Chateau de Maintenon, Maintenon

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Discover the 17th century apartments of Madame de Maintenon and the lavish rooms of the Sun King Louis XIV at Chateau de Maintenon. The main architectural features include the 13th-century keep, the bridge across the moat, and the corps de logis flanked by two round towers. Stroll to the far end of the formal French gardens to view the Vauban aqueduct built in 1685 to supply the fountains at the Palace of Versailles. The haphazard and varied heights of the towers, spires, and steeples create an emblematic character reminiscent of an old town or abbey. Plan a Maintenon trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • On the way from Chartres to Paris, we made a scheduled stop to visit this castle. And they didn't regret it. I advise you to come here at opening time (10:30 am, Saturday-Sunday, other days 2 pm... 
    On the way from Chartres to Paris, we made a scheduled stop to visit this castle. And they didn't regret it. I advise you to come here at opening time (10:30 am, Saturday-Sunday, other days 2 pm...  more »
  • Stumbled upon this Chateau by chance and spent a lovely Sunday afternoon walking around the gardens and rooms. Off the beaten track a bit but we'll worth a visit. Gardens were neat and beautiful and....  more
    Stumbled upon this Chateau by chance and spent a lovely Sunday afternoon walking around the gardens and rooms. Off the beaten track a bit but we'll worth a visit. Gardens were neat and beautiful and....  more »
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  • A magnificent place and too little known in my entourage for my taste. It takes only two hours to go from Paris to Chartres and you can visit this castle ! It is full of history. The castle and the gardens are sublime. It is on a human scale and the visit does not last long unless you want to linger on the details. The tour uses a very easy to use and cool application! It detects when a room changes and gives you a description of each detail of the rooms. The staff of the castle was helpful and attentive. Finally, the visit of the castle and the gardens grants you access to the aqueduct that was originally planned to go to Versailles but was never finished. The ruins of this aqueduct are impressive and make the visit all the more spectacular.
  • Amazing Castle of Madame the Maintenon secret wife of king Louis XIV Beautiful garden and aqueduct ruin

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