Chantilly Gallery of Paintings
Destinations,  Sightseeing

Castles (Châteaux) Around Paris

Chantilly Gallery of Paintings
The layout of the Gallery of Paintings is typical of 19th century museums, whether public or private. ©2010 C. Shaughnessy-Larsson

These are castles in the Paris region.

Malmaison Château

Petite Malmaison Château

Château de Pierrefonds

Compiègne, the Imperial City

Château d’Écouen – Museum of the Renaissance

Château Vaux le Vicomte

Château de Fontainebleau

Domaine de Chantilly

What Colleen’s Paris has to say:

Day Trip to Chantilly

Travel from train to Château Vaux le Vicomte

This Web site and and its blog articles are for travelers to Paris who are looking for advice from someone who lives in Paris. These tips are "for Parisians at heart". Many people would like to visit, some can and some cannot - so I will help you enjoy a glimpse of the city and its surroundings. This project has been ongoing since 2002. Prior to living in Paris (since 1992) my European history began in the early 70s with three years in Wiesbaden, Germany. My next foray onto the Continent was in the mid-80s after graduation from the University of Florida (where I met Erik): traveling around Europe and UK with my friend, Margie, hitchhiking around and working in Ireland. After living and working as a journalist in Sweden for four years, traveling on boats, the Trans-Siberian Railway, local trains and planes took Erik and I around the world. I began working as a flight attendant in 1990 for American Airlines, based in Chicago. We moved to Paris, France in 1992 where I commuted between Paris and Chicago for my flight attendant/stewardess job. Finally my inner voice said "Stop!" and I left American Airlines six weeks shy of 20 years January 1, 2010. Now that is over and I am back working as a journalist and photographer full time on Colleensparis.com - My videos are posted on YouTube on the colleensparis youtube channel. and I am active in Toastmasters 75. Enjoy!