For European Heritage Days, the Château de Maisons-Laffitte has a few surprises in store for September 21 and 22, 2019! This wonderful house at the edge of the Saint-Germain en Laye forest has been designed by Jean René de Longueil, a strategic location, that happens to be on the exact way leading the king from the Château du Louvre to the Château de Saint-Germain en Laye. The idea is genius: meeting the king and offering a short break on his journey.
The noble called in Mansart to build the castle and is inaugurated in April 1651 during a party in tribute to the young Louis XIV. With this strategy, Jean René de Longueil hopes to get the good graces of the king. He even goes to reserve him a wing of the building with the King’s Apartment including a ballroom created for the Sun King, as well as a bedroom featuring a ceiling made of layered cupolas.
For this weekend, visitors are invited to discover the courtyard, magnificently restored, as well as the castle from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Sunday, from 3:30 p.m., you’re welcome with music in the main courtyard by the musicians from the Alliance musicale de Maisons-Laffitte et du Mesnil-le-Roi. In other words, a wonderful occasion to discover one of the treasures of the region… Let’s go, friends, shall we?
European Heritage Days 2019 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:
And to get your bearings more easily, we've made you some themed guides:
From 21 September 2019 to 22 September 2019
Le Château de Maisons
2 Avenue Carnot
78600 Maisons Laffitte
RER : ligne A, station Maisons-Laffitte
SNCF: train depuis Saint-Lazare
De Paris-La Défense : souterrain direction Cergy-Pontoise, A 86, sortie Colombes ouest, Bezons direction Poissy par la N 192 puis la N 308