19 km to the north of Paris and 15 minutes from Roissy, the Château d’Écouen, with its remarkable sixteenth century French architecture was built in 1538-1550 for Anne de Montmorency, Constable of France, to serve as a holiday home for the royal couple Henri II and Catherine de Médicis.
Its still retains its original decor and its exceptional series of fireplaces painted in the style of the Fontainebleau School. Since 1977, it has housed the Musée National de la Renaissance, the only museum in France to dedicate itself totally to this period. The permanent collections exhibited in this remarkable setting (ceramics, painted enamels, gold and silverware, glassware, furniture, tapestries, ivory, painted leather) enable visitors to see the art of living and artistic creation of the sixteenth century.
Offerings and services:
Bulk tickets (Fnac.com, Ticketmaster.fr, Digitick.com)
Lecture tours in foreign languages
Facilities for people with disabilities
Educational files online
Training designed for teachers
Areas available for filming
Events and activities:
Cultural and educational activities: lecture
Tours, workshops, concerts, conferences
Every day throughout the year Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.45 pm and between 2 pm and 5.15 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Full price: 5 €
Reduced price: 3.50 €
Group adults: 4.50 €.
Free entry for children < 26 years, Job-seeker, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 10 people.