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The most beautiful castles around Paris

A selection of the most beautiful castles around Paris

There are many castles around Paris. Some are more interesting than others, we have made a selection of the most beautiful castles around Paris. This list is not exhaustive. For each castle we present the advantages and disadvantages. The parks of the castles are most of the time free, they are a good way to discover a castle and a history. The castles have now become museums, the visit is always paying. You can ask for information because the visit of the museums is often free on the first Sunday of the month.

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The Palace of Versailles

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The Palace of Versailles
The castle out of category. Advantage: one of the most beautiful castles in the world. Disadvantages: it is too big! There are too many people, the waiting time to enter the castle is always very long. Tip: You can visit the magnificent park for free and without any queue. Just take the "Queen's Boulevard" entrance right next to the Trianon Palace.

The castle of Rambouillet

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The castle of Rambouillet
Advantages: a beautiful park, very romantic with its canals, access to the park is free. Disadvantage: The castle is located a bit far from Paris but there are many trains and it is not far from the station.

The castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye

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The castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Advantages : Magnificent facade of the castle which has just been renovated, very easy access from Paris (RER A), the castle is immediately at the exit of the RER station. Beautiful view on Paris from the park. Disadvantage: the castle museum is too classical. Tip: you can enter the courtyard of the castle and visit the chapel without paying the entrance of the museum.

The castle of Fontainebleau

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The castle of Fontainebleau
Advantages: very beautiful castle, many rooms to visit in very different styles. The park is magnificent and the entrance is free. Disadvantage: quite far from Paris, count three quarters of an hour by train from Paris.

The castle of Chantilly

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The castle of Chantilly
Advantages : very beautiful castle, many things to visit : the castle, the park, the stables. Not very far from the train station. Disadvantage : the entrance is very expensive, you have to pay to enter the park.

The castle of Malmaison.

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The castle of Malmaison.
The castle of Napoleon during his first years of reign. Advantage: a beautiful small castle with a museum dedicated to Napoleon and his wife Josephine. Disadvantage: you have to walk a good half hour from the Rueil-Malmaison RER station to reach the castle.

The castle of Monte Cristo

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The castle of Monte Cristo
Advantages: very beautiful castle which was the residence of Alexandre Dumas the author of the "Three Musketeers". The visit is short but very interesting. Disadvantage: the castle is not very far from the center of Paris but you need a car.

The castle of Vincennes

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The castle of Vincennes
Advantages: located right next to Paris, you can go there by metro. One of the few monuments dating from the Middle Ages in Paris. You can visit the cell of the Marquis de Sade. Few people.

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