Résultats Château Maisons-Laffitte


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Built in the middle of the 17th century on the plans of the famous architect François Mansart, the Château de Maisons was built for René de Longueil, future superintendent of finance, to receive the King after the hunt. Its majesty, its symmetry, the balance of its forms and the elegance of its roofs, make it a model that prefigures French classical art and heralds Versailles. The estate remained the property of the Longueil family and their descendants until 1777, when it was acquired by the Count of Artois, brother of Louis XVI. In the 19th century, the owners succeeded one another, including Marshal Lannes and banker Jacques Laffitte. In 1905, the State bought the building, which was to become an annex to the sculpture department of the Louvre Museum. It wasn't until 1980 that the castle was open for daily visits. Inside you can admire the Great Gallery, the King's Apartment, the Hall of Honour and its grand staircase, furniture and paintings from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Several possibilities are available to you to visit the castle: free visits with free audioguides, conference visits, guided tours of the large apartments, unusual or exceptional visits. And the castle is in constant motion, as is the restoration of the main gate, which will make the entrance to this superb place absolutely lustrous. Since 2017, the castle managed by the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN) has been home to furniture, paintings and objects from the Château de Saint-Ouen, personally commissioned by Louis XVIII in 1824-1825. This ensemble was created for the Château de Saint-Ouen and for Zoé Victoire Talon de Baschi, alias Mme du Cayla (1785-1852), the last love of King Louis XVIII. An ultra-realistic aristocrat, she participated in the choices of her own interior. She followed the construction site of the castle and knew some of the craftsmen involved personally.

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Open every day except Tuesday. Closed 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November, 25 December. Opening hours: from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 5pm (until 6pm from mid-May to mid-September). Free until 18 years of age. Adult: 8 € (reduced rate: 6.50 €). Group (20 people): 6,50 €. Free visit on the first Sunday of each month, from November to May. Free audio guide. Free entrance for disabled persons and their companion. Guided tour.

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Members' reviews on HOUSE CASTLE

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Visited in february 2018
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Château méconnu mais plein de surprises. Bien meublé, parquets sublimes et vraiment remarquables. Possibilité de visiter les combles.
Château paisible et agréable. On peut s'y promener. Manque d'animation autour de ce prestigieux monument.

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