Domaine de Sceaux - Parc et musée de l'Ile-de-France

Château de Sceaux - 92330 Sceaux

92 - Hauts-de-Seine


The Musée d'Ile-de-France opened in 1973 in the middle of the Domaine de Sceaux, and displays its collections in 4 prestigious settings. The Château du Second Empire displays the museum's collections on the history of Paris from the 17th century to the middle of the 20th century. The Orangery, an art gallery built at the end of the 17th century by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, holds sculptures of the Jardins de l’Epoque by Colbert. The Aurore pavilion, a magnificent garden pavilion from the 17th century, has a cupola painted by Charles Le Brun with dawn as his inspiration. Lastly, the renovated Ecuries de Colbert offers several services: a restaurant, shop, multimedia area and temporary exhibition room. Round off your visit with a stroll around the gardens designed by Le Nôtre.

Architectural style

  • Classique
  • Louis XIV
  • Second empire
  • XIXè siècle


  • Architecture
  • Arts graphiques
  • Bibliothèque
  • Boiseries
  • Céramique
  • Dessins
  • Estampes
  • Ethnographie
  • Histoire
  • Industrie
  • Manuscrits
  • Maquettes
  • Médailles
  • Mobilier
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Sculpture
  • Tapisseries
  • Textiles

Epoque des collections

  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)


Parc de Sceaux, magnificent park designed by Le Nôtre. Open everyday from 7am, 7.30am or 8am to 5pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm, 8.30pm, 9pm or 10pm, according to the season.

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools

Visitor tools

Pavillon de l’Aurore

Educational activities

Art workshops and multimedia workshops (extra cost). Activities during school holidays. For information and bookings call +33 (0)1 41 87 29 71.


The Kiosque du château (near the chateau) - +33 (0) 6 03 03 11 73 - tearoom/ice-cream parlour open every day from 9am until closing time. Kiosque de La Grenouillère, 60 avenue du Général de Gaulle, 92160 Antony - +33 (0) 6 81 39 51 64 - – snack bar open every day from 9am until closing time.

Coach park


Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Permanent collections: €3 or €1.50 (reduced rate); temporary exhibitions: €4 or €2.50 (reduced rate). A ticket for a temporary exhibition includes access to the permanent collections.

Guided tour

Guided tour of the permanent collections every Sunday at 3pm in high season and every first Sunday of the month at 3pm in low season as well as every Monday all year round at 3pm (except some public holidays and during the annual closure in February). Guided tour of the Pavillon de l’Aurore: Sunday at 3pm, after the tour of the Château, in high season; Sunday guided tours only take place on the first Sunday of every month during low season (from 1 November to 31 March). Guided tour of the permanent collections: €5 (reduced rate: €3.50); guided tour of the Château, and the Pavillon de l’Aurore, Sundays at 3pm from the start of June: €6 (reduced rate: €4.50); guided tour of temporary exhibitions: €6 (reduced rate: €4.50).

Group tour

€1 per person for school groups.


For all on the first Sunday of every month; teachers preparing a visit (only after registration) journalists; those accompanying a group of 10 or more people; disabled visitors and an accompanying person; students; ICOM members and curators; departmental museum PASS holders; members of the Amis de la Maison de Chateaubriand or Amis du Musée de l’Ile-de-France associations or the AMJAK; former soldiers; during national events organized by the Ministry of Culture; pass holders; tour guides; those visiting as part of the ‘Mieux vivre ensemble’ project.

Free for young people and children

Under 12s (apart from guided tours for school groups).

Closing times


Exceptional closure

The Orangery is closed for works until February 2015.

Opening times

Musée de l'Île-de-France: the chateau is open from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm (6.30pm on Sunday), open through lunch at the weekend (until 5pm from November to March).
The Pavillon de l'Aurore is open from 2pm to 5.30pm on Saturday and from 2pm to 6pm on Sunday, and from 2pm to 6pm the rest of the week (until 4.30pm from November to March).

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 11 November

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Domaine de Sceaux - Parc et musée de l'Ile-de-France

Château de Sceaux
92330 Sceaux
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 41 87 29 50

  • RER - Sceaux
  • Bus - 192
  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Accessibility for disabled people

The Musée de l'Île-de-France has been awarded the ‘tourism and disability’ label for hearing disabilities. The Château, the Stables, the Orangery and the Petit Château are accessible to visitors with reduced mobility. A guide to the collections in large-print is available on request from a member of staff. Adapted guides to the collections or temporary exhibitions are available to mentally disabled visitors. Adapted multimedia workshops are also offered upon reservation. For more information contact the customer service department: +33 (0) 1 41 87 29 71 -

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability

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