40 km from Paris
The Chateau de Chantilly is particulary interesting for the beauty of its park, the richness of its museum (works by Clouet, Jean Fouquet and Raphaël), and the beauty of its immense stables, an eighteenth-century masterpiece.

chateau of chantilly

chantilly

park chantilly

chantilly

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60 km from Paris
The Château de Fontainebleau was the home to many, notably François Ier, Marie Antoinette, and Napoleon Ier.
The ornate ceilings, covered with Renaissance frescoes, and the furniture representing different historical espochs give the palace a rare artistic quality.

castle fontainebleau

castle fontainebleau

fontainebleau paris

park

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60 km from Paris
Open daily, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM, except monday.
Clearly the most spectacular home is the Château de Versailles, which merits an entire day-long visit. Guidebooks can help you discover the Hall of Mirrors, the king’s and queen’s chambers (completely restored and decorated in their original styles), the private apartments and the ravishing Royal Opéra. But you won’t need a guide to stroll through the park and to visit the Grand and Petit Trianon. You can plan a guided visit of the Palace, leaving from and returning to Paris.

chateau versailles

garden versailles

Other ressources online: website, Wikipedia