateau of Rambouillet, Rambouillet

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A modified 14th-century stronghold at the heart of the Rambouillet forest, Chateau of Rambouillet is a royal residence with beautiful interiors and exteriors. François I, the Count of Toulouse, the Duke of Penthièvre, Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette, Napoleon I, and many others have visited. In 1883, the site then became the official residence of the presidents of the French Republic. Stop at the Queen's Dairy, a small sandstone building in the form of a Neoclassical temple. Look for the artificial cave with outer foliage, a marble sculpture of Julien, a nymph, and the goat Amalthée. In the English garden, visit the cottage built by the Duke of Penthièvre for the Princess de Lamballe. Its unusual decoration is made from shells, chips of marble, and mother of pearl. A small toilet cubicle with painted wooden paneling is adjacent to the great hall. To visit Chateau of Rambouillet and other attractions in Rambouillet, use our Rambouillet itinerary planner.
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  • Unfortunately the chateau was undergoing necessary restoration on our visit, so most of the external views of the architecture were covered up. However, I should imagine its beautiful. The chateau is ...  more »
  • The castle was under construction when we visited, but the gardens are beautiful. You can rent a boat for a ride on the lake or you can rent a bike/ kart to visit the garden  more »
  • The Chateau was under renovation when we visited buy the gardens were lovely. Nice place to spend half a day. The town has a charm of its own  more »
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  • Could not enter inside the Chateau as it was closed for renovation.
  • It's Maine place to visit, many activists, horses Ride , picnic, walk , Hunt by Agancy, historical monument.
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  • Place wonderful, peaceful, full of history, the Park is big enough to be able to do several different courses without having to end up going in circles, you can often see deer, if you're lucky you'll see also. Visit I recommend it.
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  • a green lung in the city. Great walks around the Castle. Beautiful species of trees. Not to be missed. Now the castle is undergoing restoration.
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