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Museum of the Renaissance

Rue Jean Bullant | Château d'Ecouen, 95440 Ecouen, France
+33 1 34 38 38 50
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Really enjoyed our visit to the massive Chateau d'Ecouen. The excellent museum covers 2 floors and... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2017
Naples, Florida
why go to Versailles

superb castle and garden, easy access from Gare du Nord (hoping there are no strikes). very nice... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
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Rue Jean Bullant | Château d'Ecouen, 95440 Ecouen, France
+33 1 34 38 38 50
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Reviewed 13 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.

Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 16 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
Reviewed 20 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

3  Thank g0ldengut
Reviewed 5 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
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
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
Reviewed 16 March 2016

A fair trip out but well worth the time and effort As an arts graduate this was a must see, absolutely beautiful setting, well curated and accessible A fine collection of porcelain and furniture

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We enjoyed the 20 minute walk from the station through the "foret" and the sudden appearance of the magnificent building. The daily closure from 1235 to 2 pm is annoying, given the time it takes to reach Ecouen and the mot very good restaurant attached....More

Thank H B B
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We have been here previously and took a friend this time - it was a wonderful way to spend several hours in the morning, stop at the restaurant for lunch and take a short walk in the gardens. Many previous comments are right on -...More

Thank Karen75017
Reviewed 8 September 2015

In the "Chateau d'Ecouen" is located the Musée national de la Renaissance in Ecouen, not far from Paris. It is a very big castle, and so is its content. It offers art from the 15th tot the 17th century with furnitures, walltapistry, ceramics, emails, glasswall...More

3  Thank Daniel D
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