French Castles and Chateaux in France
France is famous for its castles and chateaux like the Royal Chateau de Fontainebleau, but
there are many other castles that are world renowned such as the Chateau Versailles near
Paris, which is one of the most visited places in France for its history, architecture,
gardens and horse shows.
Castles and Chateaux around Paris
Royal Chateau de Fontainebleau
The Royal Chateau de Fontainebleau is a large castle where the Renaissance was introduced
to France from 1528.
Chateau de Versailles in France
The Chateau de Versailles is one of the largest castles in the world and is one of the
most visited sites in France.
Stables at Chateau de Versailles Grande
Écurie du Château de Versailles
Work was completed by 1683, and these two buildings are outstanding because of their
dimensions and the incredible architecture.
Musée des Carrosses The Grand Carriage
Museum at Versailles
The museum was created by King Louis-Philippe and its collection of carriages and coaches,
with some absolutely incredible and ornate pieces.
Académie du Spectacle Equestre at the
Chateau de Versailles
The Académie du Spectacle Equestre is an equestrian academy that focuses on teaching the
equestrian arts and have shows for the public.
Chateau Vaux le Vicomte in France
Chateau Vaux le Vicomte is the largest privately owned chateau in France and is classed as
an historical monument.
Chateau de Chantilly Castle Near Paris
The Chateau de Chantilly is a beautiful castle situated at the heart of a vast domain,
which covers an area of approximately 7,800 hectares.
Chateau de Chantilly Castle Parks and Gardens
The Chantilly estate offers visitors the chance to stroll through the large grounds that
cover an area of around 115 hectares.
Castle Chantilly and the Conde Museum
The Conde Museum is housed within the Chateau de Chantilly and is home to one of the
finest museums of historical paintings in France today.
History of Chateau de Chantilly Castle Near
Le Grand Condé turned the Chateau de Chantilly into a venue for parties, balls and
fireworks displays with a rather influential circle of people.
Chateau Chantilly and the Petits Appartements
The Petits Appartements of the Chateau de Chantilly are open to the public to visit when
exploring the rest of the glorious French castle.
Chateau de Saint-Germain Castle Near Paris
Originally on the site of the present Chateau de Saint-Germain there was an old fort that
dated from around the year 1238 and King Charles V
Chateau de Compiegne Near Paris
The Chateau de Compiegne that we can see today is a French castle that was designed by the
architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel as a royal residence
Chateau Compiegne Le Musee du Second Empire
The origins of the residence of Compiègne is intertwined with that of the French monarchy
and goes back to the Merovingian dynasty.
Chateau Compiegne Le Musée National de la
voiture et du tourisme
Within the Chateau de Compiegne you will find a museum called Le Musée National de la
Voiture et du Tourisme, or in English known as The National Museum of the Car and Tourism.
Chateau de Sceaux Near Paris
The Chateau de Sceaux and beautiful park being well over 180 hectares, is a tranquil
place, with fountains dotted throughout.
Musée de l'ile de France at Chateau Sceaux
This museum was founded in 1937 and called the Musée de l'ile de France and is situated
within the Chateau de Sceaux near Paris.
Construction of the Chateau de Vincennes
The Chateau de Vincennes dates back to the 12th century, which was before the Louvre was
built and is one of the few castles that has found itself at the centre of French History
right through from the Middle Ages.