A jewel of classical architecture in Île-de-France
WE love : fun activities during school holidays. The beauty of its gardens
Free: for children under 18 (under 26 if EU national)
Duration: to count at least 2 hours with the visit of the garden
The visit of the Champs-sur-Marne castle with children
- Children will love the park of 85 hectares (but beware, the picnic is forbidden in the park)
- It is a castle and a park size "child". Here, no excess!
- Free "discovery course" booklet for children from 7 to 12 years old. You can download before your visit
- Workshops for children (4 - 6 years and 7-12 years) during each school holidays
- The castle organizes regularly costumed exhibitions
The visit of the castle with a tenor, guide-lecturer
- At the closing, at 19h, visit the castle of Champs-du-Marne accompanied by a tenor and guide speaker. A double hat by this young man passionate about history and music.
- An unexpected experience, a rare moment to discover otherwise the history of this very pretty castle.
- October 9, 18 and 30, 2019 and December 20, 2019 - At 7 pm
- On reservation: 01 64 62 74 48 (attention limited places)
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The castle of Champs sur Marne: a little history
- Built from 1703 to 1708 at the request of the financier of Louis XIV, the castle of Champs-sur-Marne is characteristic of the 18th century pleasure houses built in the countryside.
- It is a furnished castle. Its 900 pieces of collections and its furniture stamped with the great names of cabinet making make it one of the most beautifully furnished castles of Ile-de-France. It presents sumptuous rocaille decorations, as well as Chinese chinoiserie decorations painted in the middle of the 18th century by Christophe Huet.
- The Champs sur Marne castle has welcomed illustrious tenants The Princess de Conti, the Marquise de Pompadour, men of letters such as Diderot, Voltaire, Chateaubriand and Proust. Beginning in 1959, General de Gaulle made the Château de Champs a residence for heads of state on an official visit to France. The interiors are fully restored.
The park of the Champs-sur-Marne castle
- 85 hectares of gardens inspired by Le Nôtre's gardens. The gardens have received the label of "Remarkable Gardens"
- Picnics are allowed in some areas
- Warning Dogs are not allowed in the park (nor in the castle).
- Access to the Champs-sur-Marne park is free of charge.
The Champs-sur-Marne castle - Free of charge
- It is free of charge (on presentation of proof) for under 18s and under 26s who are EU citizens.
- It is free of charge (on presentation of proof) for teachers, jobseekers, disabled persons and their carers.
How to get to Champs-sur-Marne castle
- By public transport: RER A, get off at Noisiel le Luzard, then take bus 220 or bus 100 direction Bry-sur-Marne, stop at Champs town hall or 20′ on foot from the RER station.
- By car from Paris: take the A 4, exit n°10 Champs, follow the signs "château de Champs", 30 min drive.
- By car from the province or suburbs: take the A4, exit Noisiel and follow the signs for Champs sur Marne.
- Free parking
Which bus serves the Champs-sur-Marne castle?
- Buses 220 or bus 100 towards Bry-sur-Marne. Get off at the stop "Mairie de Champs".