Écouen Castle is an icon of France

Among the famous castles to visit in France, it is interesting to enjoy the castle of Écouen, one of the great alternatives.

During the holidays it is interesting to keep in mind the possibility of knowing very famous castles, which are always constructions that are very worthwhile. One of them is the Ecouen Castlea historic construction that also houses an important museum that you should visit during the holidays.

Écouen Castle also houses an interesting museumThis interesting castle offers tourists the chance to get to know the municipality of Écouen, which is where it is located. Inside you can see the famous National Renaissance Museuma very complete visit that is usually well worth it for all tourists.

The variety of collections offered inside is quite extensive, with ceramic pieces, glassware, enamels, goldsmiths, paintings, tapestries, sculptures, among many others. It should be noted that it was inaugurated in 1977 and since then it has become one of the attractions of the area.


The castle It belongs to the French Renaissance and is one of the great wonders, as well as being in quite good condition. Since 1862 it has been listed as historical monuments, with the participation of the architect Jean Bullant and the sculptor Jean Goujon, among many others that can be seen.

Inside the courtyard of this museum we find a beautiful replica of the Slaves of Michelangelo, because the Louvre is the one that houses the originals. European artists like Bernard Palissy, Masseot Abasquesne or Jean Goujon They are present with works. It is also possible to see different rooms with Ottoman ceramic works, Limoges painted enamels, different weapons, antique furniture.

Note that the schedule to be able to know this castle and the museum is from Monday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., also from 2:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. except Tuesdays, which are closed. It is one of the cultural alternatives to take into account to be able to take advantage of the trip through this area of ​​France. Admission is free on the first Sunday of each month and for EU citizens between the ages of 18 and 26.

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