Chateau Champs-sur-Marne

18th C Classified (CMN)

Built by the transient fortune of two financiers at the end of Louis XIV’s reign, this chateau is a model of eighteenth century architecture and decoration.

The most famous occupier was the Marquise de Pompadour, who rented the chateau for three years in 1757, spending a considerable amount on it. The century which followed saw the chateau passing from hand to hand before being acquired by Count Louis Cahen d’Anvers, who spent a fortune on restoring it.

The Count’s son gifted the chateau and land to the State in 1935 and it became one of the official residences of the French Republic. Many kings and heads of State were welcomed there.
The architect Jean Baptiste Bullet endeavoured to improve domestic layout by building rooms that no longer communicated with each other, an innovation. For the first time, there were ante-rooms and dressing rooms, and hidden staircases for access to the servants’ quarters. The novelty of a dining room specially reserved for taking meals was also an improvement.

In the salons and rooms on the ground floor and first floor, exquisite furniture and refined decorations can be seen.
The Chinese salon has panels painted by Huet that illustrate the oriental tastes of the eighteenth century. Visitors will see a delightful portrait of the Marquise dressed as a gardener on their tour.

 

  • Openning

    From 27/05 to 30/09 between 10 am and 6 pm.
    Closed on Tuesday.

    From 01/10 to 26/05 between 10 am and 5 pm.
    Closed on Tuesday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.

  • Costs

    Free entry for children < 18 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.
    Group rate available for > 20 people.

    Full fee: 8€

    Reduced fee : 6,5€
    18 - 25 old (non European Union)
    Teachers without education Pass

    Group fee: 6,5€
    Per person for a group of minimum 20 people (reservation required: (00 33) 1 64 62 74 43)

    Schools: 30€
    Please ask information before visite at the château de Champs

    Free of charge for:
    Less than 20 year old (except school groups)
    18 - 25 European Union and foreigners residents of the Eupopean Union
    handicapad people and their accompagnant person
    Jobless people please present a prouve less than 6 month old
    Culrure card and card ICOM
    Pass education
    1 st Sunday of each month from January to May and from November to December

    Card Paris Museum Pass accepted.

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