Château de Monte-Cristo

Le Port-Marly, France

The Château de Monte-Cristo is a writer's house museum located in the country home of the writer Alexandre Dumas. The château was built in 1846 by the architect Hippolyte Durand. Dumas named it after one of his most successful novels: The Count of Monte Cristo (1845–1846). Durand also built a writing studio on the grounds, which Dumas named the Château d'If after another setting from the same novel. In 1848, short of money, Dumas had to sell the property.

The château fell into disrepair by the 1960s, it was restored with the patronage of King Hassan II of Morocco, who financed the restoration of its Moorish room. Since 1994, the two châteaux and gardens have been restored. The entire property is operated as a public historic museum memorializing Dumas.



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Founded: 1846
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in France


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Illan (2 months ago)
By coincidence was rereading count de monte Cristo so was a nice surprise to find this place From Paris we took the RER and than bus 10 (2 Euro each), once you reach what look like the entrance in the map you will need to keep walking up the street then first turn left and again left and in few minutes you will get to ticket/gift shop to enter the place. While most details are in French there is also some in English so best to come with someone that can read French as there are interesting fact and anecdotes.
Stefanos Mavrocordatos (6 months ago)
Nice gardens and inside the château lots of history!
Fabian Joya (8 months ago)
Not as interesting as I thought it would be, but worth a visit if you live in Paris or have a special interest in Dumas. Pick a nice day so you can take advantage of the gardens. I wouldn't go out of my way to see this if you are here as a tourist. There are plenty of better things to see and experience.
clare roberts (13 months ago)
amazing gardens around the castle. And loads of history attached to the place.
Edouard FERRON-MALLETT (2 years ago)
It is quite extraordinary in terms of location. You can visit Alexandre Dumas' Chateau and garden. You can have a nice walk through the numerous acres of garden. Enjoy a visit of the three floors of his Chateau, showing his taste for luxury and gastronomy. Fascinating. I recommend it for families and anyone curious about Alexandre Dumas
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