Chateau

Château de Champs-sur-Marne

31 rue de Paris - 77420 Champs-sur-Marne

77 - Seine-et-Marne

Description

Just 18 km East of Paris, at the heart of an 85 hectare park, is the Château de Champs-sur-Marne. Built in the 18th century, its illustrious occupants included the Dukes of La Vallière, the Duke of Lévis and the Marquise de Pompadour. In 1895, Louis Cahen d'Anvers, a great collector interested in the 18th century, asked the architect Destailleur to restore the chateau and called on Henri Duchêne for the park.
After 6 years of work to restore the decor and the collections, the chateau is once again open to the public this summer. The Chinese room, the smoking room, the monochrome boudoir ... each room is rich in furniture and decoration and can be discovered during a tour with the assistance of a tablet-pc.
The Château de Champs, a symbol of French elegance, set in a marvellous green environment, with harmoniously decorated rooms and collections designed by the most renowned craftsmen of the 18th century, displays an 'art de vivre', with pleasure and delight, where visitors are welcomed as special guests.
Amoung the guests, 80 film crews have discovered the exceptional decor of the chateau and its park. Among the films set here include: Swann in Love directed by Volker Schlöndorff (1984), Colonel Chabert by Yves Angelo (1994), L’Allée du Roi by Nina Companeez (1995), Ridicule by Patrice Leconte (1996), The Last Mitterrand by Robert Guédiguian (2004), Marie-Antoinette by Sofia Coppola (2006), and Jeanne Poisson, marquise de Pompadour by Robin Davis (2006).

Viewpoint

Large 900m view with ponds and flowerbeds in the French garden.

Architectural style

  • 1900

Collections

  • Beaux-Arts
  • Céramique
  • Faïences
  • Histoire
  • Manuscrits
  • Mobilier
  • Objets d'art
  • Peinture
  • Porcelaines

Epoque des collections

  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)

Garden

The park harmoniously combines two styles that are reputedly at odds: one regular, French garden, and the other, more unusual English garden. The first combines straight lines, symmetry, wide paths, gentle perspective, ponds, and sculpted boxwoods ; the second surrounds it, enriches it with groves and green cabins, where tall trees guard the meadows.
Ordered around a main north-south axis, the 900m wide perspective is punctuated by two pools whose jets of water give freshness to all: the Scylla pools and the large pool.
In the center, framed by a double row of lime trees, the embroidery draws subtle and colorful geometric shapes. Topiaries emerge from flower beds to give a vertical dimension to this horizontal composition.
On each side are the parterre of Apollo, God of arts and light,a copy of the "Apollo of the Belvedere" of the Vatican and the parterre of Diana, Goddess of hunting and nature, a copy of "Diana of Versailles "of the Louvre Museum.
The East and West flags accentuate the symmetry of the set with star-shaped groves.
Labeled Remarkable Garden

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
  • Visitor tools

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Portuguese
  • Dutch
  • Russian
  • Japanese
  • Chinese

Visitor tools

Audioguide available at an extra cost: €4.50 for one, €6 for two. €3 each for adult groups, under 18s and disabled visitors. Available in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish. Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.

Coach park

200 m from the chateau.

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

€8 / €6.50 (concessions)

Guided tour

Guided visits are regularly organised: consult the programme des visites des Monuments Nationaux at http://arc-de-triomphe.monuments-nationaux.fr/en/

Free

Under 18s (except school groups), 18-25s (from the 27 EU countries and non-European residents of French territory).
On the 1st Sunday of the month from November to March.
Disabled people and an accompanying person.
Jobseekers, upon proof of less than 6 months. Those receiving French welfare benefits.
Those holding the Pass Enseignants,.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times

Tuesday

Opening times

Castle
January: Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 12.15pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm
From February to the third week of May and from October to December, everyday (except Tuesday) from 10am to 12.15pm and from 1.30pm to 5pm
From the fourth week of May until 30 September: everyday (except Tuesday) from 10am to 12.15pm and from 1.30pm to 6pm.

Park
From October the 1st to the third week of May : 10am to 5.30pm
From the fourth week of May until September the 30th: 10am to 6.30pm


Exceptional opening

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

Voir la carte

Château de Champs-sur-Marne

31 rue de Paris
77420 Champs-sur-Marne
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 64 62 74 42
www.chateau-champs-sur-marne.fr

  • RER - Noisiel
  • Bus - 220

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • 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

You can find all you need to know about accessibility within France's national monuments on: www.handicap.monuments-nationaux.fr
You can download a brochure displaying the different tours offered to disabled visitors within the 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region by clicking on the 'Contacts par région' tab.
There are 12 national monuments in Paris and the Paris region.
Contact Nathalie Muratet
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 32 18 04
Email: handicapidf@monuments-nationaux.fr
Centre des Monuments Nationaux Pôle Île-de-France
22 avenue Victoria, 75001 Paris

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

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

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