Travel through nine centuries of history at the Domaine de Chaalis, located in the heart of the Ermenonville forest!

In its “Remarkable Garden” dotted with statues, basins and water features, admire the remains of the majestic Cistercian abbey founded in 1137 by King Louis VI le Gros.

Enter the Sainte Marie Chapel built in the 13th century. under Saint Louis, in the style of radiant Gothic and marvel at the frescoes painted by Le Primatice in the Renaissance. In summer, breathe in the sweet scent of the roses blooming in the Roseraie.

Don't miss the hydroelectric power station: a technical curiosity, restored by the Fourreau brothers, which supplied electricity to the castle's lamps from 1904!

In the former abbey palace, travel around the world thanks to the impressive collection of works of art bequeathed by Nélie Jacquemart-André at the beginning of the 20th century: paintings, sculptures, furniture and objects from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Take a short philosophical break in the Jean-Jacques Rousseau space, then stroll through the gallery of busts as long as the Hall of Mirrors in Versailles!

Are you a "nose"? To find out, take part in the perfume workshops. Discover the secrets of the different fragrances and leave with your own eau de parfum that you will have made!

Note in your diary

Each year, on the 2nd weekend of June, the event "Les Journées de la Rose" is a festival of colors and scents: exhibitions, workshops and conferences are on the program to celebrate the queen of flowers!

A little taste in pictures

You can also explore in 3D the different spaces to visit on www.domainedechaalis.fr.

Opening time

From 01 April to 30 September
Monday Open from 10h à 18h
Tuesday Open from 10h à 18h
Wednesday Open from 10h à 18h
Thusday Open from 10h à 18h
Friday Open from 10h à 18h
Saturday Open from 10h à 18h
Sunday Open from 10h à 18h
From 01 October to 21 October
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thusday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Open from 10h à 17h
Sunday Open from 10h à 17h
From 22 October to 06 November
Monday Open from 10h à 17h
Tuesday Open from 10h à 17h
Wednesday Open from 10h à 17h
Thusday Open from 10h à 17h
Friday Open from 10h à 17h
Saturday Open from 10h à 17h
Sunday Open from 10h à 17h
From 07 November to 18 December
Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday Closed
Thusday Closed
Friday Closed
Saturday Open from 10h à 17h
Sunday Open from 10h à 17h
From 19 December to 31 December
Monday Open from 10h à 17h
Tuesday Open from 10h à 17h
Wednesday Open from 10h à 17h
Thusday Open from 10h à 17h
Friday Open from 10h à 17h
Saturday Open from 10h à 17h
Sunday Open from 10h à 17h

Access

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Domain of Chaalis
D126
60300 FONTAINE-CHAALIS

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40 km north of Paris, the Domaine de Chaalis is located in the south-west of the Oise department, near Ermenonville, opposite the Mer de Sable.

  • From Paris: by the A1 motorway, exit n°7, direction Saint-Witz and Ermenonville.
  • From Lille: by the A1 motorway, exit N°8, direction Ermenonville.
  • By the N2 exit Le Plessis-Belleville then direction Ermenonville.

Perfume workshops

For individuals: Sundays at 3 p.m., from March 1 to November 1, by reservation on 03 44 54 04 02.

Hydroelectric power plant

By reservation only, visit and demonstration for groups (10 to 25 people)

Park, abbey church, chapel, rose garden, writers' path and museum

  • Full individual price: €10
  • Individual reduced price: €7
  • Adult groups: €8
  • School groups, from primary school to high school: €5
  • Free entrance for children under 7 years old.

Perfume workshops for individuals extra: 3 €
Guided tour extra: 3 €
Hydroelectric power plant : Groups only, by reservation: €3

NOVELTY : Come and eat at the Pavillon de Chaalis!

Chef Nicolas Castelet welcomes you to his table: 
– Country and Bourgeois lunch from 36€
– Romantic Tea Room 
– Exceptional dinner from 68€ (Travel in several sequences)

Reservation required on 06 78 88 96 75 or 06 16 27 06 85.

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