Claude Gallard probably had an H-plan castle set on a quadrangular platform surrounded by moats, known from engravings of Israël Henriet and Israël Sylvestre (around 1650).
In 1872 the Berlin banker and baron Samuel de Haber bought the castle and started its restoration in the Louis XIII style.
The ceremonial U-shaped internal staircase was demolished and monumental steps inspired by the Château de Fontainebleau one are stuck on each of the façades.
The park, considered as one of the most beautiful in France, was started in the 16th century by the Clausses and finished by the Gallards in the mid-17th century. You will find a driveway of honour between two canals and the big perspective in line with the castle, with its canals and basins among which a long 1,488-foot canal, water expanses and a «water room» and a water mirror.
In 1870, Destailleur turns the park into a landscaped park. The marchioness Jean de Ganay had the U-shaped basin and the Arethusa fountain restored, topped with a marble nymph sculpted in 1711 by Claude Poirier for the Marly park ( the statue was purchased in 2005 by the Louvre museum). In 1930, she creates an «English-Japanese» garden.

Privé manor Heritage listed as French Monuments Historiques Label Jardin Remarquable


- Parking
- Park
- Animals are welcome
- Shop
- Tearoom-catering

Open: 1st April - 1st November - weekends and public holidays - 2pm to 6pm

Visits, Events

Ouverture des visites

From 2017-04-01 14:00 to 2017-11-01 18:00

Ouverture de la saison 2017 du samedi 1er avril au mercredi 1er novembre, uniquement les weekends et jours fériés de 14h à 18h.

Le château est fermé en juillet et août, tandis que le parc reste ouvert les weekends et jours fériés de 14h à 18h.

Les visites guidées du château ont lieu à 14h30, 15h30, 16h30 et 17h30 (sauf en juillet et août).

Le salon de thé de La Foulerie vous accueille tous les après-midis d’ouverture jusqu’à 18h30.


Regular rate : 9,50€
Reduced rate for VMF members
Reduced rate : 7,50€
Youth rate : Gratuit pour les moins de 13 ans

Useful information


- Nearby city: Milly-la-Forêt (4,6 km)
- Nearby city: Barbizon (14 km)
- Distance from Paris: less than 30 miles
- Nearby airport: Paris
- Nearby station: Boutigny (14km)


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  1. Estelle Ruiz 24 August 2013

    Je vous invite à découvrir ma galerie photos consacrée à cette splendide demeure :


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