Chateau de Rambouillet

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Château de Rambouillet
Chateau de Rambouillet

What you'll do

Welcome to Château de Rambouillet, the summer residence for the Presidents of France, located in the town of Rambouillet, 30 miles southwest of Paris

Explore Château de Rambouillet with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Take a look around this spectacular château
  • Wander freely around the grounds
  • Your pass includes many more attractions in Paris, so don't forget to check them out

About Chateau de Rambouillet 

The Château was originally a simple fortified manor dating back to 1368. Over time it was converted into a glorious Renaissance-style château. In 1783 the château became the property of the Crown, purchased for Louis XVI as a gift to the Queen, who detested it for its gothic character. In an attempt to change her opinion, the King secretly commissioned the construction of the famous Dairy (La Laiterie), where the buckets were made from porcelain, painted and grained to imitate wood.

Did you know?

  • Napoleon used Rambouillet as an occasional official residence. With the Restoration, Rambouillet passed once more to the Bourbons; on July 30, 1830, King Charles X of France signed his abdication here, bringing to an end the Bourbon dynasty.
  • In February 1896, Rambouillet received a visit from President Félix Faure, who decided to spend his summers there. Since then, Rambouillet has become the summer residence of Presidents of the Republic who entertain and give hunting parties for visiting dignitaries.
  • In November 1975, the first "G6" summit was held here for the leaders of the world's leading industrialized countries.

Know before you go

This attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass which is included for free with The Paris Pass®. Be sure to download it ahead of your trip and to save it on your phone as you'll need it at the entrance. You'll be asked to specify a 'date' which MUST be on one of the days you plan to use your passes.

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For more information, please check the attraction website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Daily 10AM - 12PM (last admission 11AM) and 1.30PM - 5.30PM (last admission 4.15PM).

Opening and closing times may change. For updated timings, please check the attraction website.

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