National Renaissance Museum - Écouen Castle

  • Museum
  • History
  • Arts and culture
  • Decorative arts
Château d'Ecouen 1
Musée National de la Renaissance

19 km to the north of Paris and 15 minutes from Roissy Airport, 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 (,,

  • Permanent collections

  • Lecture tours in foreign languages

  • Facilities for people with disabilities

  • Educational files online

  • Training designed for teachers

  • Areas available for filming

  • Gift shop

Events and activities:

  • Cultural and educational activities: lecture

  • Tours, workshops, concerts, conferences

Opening and closing times

From 15/04 to 30/09/2024 Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.45 pm and between 2 pm and 5.45 pm. Closed on Tuesday.


Full price: 5 to 7 €
Reduced price: 3.50 to 5.50 €
Group adults: 4.50 to 6.50 €.

Free entry for children < 26 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Paris Museum Pass accepted : free access.


Types of customers

  • Groups


  • Minimum number of people : 10


  • Animals accepted


Types of visits available

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

Average length of visit

  • 90 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities


  • Air conditioning
  • Car park
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Parking nearby
  • Public WC
  • Toilets


  • Guided tours
  • Shop
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information


  • Temporary exhibition


Spoken languages

  • French

Visit languages

  • French

Languages of educational signs

  • French


  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move


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Contact information

Your contacts

Conservateur général du patrimoine et Directeur du musée national de la Renaissance


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