Largely regarded as one of the most beautiful chateau of the Île-de-France region, the Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne makes a popular day trip from Paris as well as a worthwhile detour from nearby Disneyland Paris. Built by Jean-Baptiste Bullet de Chamblain in the early 18th century, and lived in by the Marchioness of Pompadour, the Princess of Conti and the Dukes of La Vallière, the stately Château is renowned for its neo-classical architecture and elegant 84-hectare gardens.
Opened to the public in 2013 after extensive restoration, visiting the grand residence is made simple by the use of interactive touch screen tablets placed in each room and there’s plenty to discover, including a collection of exquisite, hand-crafted furniture and the idyllic French-style formal gardens.
Chateau de Champs-sur-Marne is located in Marne-la-Vallée, 18 km east of central Paris, and is open Wednesday through Monday from 10am to 12:15pm and from 1:30 to 5pm. Adult admission is €7.50.