Step back in time and see how some of the greatest men in history lived visiting the Château de Rambouillet!
After the death of Francis I of France within the castle walls on 1547, Château de Rambouillet saw some of French history's greatest figures take up residence there: the Count of Toulouse, Louis XVI, Napoleon I... And from the late 19th century, France's Presidents transformed the grounds into a prestigious hunting estate.
The French and Anglo-Chinese gardens hold plenty of surprises in store for visitors. Queen Marie-Antoinette's Dairy demonstrates the splendor of an entire period and an art de vivre widely influenced by the philosophy of the Age of Enlightenment. The 'Chaumière aux Coquillages' or Shell Cottage is one of the finest examples of décor in all of Europe.