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National Museum of the Renaissance

Rue Jean Bullant | Château d'Ecouen, 95440 Ecouen, France
+33 1 34 38 38 50
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Beautiful chateau!

Beautiful location and chateau. However, it was difficult to follow what was in each room. Some of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
josieriv
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lake wyoie, sc
Cluny without the crowds

One hour north of Paris on RER D or Translien H, the National Museum of the Renaissance is a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
paulscott1950
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Paris, France
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Réalisation architecturale majeure de la Renaissance française, le château d’Écouen a été édifié pour Anne de Montmorency, mécène et homme d’État des rois François Ier et de Henri II. Dans son décor d’origine , le château abrite les collections du musée national de la Renaissance, essentiellement d'arts décoratifs, qui incarnent toute la créativité et la diversité de la production artistique et intellectuelle de cette époque passionnante. Ce site remarquable allie la beauté du site, la qualité de l’architecture et la fécondité du dialogue entre un décor historique et des œuvres prestigieuses, laissant découvrir un lieu d’art et d’histoire fascinant.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:45 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue Jean Bullant | Château d'Ecouen, 95440 Ecouen, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beautiful location and chateau. However, it was difficult to follow what was in each room. Some of the info was in English, but must was not. Consistency would have helped. And be aware the museum closes in the middle of the day. There is a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One hour north of Paris on RER D or Translien H, the National Museum of the Renaissance is a delightful excursion. The museum is housed in the castle of Anne of Montmorency one of the great figures of the 16th century. Three great benefits in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We couldn't believe how close this was to Paris. We took a train from Gare d' Nord. It was about 30 minutes on the SNCF to Ecuen-Ezanville (about 15 minutes back via an express train). Some tips. 1. The SNCF at gare nord is upstairs....More

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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

We had hired a driver to take us to Chantilly and decided to see Chateau d'Ecouen as it was on the way back to Paris - plus it was advertised at Charles de Gaulle airport. On entering the property there is an enormous shed/workshop to...More

Thank Duncan S
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Really enjoyed our visit to the massive Chateau d'Ecouen. The excellent museum covers 2 floors and can take some time. Very informative. Great rooms covering several centuries. Don't miss the Galleon Automaton. Lovely setting and gardens.

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Reviewed 17 August 2016

superb castle and garden, easy access from Gare du Nord (hoping there are no strikes). very nice collection (arms, clothes, jewerly) it takes 2h30 to make the visit very well explained. Only drawback is the small font of the explanation in blue in the artefact...More

1  Thank scorneaux
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Renaissance museum in a Renaissance chateau. One of the greatest places to visit in the Paris area that NOBODY seems to know about!! I have visited Ecouen's chateau many times and most often have found myself virtually alone in the museum. This is not because...More

4  Thank g0ldengut
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

What a great day trip. Depart Gare du Nord towards luzarches at the Ezanville encoeun stop. Follow clear signage to either the bus or the nice jaunt thru the forest, a bit hilly for Houston flats girl. Entrance is up the stairs, from city side...More

2  Thank Flashby
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Reviewed 28 May 2016

The museum is wonderful. Terrific exhibits bur rather disorganized. There were guide sheets written in a few languages and some in English but the ones in English soon disappeared. There is NO restaurant and no decent place to eat in town. Getting there can be...More

2  Thank John430399
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Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Great castle from the 1500s which houses a renaissance museum. Not as touristy as other historic monuments in the Paris region. Easy to get to: take the train at Gare du Nord and get off at Ecouen. Unless you have trouble walking I recommend walking...More

2  Thank GlobetrottingSwede
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