Château de Champs-sur-Marne to Reopen Outside Paris

Champs Sur Marne Chateau, Outside Paris, FranceVersailles, Fontainebleau, Vaux-le-Vicomte… The Île-de-France region is home to some impressive chateaux outside of Paris, perfect for touring when visitors to the world’s most popular city need a little fresh country air. Here’s a tip for summer travelers: the Château de Champs-sur-Marne, a magnificent castle about 30 minutes east of Paris, is reopening on June 29, 2013 after a massive renovation. Closed since 2006, the chateau has been featured in more than 80 films, including Sofia Coppola’s "Marie-Antoinette.”

The 18th century chateau has a prestigious history; it was converted into a Presidential Residence from 1959 to 1974 where influential guests of the State were welcomed in style. Along with the beautiful interiors, the 200-acre park—classified one of France’s “remarkable gardens”—is a must visit. Adult tickets are priced at 7.50 euros. For more information, visit

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