Built on land abundant in game, the Château de Rambouillet has always attracted the highest ranks of the kingdom and then, later on, of the Republic. Kings and emperors such as Charles V, Francis I, Louis XIV, Louis XVI, Napoleon and many others each left their mark on the estate, gradually changing the face of this old Medieval fortress from the 14th century.
The architecture, interior design and the gardens are a testament to the property's compelling history.
The Château de Rambouillet will close its doors in spring 2016 for restoration. Nevertheless, Queen Marie-Antoinette's Dairy and the Shell Cottage – two 18th-century monuments – and the gardens offer a wealth of features that have inspired a number of visitor itineraries and thematic workshops designed for different school levels, from nursery schools to high schools, using an interdisciplinary approach.