Chateau

Château de Maisons

2 avenue Carnot - 78600 Maisons-Laffitte

78 - Yvelines

Description

A 17th century chateau, 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 large open staircase and its sculpted and restored decor, the King's apartment and his famous Cabinet des Miroirs as well as the superb decor in the Comte d'Artois' dining room.
Horse racing museum (2 permanent exhibitions in the former kitchens of the chateau).

Architectural style

  • Classique

Collections

  • Architecture
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture

Epoque des collections

  • Baroque (XVIe - XVIIe)

Garden

9 hectare park and racecourse.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Chinese

Educational activities

Workshops for school groups (architecture).

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€8 / €6.50 (concessions)

Guided tour

Conference visits are organised regularly: see the programme of visits to National Monuments at https://www.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

Group tour

From 20 people. Group bookings only: maisonslaffitte@monuments-nationaux.fr.

Free

Free for all on the first Sunday of the month from 1 November to 31 May.
Free for those under 26 from countries within the European Union as well as primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for job seekers and those on French welfare benefits.
Free for disabled visitors and their guest or helper.

Free for young people and children

Under 18s.

Closing times

Tuesday

Opening times

From 16 May to 15 September: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm.
From 16 September to 15 May: 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm (except Tuesdays)

Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Château de Maisons

2 avenue Carnot
78600 Maisons-Laffitte
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 39 62 01 49
www.chateau-maisons.fr

  • RER - Maisons-Laffitte
  • SNCF - Maisons-Laffitte
  • Bus - 262

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

-Physical disability: not accessible to visitors in wheelchairs (several steps to enter monument, uneven staircase up to first floor, no adapted toilets).

Find out all you need to know about accessibility in France's National Monuments www.handicap.monuments-nationaux.fr
You can download the brochure presenting the various tours on offer for disabled people in the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by visiting the 'Contacts par Région' tab.

Contact :
handicapidf@monuments-nationaux.fr

Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22, avenue Victoria - 75001 Paris

More details on accessibility

Chateau in the same district: 78 - Yvelines

Chateau in Paris and in the Paris Region: Chateau

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