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Discover the 17th century apartments of Madame de Maintenon and the lavish rooms of the Sun King Louis XIV at Chateau de Maintenon. The main architectural features include the 13th-century keep, the bridge across the moat, and the corps de logis flanked by two round towers. Stroll to the far end of the formal French gardens to view the Vauban aqueduct built in 1685 to supply the fountains at the Palace of Versailles. The haphazard and varied heights of the towers, spires, and steeples create an emblematic character reminiscent of an old town or abbey. Plan a Maintenon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
Tours to Chateau de Maintenon
Versailles Guided Tour from Paris with Skip the Line Access BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $111
Duration: 4 hours
Versailles and Chartres Private Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $658
Duration: 12 hours
Chateau de Maintenon Reviews
Visite à faire de ce magnifique château , très bien entretenu Jardins sublimes. Nous sommes passés pendant les répétitions pour les fêtes de fin d'année. Un des plus beaux châteaux de la region. A fai... more »Visit to make this magnificent castle, very well maintained Sublime Gardens. We stopped by during rehearsals for the holiday season. One of the most beautiful castles in the region. Absolutely to do.
Visite très intéressante, magnifique jardin. Nous avons pu assister à certaines répétitions qui donne envie d'assister au spectacle. Visite à refaire au printemps ou en été pour profiter du jardin. more »Very interesting visit, beautiful garden. We were able to attend some rehearsals that make you want to attend the show. Visit to redo in spring or summer to enjoy the garden.
This was a beautiful little castle. The French-style gardens were amazing with their purple tulips and the aqueduct was interesting to learn about. Lots of great history to learn about here and it's only 1 hour by car/train from Paris. Highly recommended! TIP: bring a picnic lunch and sit in the quiet, shade near the aqueduct for a lazy afternoon. Also, they have weekend night guided tours (in French) with classical music and LED lights in the gardens. You have to register. Call them for more information as their site isn't very up-to-the-minute.
A very beautiful French garden and a small but charming chateau. We visited on a sunny day, which is the best. You can have a picnic in the huge lawn and open space near the garden. Bring wine, cheese and bread!
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