The most beautiful castles in Île-de-France

In the Yvelines (78), Haut-de-Seine (92), Val-de-Marne (95), Seine-et-Marne (77) .

Want to get away from Paris and go for the day in Ile-de-France ? Discover 10 castles to do with your family less than 100 km from Paris. Most of these castles are free for children under 18 years old. If the weather is nicethink picnic ! All these castles have magnificent parks and gardens with picnic areas.

The greediest : the Chantilly estate
Our darlingthe castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte
Nearest to Paristhe castle of Vincennes
The most furnishedthe castle of Champs-sur-Marne
The most majesticthe Palace of Versailles
The most childishthe castle of Breteuil (Perrault's tales)
The most imperialthe castle of Malmaison

castles in ile-de-france

Castles to visit south of Paris

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The castle of Vaux-le-Vicomte

  • One of our favorites
  • Costumed visits, fun activities
  • In Maincy (77950)
  • Free for children 6 and under


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The castle of Fontainebleau

  • A splendour of Renaissance style
  • In Fontainebleau (in the 77)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


See also all ideas for family outings and activities in Seine-et-Marne

Castles to visit in the west of Paris

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The castle of Malmaison and Bois-Préau

  • Empress Josephine's castle
  • In Rueil-Malmaison (in 92)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


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The castle of Breteuil


  • The castle of Charles Perrault's tales
  • In Choisel (in the Yvelines - 78)
  • Free for children under 5


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The visit of the Palace of Versailles

  • The immoderation of the castle, the splendour of the park
  • In Versailles (78)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


And also, the castle of Rambouillet...

  • In Rambouillet (78120) 55km south-west of Paris
  • Open every day of the year except Tuesdays, and closed the following holidays January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25.
  • WE love : The splendor of the castle and its ceremonial apartments as well as its sumptuous gardens
  • Top with children: ride bicycles, electric carts, rowing boats, etc.

See also all ideas for family outings and activities in Yvelines (78) and Hauts-de-Seine (92)

Castles to visit east of Paris

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The castle of Champs-sur-Marne

  • A jewel of classical architecture in the Paris Region
  • A Champs sur Marne (77)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


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The castle of Vincennes

  • Very nice with children
  • In Vincennes (94)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


See also all ideas for family outings and activities in Val-de-Marne (94)

Castles to visit north of Paris

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Pierrefonds Castle

  • A medieval castle built by Viollet-le-Duc
  • In the Oise (60)
  • Free for under 18s (under 26s if EU citizen)


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The Domaine de Chantilly

  • Chantilly, the castle, the gardens, the horse museum...
  • In Chantilly (60500)
  • Free for children under 7 years old


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The Impressionist Museum of Auvers-sur-Oise

  • A museum without paintings devoted to Impressionism
  • Ideal from 8 years old
  • Free for children under 7 years old


See also all ideas for family outings in Oise (60), Val-d-Oise (95) and Seine-Saint-Denis (93)


The business that rocks: The Escapes Games in the streets of Paris


Discover also the nice museums to do with children



The Escape Game "The Secrets of the Covered Passages" (children's trail)
An investigative visit to the district of Les Halles and Montorgueil

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