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Individual tours

Self-guided tours

Individuals can visit the château on a self-guided basis. A guide brochure is available free of charge at the entrance so that you can explore the Château de Maintenon, the French formal gardens and the aqueduct at your own pace.

 

The tour of the château is in two parts:

– The 17th-century apartments of Madame de Maintenon and Marshal Adrien-Maurice Duke d’Ayen then Duke de Noailles.

 

– The small 19th-century apartments designed by Duke Paul de Noailles and his wife Alicia de Rochechouart de Mortemart, the King’s room or former bedroom of Louis XIV at Maintenon, and the large 19th-century apartments followed by the gallery inspired by Louis Philippe’s grand galleries at the Château de Versailles and the Château d’Eu.

 

Visitors can then take a stroll in the French formal gardens and walk to the aqueduct.

 

Family tours

“A young reporter at the Château de Maintenon”: take on the role of a roving reporter with this fun booklet designed to help families explore the château together.

Families can visit the Château de Maintenon together with the booklet “A young reporter at the Château de Maintenon”, jam-packed with illustrations and puzzles. The tour lasts an hour and a half, with exciting mysteries to solve for children aged 7 to 13 accompanied by their family. The booklet is given free of charge to children at the entrance to the château.

 

 

With an audio guide
Explore the Château de Maintenon at your own pace with an audio guided tour lasting from half an hour to 3 hours. Famous voices and experts including Jean Paul Desprat, Eve Ruggieri and Georges Poisson guide you through the history of the château and its illustrious owners. Browse through a series of interviews, photos, illustrations and artefacts to find out about the fascinating history of the château and learn more about the aspects that interest you most – from architecture to history and juicy anecdotes!
Audio guides are available at the château ticket office.
A free app will soon be available to download from the App Store and Google Play for those with a smartphone.

With an audio guide

Explore the Château de Maintenon at your own pace with an audio guided tour lasting from half an hour to 3 hours. Famous voices and experts including Jean Paul Desprat, Eve Ruggieri and Georges Poisson guide you through the history of the château and its illustrious owners. Browse through a series of interviews, photos, illustrations and artefacts to find out about the fascinating history of the château and learn more about the aspects that interest you most – from architecture to history and juicy anecdotes! Audio guides are available at the château ticket office. A free app will soon be available to download from the App Store and Google Play for those with a smartphone.

 

Guided tours

From 30 march to 30 september at 2.30pm (only in French) :
Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (1rst April , 1rst, 8, 9 and 20 May, 14 July and 15 August).
During french school holidays (april, july and august) : from Wednesday to Sunday, and Public Holidays