Castle of Breteuil

The Castle of Breteuil (Chateau de Breteuil) was built in the early seventeenth century, 35 kilometers from Paris. Since its appearance it still belongs to one noble family, which gave France three ministers.

The palace of Breteuil is notable because the famous French writer Charles Perrault lived there. He gave the world such remarkable tales as “Little Red Riding Hood”, “Cinderella”, “Puss in Boots”, “Sleeping Beauty”, “Bluebeard” and many others. Nowadays, a part of the mansion is reserved for an interesting museum of Charles Perrault.

The halls of the palace are decorated with wood paneling with numerous portraits of family members, antique Gobelin tapestries, wax figures. All this emphasizes the rich history of the castle of Breteuil.

At one time the future British king Edward the Seventh often spent time in this place, because he had been a great friend of the Marquis de Breteuil.

The castle and its park are distinguished by the French elegance and very interesting to visit. We especially recommend you to arrive at the castle during Easter celebrations, when the owners traditionally hide Easter eggs in the garden.

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