Saturday, 11 February 2012

The Visitables Castles in Seine-Saint-Denis department

The Castle of Saint-Ouen

Montfermeil, the Castle of Cédres
This is Denis Néret, Attorney to the House of Paris which build this castle in 1640. His heirs kept nearly a century after his death. At the time of construction of building, architecture meets the rules of classicism.
The artists of this period, corresponding roughly to the reign of Louis XIII, interpret freely, as in the Renaissance, the ancient Greco-Roman art.

(Website Châteaux en France,

To go to montfermeil,

* In RER
From Paris Gare de l'Est, take the P-IBD (train), direction of Meaux station, or Line E (RER) to Gare du Nord (Gournay-scales) and get off at Chelles-Gournay, then take line 613 (TRA) towards Aulnay sous Bois and get off at inter Montfermeil Hospital.

* In Car
Porte de Bagnolet, Head south-east of Av Cartellier, left, join A3 toward Lille / Charles de Gaulle / Bobigny, Stay in left lane
Take exit 3 towards Bondy / Meaux, Join N3, Slight right to stay on N3, turn right on N403 at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto N370, turn right on Boulevard Emile Zola, turn right on Av Jean Moulin, continue on Av de Clichy-Sous-Bois, turn left onto Hardy Boulevard, turn right on Rue de la Haute Futaie, turn right on Jean Mermoz Pl, take the 1st right and stay on

● Saint-Ouen, the Castle of Saint-Ouen

In the seventeenth century, Joachim of Seiglières Boisfranc built himself a castle on his estate of Saint-Ouen in using Lepautre architect Antoine (1621-1691). Antoine Lepautre is a protege of Cardinal Mazarin, who appointed him royal architect. It performs many buildings as the Hotel de Beauvais in Paris rue François Miron or the castle of St. Cloud for Monsieur, brother of the king. It is also the architect of the great waterfall of the castle of Saint-Cloud and stables and carriages for delivery to the castle of Colbert, at Sceaux

(Tourisme 93,

To go to Saint-Ouen,

* In metro
From Paris, take line 13, St-Denis-Gennevilliers, get off at Mairie de Saint-Ouen, the castle is located just steps from the subway exit at 12 Albert Street Dhalenne.

* In Car
Porte de Saint-Ouen, head north on Avenue de la Porte de Saint Ouen to Boulevards Marshals / Bd Ney, Continue on Av Péri/D111 Gabriel, take slight right onto Boulevard Victor Hugo/D410, Continue follow D410, turn left on Albert street Dhalenne/D22 Albert Street Dhalenne.

To go to the Castles, the tourism, the events, show in the Castles....

Itineraries and transport

Chapter I, the world of Castle

The visitables Castles in the other departments:

91, Essonne Department

92,  Hauts-de-Seine 

94, Val de Marne 

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