Side Trips from Paris Sights

Parc du Château

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Fodor's Review

An extensive park—complete with island-dotted lake—stretches behind the château. Within it is the Laiterie de la Reine (Queen's Dairy), built for Marie-Antoinette: inspired by the writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, she came here to escape from the pressures of court life, pretending to be a simple milkmaid. It has a small marble temple and grotto and, nearby, the shell-lined Chaumière des Coquillages (Shell Pavilion).

Sight Information

Address:

Rambouillet, 78120, France

Sight Details:

  • Included in château ticket
  • Wed., weekends, and holidays 2–6

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