The 2024 egg hunt and family events for Easter at Château de Breteuil (78)

Published by Margot de Sortiraparis · Photos by My de Sortiraparis · Published on March 31th, 2024 at 09:04 a.m.
On Sunday March 31 and Monday April 1, 2024, the Château de Breteuil is organizing its traditional giant egg hunt in the estate's undergrowth. In all, over 15,000 colorful little eggs have been hidden in the Château's gardens, and a host of activities based on Perrault's fairy tales are also on the program! Want a lift?

Ahhhh, the Château de Breteuil, known by the pretty nickname of "château des contes de Perrault", inspired many of the writer's tales, such as Bluebeard, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Puss in Boots.... During Easter weekend 2024, the venue is organizing a giant egg hunt on Sunday April 9 and Monday April 10, 2023.

In the undergrowth of the château's grounds, one area is reserved for the hunt by toddlers (children under 6 years of age), and another for older children aged 6 and over. In all, over 12,000 eggs are to be found in the 2 hectares of undergrowth on the estate: the Château de Breteuil egg hunt is an adventure and a challenge, like those of the valiant knights in the fairy tales! Each child must turn over a certain number of coloured eggs to receive his or her share of small chocolate eggs in exchange.

Three exclusive golden eggs have also been hidden in the Château's undergrowth, and the lucky ones who stumble across them will each win a book of Charles Perrault fairy tales! Four major egg hunts are organized each day: at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. And once the hunt's over, there's more to come: a whole host of activities await you in the heart of the château!

The program includes guided tours (in the morning from 11am to 12:30pm and in the afternoon from 2pm), storytelling scenes with sound and light in the park as you stroll around with your family, not forgetting the labyrinth andchildren's play area, open all day long. A storyteller also recounts Charles Perrault's most beautiful stories, at 2pm, 3.30pm, 4.30pm and 5.30pm, or a creative workshop offers children the chance to decorate eggs and create Easter nests, for €3 per person, starting at 11am each day (no reservation or registration necessary).

The Chasse aux œufs 2024 program at Château de Breteuil :

Egg hunts

  • When? 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Château tours

  • When? 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., departing from the Grande Galerie (left wing of the château)

Storytelling sessions

  • When? 2 pm, 3.30 pm, 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm (meet at the Orangerie)

Sophie's workshop

Decorating eggs and creating Easter nests. No reservation or registration required. 3 € supplement

  • When ? from 11 a.m.

If the weather's fine, remember to bring your own picnic, as it's allowed in the Château 's green spaces! Otherwise, you can eat on site. On Sunday March 31 and Monday April 1, 2024, join us for this bucolic and unusual egg hunt, not to be missed for a great day out in the fresh air, in an exceptional setting!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From March 31th, 2024 to April 1st, 2024



    Château de Breteuil
    78460 Chevreuse

    Moins de 5 ans: Free
    Entrée enfant (5-18 ans) : €16
    Entrée tarif réduit (château, jardins et scènes de contes: €17
    Entrée tarif plein (château, jardins et scènes de contes): €19

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    Four daily egg hunt slots: 11:30am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm

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