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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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  • 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 »
  • Avoid to go without information on the State of affairs because he was hiding all and domestic tours were impossible.
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  • Pretty castle with Park Hotel, boat rental and rosalies, sales of pancakes and ice for large walks with discovery of the Dairy Queen and English park
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  • It's Maine place to visit, many activists, horses Ride , picnic, walk , Hunt by Agancy, historical monument.
  • Sublime exteriors. The Park is very beautiful. Friendly but currently work interiors
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  • The big plus of Rambouillet: the Castle and its Park, which extends into the forest! A relaxing place never crowded where it is pleasant to walk. I strongly advise to rent a small electric car for the tour of the Park, with children that's really hilarious!
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  • The castle is in rehabilitation, but he visited the Park is beautiful
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  • I love the castle when it is not in work, walking through the Park away from the tourists. A pure moment of tranquility or market...
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