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Chateau de Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas' House

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A hidden gem and really interesting

A bit difficult to find you have to drive to the far end of a hospital carpark to get there. Very... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
nicholas m
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London, United Kingdom
Missable but not to be missed!

Difficult to track down but found it in the end - free parking once you suss the system. Gate at... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
RWTH
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Dymchurch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

A bit difficult to find you have to drive to the far end of a hospital carpark to get there. Very quiet but extremely interesting chateau build by Dumas to work in and entertain in.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Difficult to track down but found it in the end - free parking once you suss the system. Gate at the end of a busy payant carpark and street but you simply press the buzzer and the gate opens and lot's of easy places to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This was the incredibly ambitious and mad project of the famous writer Dumas... what a wonderful domain with a beautiful English style garden. There are not many tourists who come here so it is a lovely place to come and visit for an outing for...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visiting this château where Alexandre Dumas Père (the elder of two Dumas writers ) lived and wrote makes for a charming couple of hours. Do not expect a ‘Palace of Versailles’ style castle, but rather a mansion. (Linguists no longer translate the French word ‘château’’...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We read the reviews and decided to see Dumas' castle. From Paris, we took the RER A Train to St-Germain-En-Laye and then took the No.10 bus on the side of the St.-Germaine chateau. The place loses one star for poor instructions: the bus driver was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 29 August 2017

Visited here with a group and had a guided tour in English. There is a lovely park around the house. Be careful where you park if you drive there.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Diane M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The famous book on the Earl of Montecristo inspired the writer Alexander Dumas to name after this wonderful castle and built also in fron of it another little new gothic building with inside his studio named Chateau d'If. The house is really nice, built in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is an interesting building located in pleasant gardens, with much detail of the life and times of Alexandre Dumas. We were required to join a tour, which understandably was conducted in French by an animated lady who seemed to know her stuff very well,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Beautiful muséum about Alexandre Dumas with paintings , his Life ,and after walk in The amazing and quiet garden

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

we very much enjoyed our visit here. The castle and grounds are extremely well maintained. The gardens are lovely. The historical displays of A. Dumas' life and achievements are extremely informative. A great way to spend a few hours away from Paris. Can be combined...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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