Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d’Ecouen

Château d'Écouen - 95440 Écouen

95 - Val-d'Oise

Musée national de la Renaissance - Chateau d’Ecouen, façade, Paris © Vincent Luc


We owe the construction of the Château d'Écouen to the extremely wealthy Duc Anne de Montmorency, a friend of the Kings François I and Henri II. This fine example of French Renaissance architecture was inaugurated in 1555, after only 18 years of work! Located in the heart of a large forest, well-stocked with game, it has since 1977 housed the national museum of the Renaissance. The collections include an exceptional array of decorative arts, paintings and sculpture from the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries.


View of the Plaine de France

Architectural style

  • Renaissance


  • Armes
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Céramique
  • Médailles
  • Mobilier
  • Objets d'art
  • Orfèvrerie
  • Peinture
  • Sculpture
  • Tapisseries
  • Textiles
  • Vitraux

Epoque des collections

  • Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)


A 17-hectare park extended by the Écouen state-owned forest. Free entry. Animals not allowed. Park: summer (mid-April to end of September), 8am-7pm; winter, 8am-6pm.

Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • French sign language

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Full price: €5 (reduced: €3.50).

Guided tour

Visit with talk (1 hr 30): €6.50 + admission fee (reduced price: €5/person). Themed visit (1 hr): €4.50 + admission fee (reduced price: €3.50/person). More information at +33 (0) 1 34 38 38 50

Group tour

Group visits for academics and adults. Reservation is obligatory 1 month in advance: +33 (0) 1 34 38 38 52. Groups of 10 to 30 people. Rate €4.50.


Free entry on the 1st Sunday of the month. Consult the website for all exemptions.

Free for young people and children

Under 26s

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times


Opening times

Wednesday-Monday, 9.30am-12.45pm and 2pm-5.45pm (5.15pm from 1st October); Saturday and Sunday: visit with talk (duration: 1 hr 30) at 11am and 3.30pm and themed visit (duration: 1 hour) at 2.15pm.

Exceptional opening

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

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Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d’Ecouen

Château d'Écouen
95440 Écouen
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 34 38 38 50

  • RER - Garges - Sarcelles
  • SNCF - Écouen - Ézanville
  • Bus - 269

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

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

Accessibility information

Mental disability: specialized guided tours hosted by a speaker from the national museums thanks to an adapted teaching aid (12 people maximum, reservation at least 8 days in advance).
Hearing disability: the museum offers groups three visits with talks in sign language (1 hour 30 mins), with a speaker from the national museums.
Free entry granted to disabled people.

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: 95 - Val-d'Oise

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