Visit of the castle of Monte-Cristo

The Château de Monte-Cristo is located in the suburbs of Paris at Port-Marly - one hour from the center of Paris. The castle was the home of Alexandre Dumas.

Alexandre Dumas, the author of the three Musketeers and the count of Monte-Cristo, was already rich and famous when he built his new home in Port-Marly, he named it the castle of Monte Cristo. The building is like the great writer, baroque and grandiose. Dumas was a good living person, he had many mistresses, invited a large number of people in his castle. He led a lavish lifestyle and had to sell the castle to find money. The Castle had a long period of disuse before being saved from destruction. Today you can visit the mansion and the Park which have kept the imprint of Dumas. It is necessary to come by car because there is no public transport near the castle.

Interest: notegood (1 note)
Difficulty: difficulté
Duration: 2 h.

The entrance to the castle

The entrance to the castle
You need a car to go the château de Monte-Cristo. There is a large car park near the castle. The entrance fee is 7 euros. Check the opening time on the official site, it’s often closed.

The Park

The Park
The park is not very large but it’s very pretty.

Passage under the rocks

Passage under the rocks

'The chateau d''If'

'The chateau d''If'
'The chateau d''if is a small home located a few meters from the main residence, it was the office of Alexandre Dumas. You can’t visit it.'

'The façade of the chateau d''If'

'The façade of the chateau d''If'
On the facade you can see the titles of the novels of Alexandre Dumas.

The castle of Monte-Cristo

The castle of Monte-Cristo
The house was buit by Alexandre Dumas (french writer of the three musketeers) in 1847. Unfortunately he doesn’t stay long in this beautiful house, he sold it to pay his debt.

The castle of Monte-Cristo

The castle of Monte-Cristo
The exterior of the castle worth the look. The castle can be visited in 30 minutes. Inside there are many documents tracing the life of Dumas.

The Moorish lounge

The Moorish lounge
Dumas was a great traveller and created a oriental lounge. This piece is not representative of the whole castle, the other rooms are more traditional.

The garden of Haidee

The garden of Haidee

Contemporary art

Contemporary art

The Park

The Park
The small park is very nice.

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