In the park, you can find the Queen's Dairy and the Shell Cottage.
The Queen's Dairy was created to distract Marie-Antoinette. First you can visit the small sandstone building in the form of a neoclassical temple of which the first room is the dairy itself, which has lost its Sèvres porcelain vases and bowls used for tasting. The marble table and paving date back to the 1st Empire. An artificial cave with foliage running around it decorates a marble sculpture of Julien, a nymph and the goat Amalthée (1787).
In the part of the park with the English garden, stands the cottage built by the Duke of Penthièvre for the Princess de Lamballe. Its unusual decoration is made from shells and chips of marble and mother-of-pearl. A small toilet cubicle, with painted wooden panelling, is adjacent to the great hall.
Epoque des collections
- Byzance (IVe - XVe)
- Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
- Gothique (XIIe - XVe)
- Rococo (XVIIIe)
- Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
- Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Gift shop
- Member of the Paris Museum Pass
Documentation in a foreign language
Combined ticketsTicket includes the castle, the Queen's Dairy and the Shell Cottage
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
€9 from September 2017 (reopening of the castle)
Group tourInformation and reservations for tours of the estate (chateau, dairy and cottage) and a ride around the gardens in a horse-drawn carriage. Tel: +33 (0)1 34 83 00 25 Fax: +33 (0)1 34 94 28 58 Email: email@example.com.
Free for those under 26 from countries within the European Union and primary and secondary school teachers (except temporary exhibitions).
Free for disabled visitors and an accompanying person as well as job seekers and those receiving French welfare benefits.
Free for young people and childrenUnder 18s.
January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11 and Christmas
From April 1 to September 30 : 9.50am to noon and 1.50pm to 6pm
From October 1 to March 31 : 9.50am to noon and 1.50pm to 5pm
- Easter Monday
- Ascension Day
- 8 May
- Whit Monday
- 14 July
- 15 August
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Château de Rambouillet
Domaine national de Rambouillet
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 34 83 00 25
SNCF - Rambouillet