National Museum of the Renaissance Tours
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Located 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Paris, the magnificent Château d’Écouen (one of the best preserved Renaissance castles in France and an architectural attraction in its own right) houses the National Museum of the Renaissance. The collection, showcased alongside the chateau’s original fixtures, includes furniture, glassware, ceramics, silverware, tapestries, paintings, weapons and stained glass from the Renaissance period — the only museum of its kind in France.
Not to be missed are the 10 sixteenth-century tapestries depicting the Biblical story of David and Bethsabe, the collection of silverware from baron Salomon de Rothschild and ceramics by Bernard Palissy unearthed during an excavation of the Louvre. The estate’s twelve hand-painted fireplaces are just as impressive as any piece in the collection.
National Museum of the Renaissance is closed on Tuesdays and free on the first Sunday of each month.
Address: Rue Jean Bullant, Écouen 95440, France
Hours: 9:30-12:45 & 2-5:45, Closed Tuesdays
Admission: € 5.00
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Frequently Asked Questions
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What are National Museum of the Renaissance hours of operation?
National Museum of the Renaissance hours of operation: 9:30-12:45 & 2-5:45, Closed Tuesdays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
What's the best way to experience National Museum of the Renaissance?
The best ways to experience National Museum of the Renaissance are:
- Paris Pass Including Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Entry to Over 60 Attractions
- Paris City Pass: Free admission & public transport
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