Chateau de Maisons

  • Historic site and monument
  • Historic patrimony
  • Castle

The Château that inspired the construction of the châteaux of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles.

Overlooking a loop of the Seine, the Château de Maisons was built in the 17th century by the famous architect François Mansart at the height of his powers: the majesty, symmetry and balance of the forms of this exemplary residence made it one of the masterpieces of its time. Without this castle, Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles would not exist. The castle, located in the immediate vicinity of the forest of Saint-Germain, was intended to receive the king. Louis XIV stayed there several times.

Exceptional visit: discover the small flats of the Château de Maisons! On the second floor, normally inaccessible, visit these rooms of daily life where Mansart, Lafayette and Voltaire stayed.

Opening and closing times

From 16/05 to 15/09 between 10 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Opening hours : 10:00-12:30 / 14:00-18:00

Last entrance 30 minutes before closing

Hours subject to change

Closed on : Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and Decdembre 25th.

From 16/09 to 15/05 between 10 am and 5 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th. Opening hours : 10:00-12:30 / 14:00-17:00

Last entrance 30 minutes before closing

Hours subject to change

Closed on : Tuesday, January 1st, May 1st and Decembre 25th.

Rates


Free entry for children < 18 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Free for :
-18-25 years old (European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory)
- For all, every first sunday of the month from 1st of October to 31st of May

Included in the Paris Museum Pass

- Adult group fees (from 20 adults) : 6,5€
- Conference visit package 350 € (up to 30 visitors, entrance fee included)
- Ticketing (from 20 tockets bought) : 6,5€
https://tourisme.monuments-nationaux.fr/

Reservation required for groups : chateaudemaisons@monuments-nationaux.fr

Scholastic / extracurricular :
- Free monument visit : 40€ (20€ for specific audience)
- Monument conference visit : 90€ (40€ for specific audience)
- Patrimony workshop : 130€ (60€ for specific audience)
More information on the monument's website : http://www.chateau-maisons.fr/Espace-enseignant.

From 16/05 to 15/09/2021
Adult: 8 €
Group children: 30 €
Set price group adults: 6.50 € (Conference visit package : 350 € ( up to 30 visitors, entrance fee included)).

From 16/09/2021 to 15/05/2022
Adult: 8 €
Group children: 30 €
Set price group adults: 6.50 € (Conference visit package : 350 € ( up to 30 visitors, entrance fee included)).

Free entry for children < 18 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 20 people.

Free for :
-18-25 years old (European Union citizens and regular residents non-euopeans on European Union territory)
- For all, every first sunday of the month from 1st of October to 31st of May

Included in the Paris Museum Pass

- Adult group fees (from 20 adults) : 6,5€
- Conference visit package 350 € (up to 30 visitors, entrance fee included)
- Ticketing (from 20 tockets bought) : 6,5€
https://tourisme.monuments-nationaux.fr/

Reservation required for groups : chateaudemaisons@monuments-nationaux.fr

Scholastic / extracurricular :
- Free monument visit : 40€ (20€ for specific audience)
- Monument conference visit : 90€ (40€ for specific audience)
- Patrimony workshop : 130€ (60€ for specific audience)
More information on the monument's website : http://www.chateau-maisons.fr/Espace-enseignant.

Reception

Types of customers

  • Cash dispensers
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Students

Groups

  • Minimum number of people : 20
  • Sales TO/Distributors

Additional information

  • Services :
  • - Equipements : toilets
  • - Bookstore, shop
  • - Activities : Family workshop, cultural programming, exhibitions, escape game
  • Languages spoken :
  • - Visit : french, english
  • - audioguides (adult/children) : french, english, german, spanish, dutch
  • Adapted to hearing impairment
  • Adapted to mental impairment

Visits

Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request
  • Guided group tours available permanently

Average length of visit

  • 60 minutes (individual)
  • 60 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities

Facilities

  • Toilets

Services

  • Room hire
  • Shop

Activities

  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition

Languages

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

Documentation languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Visit languages

  • French

Languages of educational signs

  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Audioguide languages

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Additional information

Audioguides for children in German, English, Spanish, French, Dutch.

Accessibility

  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Not accessible in a wheelchair

Conference visit possible in LSF for deaf and hearing-impaired
Lenght : 1.30H

Access

RER : Maison-Laffite (Line A)

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Contact information

  • 2 avenue Carnot 78600 Maisons-Laffitte
  • +33 (0)1 39 62 01 49

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Booking

  • Booking required

    External guide allowed

    Booking deadline: 20 days