Castles in Paris and Île-de-France

Published by Laurent P., Cécile D. · Photos by My B. · Updated on 6 July 2021 at 17h41 · Published on 5 July 2021 at 18h48
Although coronavirus keeps on spreading in the country, lockdown exit has started and among the first cultural venues to reopen to people, castles invite us to discover their treasures and gardens again. And for Parisians, Île-de-France inhabitants and tourists willing to find out more about the French heritage, what are the castles in the area that are open or closed? Keep reading to find out more!

While Covid keeps on infecting people, but lockdown exit yet enables us to start going out again, several cultural monuments in the country start to reopen to visitors hungry for new knowledge. And among them, castles in the beautiful Île-de-France region offering to discover their heritage.

But which ones are open? Which ones are reopening soon? Which ones are still closed? Sortiraparis has decided to help you out listing castles in Île-de-France.

Castles open or opening soon:

Visuel Paris - Galerie des Glaces Chateau VersaillesVisuel Paris - Galerie des Glaces Chateau VersaillesVisuel Paris - Galerie des Glaces Chateau VersaillesVisuel Paris - Galerie des Glaces Chateau Versailles The Palace of Versailles reopens: novelties you do not want to miss
After being closed for very long months, the Palace of Versailles is happy to be able to reopen to visitors. Starting from May 19, the palace, the gardens, and the Trianon estate are accessible again. [Read more]

Vaux le Vicomte, photos 2019 - parcours sonoreVaux le Vicomte, photos 2019 - parcours sonoreVaux le Vicomte, photos 2019 - parcours sonoreVaux le Vicomte, photos 2019 - parcours sonore Château de Vaux le Vicomte and its gardens
Château de Vaux le Vicomte is ready to welcome you all again. Set 50km from Paris, this is one of the jewels designed by Le Vau, Le Brun and Le Nôtre that inspired the Palace of Versailles. The castle gardens are a gem for beautiful strolls and entertainments for children. [Read more]

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The Château de Chantilly reopens the estate and the park including a new tour. Let us enjoy a stroll in this magnificent place, as well as the sublime castle and its gems. [Read more]

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Set 35 kilometers from Paris, Royaumont Abbey welcomes you into a haven of peace. This antique monument and the wide gardens around are the perfect place to enjoy a walk in the open-air, in the sun with your family or friends. [Read more]

La Maison de l'Empereur au Château de FontainebleauLa Maison de l'Empereur au Château de FontainebleauLa Maison de l'Empereur au Château de FontainebleauLa Maison de l'Empereur au Château de Fontainebleau Château de Fontainebleau
Château de Fontainebleau invites us to discover its estate again. Visitors are now able to enjoy this magnificent castle mixing different styles, between medieval and classic, in compliance with strict health guidelines. [Read more]

Réouverture du Château de Champs-sur-MarneRéouverture du Château de Champs-sur-MarneRéouverture du Château de Champs-sur-MarneRéouverture du Château de Champs-sur-Marne Château de Champs-sur-Marne
Château de Champs-sur-Marne has reopened. Good news for all history fans in need of fantastic walks. [Read more]

VincennesVincennesVincennesVincennes Château de Vincennes
With the Louvre, the Château de Vincennes is one of the most important castles in the History of France. It is also one of the widest and best-preserved fortified castles in Europe… [Read more]

Déconfinement : réouverture du château de Breteuil dans les YvelinesDéconfinement : réouverture du château de Breteuil dans les YvelinesDéconfinement : réouverture du château de Breteuil dans les YvelinesDéconfinement : réouverture du château de Breteuil dans les Yvelines Chateau de Breteuil in Yvelines (78)
In Yvelines, Château de Breteuil is open since May 19, 2021 like many other castles in France. The reopening comes with new entertainments. [Read more]

le château de monte christo, alexandre dumas, animations pour enfantsle château de monte christo, alexandre dumas, animations pour enfantsle château de monte christo, alexandre dumas, animations pour enfantsle château de monte christo, alexandre dumas, animations pour enfants Château de Monte-Cristo opens for a new season: here is the program
Château de Monte-Cristo reopened this past May 19, with a crazy program! Murder Party, staged tours, exhibitions, escape game, come and enjoy all these entertainments for a small cost in a Renaissance castle and its park open onto the Seine. An original walk to enjoy with your family in famous novelist Alexandre Dumas’s former house. [Read more]

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Château de Rambouillet reopened this past Wednesday May 19, 2021 after closing for many months over Covid-19. On the occasion, the castle has planned a few festivities… Here is the program. [Read more]

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 19 May 2021

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