Offers and services

Find here all the information to prepare your visit of the château de Rambouillet, de la laiterie de la Reine et de la chaumière aux Coquillages  ! 

Guided tour

> Unguided tour of the Château 

Areas open to unguided visitors:
- 18th century state apartment – exhibition space
- Presidential dining room featuring table as laid out during the G6 summit in 1975

Every day, except Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December (grounds open).
From 9.50 am to 12 pm and 1.50 pm to 5 pm (6 pm in high season)

> Guided tour of the Queen’s Dairy and Shell Cottage (lasts 45 min.) 

Tour with commentary from a site guide.
Every day, except Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May, 1 and 11 November and 25 December (grounds open).
Booking highly recommended – Limited number of spaces

> Behind closed doors (75-90 min.) New 

This new and original tour provides a visit of spaces not usually open to the public and/or a theatre, music or other sensory event.
Louise Vatel, the loose-tongued maid!

Theatre tour
President Félix Faure is on his way! Louise Vatel, a maid at the estate, is busy getting the Château de Rambouillet in order. Listen to what she has to say! Because the stories get handed down from generation to generation among the people in service! Learn all there is to know about the great figures in history who have stayed at the château since the very beginning...

Prices: €11.50 per adult / €7.50 for under 26s
Every Sunday at 3.30 pm (except Sunday 22 October)
Booking highly recommended – Limited number of spaces

> Boating at Rambouillet 

From April to July, every weekend and public holidays from 10.30 am to 7 pm.
July and August, every weekday from 1 pm to 7 pm, weekends and public holidays from 10.30 am to 7 pm.
In October, weekends from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm.

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Take a tour of the gardens with a difference by boat, rosalie, bike or electric buggy

Services on offer
- Boat hire
- Bike hire
- Rosalie hire
- Electric buggy hire
- Kart/sulky (children’s horse) hire
- Children’s buggy hire

The boats of the château
Mr Hommey
06 14 08 82 80


Possibility of having themed tours designed by the educational and cultural department of the monument
Guided tours by National Heritage coordinators
For groups only
Reservation required

Information and reservations:
01 34 94 29 01 or on 

Themed tours 2016:

- "Laiterie du bon goût" / "Dairy of good taste": Manifesto of the Enlightenment this dairy of "good taste" allows us to get a glimpse of the splendour of an era, where gourmandise was expressed in a hushed and delicate atmosphere. On the programme: a country walk with the queen, architectural discoveries and tasting.
- "A French-style garden: a lush green setting": From the Renaissance to the present, the garden known as "French-style" reveals all its secrets.

Services and terms of visit

> Cloakroom
> Gift and book shop
> Car park
> Toilets
> Château: 221 steps with 23 landings
> Dogs are allowed on a short lead in the park
> Dogs are not allowed in the monuments except guide dogs

  • Librairie-boutique Gift and book shop


> Toilets not accessible for disabled visitors
> Disabled access car park
> Guide dogs authorised
> Château: 221 steps with 23 landings
> Accessible to visitors with learning difficulties
> Outdoor ground coverings (cobblestones, gravel) not suitable for disabled visitors

Guide booklet

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