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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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  • Castle was closed for renovation, but opens its doors in september 2017. In the large, beautifully landscaped park of the Castle, we discover two hidden pearls, the dairy of the Queen and the shell House with reeds-thatch roof. The dairy was the distant forerunner of the modern tea room, specially designed for Queen Marie-Antoinette. Beautiful building, where the Queen milk products could drink with her ladies in waiting, in a marble interior, out of a porcelain tableware. There was even a peasant woman from Normandy transferred, that the cheese and dairy products could create in a farmhouse next to the laiterie. Not far from this building, a rural cottage, inside decorated from top to bottom in shells and mother of Pearl. Incredibly beautiful. This was a gift from a father to his addelijke 19) year old daughter-in-law, as a consolation for her late husband. She later became an important Lady-in-waiting to Queen Marie Antoinette. 2 visits that you really shouldn't miss. Please note: only guided tour in French, 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, tickets on sale at the Chateau. Very good guide.
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  • The castle can not be visited now, making the subject of major restoration in contrast the Park and its magnificent bodies of water are worth the visit alone you can also visit the beautiful dairy built by LOUIS XVI for Marie-Antoinette. It is a monument of classic style with a dome that recalls the Roman Pantheon with beautiful sculptures and bas-reliefs of excellent quality! The tour is interesting and is complemented by a thatched cottage with a lounge with a unique decoration made with shells. It sounds kitschy, but the quality of implementation, the beauty of the created scenery and the perfect state of conservation make an exceptional element that is also worth a visit.
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  • Beautiful place with a park with A breathtaking don't miss if you're in the neighborhood
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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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