For European Heritage Days, the Château de Maisons-Laffitte has a few surprises in store for September 19 and 20, 2020! 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, children can take part in workshops-tours focusing on rococo, while adults break the secrets of over 300 years of history with aficionados knowing the Château de Maisons in every single detail.
On the menu:
There you go for a fantastic family outing!
European Heritage Days 2020 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:
And to get your bearings more easily, we've made you some themed guides:
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 September 2020 to 20 September 2020
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