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Le Moulin is situated a 10 minute walk from the station at Gif-Sur-Yvette, which is on the RER network and links directly to Paris with trains every 15 minutes meaning you can be in central Paris in 40 minutes door to door. Enabling the guest to take full advantage of all that Paris has to offer, be it the sights and galleries or the restaurants and bars.
The Palace of Versailles is famous the world over not least for its chequered history as firstly the seat of the now abandoned monarchy of France (see French Revoultion) and also the place where the Treaty of Versaille, the treaty to end the First World War was signed.
Le Moulin de la Tuilerie and it’s luxurious self catering accommodation is close to Versailles, but is also well placed to visit a variety of interesting local Chateaux. Obviously Versailles takes the crown as the most splendid, but there are a variety of smaller and equally as interesting chateaux locally – you can find details further on in this guide. We hope it will help you plan your visit to Essonne and the region around Gif-sur-Yvette.
Palace de Versailles 19 km from Le Moulin
If you are looking to visit Disneyland Paris, but want somewhere a little more special to stay then Le Moulin de la Tuilerie is just over an hour’s drive or 71km from Disneyland Paris from it’s base in Marné-la-Vallee.
Attractions at Disneyland Paris include Phantom Manor, Star Wars Hyperspace, Indiana Jones et la Temple and of course the fabulous Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Le Golf National
If you like golf, Le Moulin de la Tuilerie is placed perfectly for a fantastic golfing holiday. Le Golf National is an 18 hole course 12 km away and will play host to the 2018’s Ryder Cup. Le Moulin de la Tuilerie has been chosen to play host to officials for the tournament. Play on the Albatros course and walk in the footsteps of your golfing hero’s.
If you looking for something less challenging, Gif Sur Yvette has its own golf course. Golf de Gif-Chevry is open 9 till 6 daily. Approx 6 km from Le Moulin Tél: 01.60.12.40.33
Chateau Coubertin is managed by the Fondation de Coubertin, which is responsible for it’s restoration. A day visit to it’s beautiful house and gardens will cost you around 20 euros and is just 6.5km from our Le Moulin de la Tuilerie.
Chateau de la Madeleine
Château de la Madeleine is only 8 km from Le Moulin de la Tuilerie. Built in the 11th century the chateau is protected by the French Ministry of Culture. Rooms are accessible throughout the castle. Entry is free so well worth adding to your holiday itinerary.
Chateau de Dampierre
Chateau de Dampierre is located in the Chevreuse Valley and is larger than many of the local chateaux located close to Le Moulin de la Tuilerie. Chateau de Dampierre is just 11 km from Le Moulin.
Built between 1675 and 1683 and full of history including being inhabited by King Louis XIV and XV. Dampierre is equally as splendid as Versaille with a park and gardens available to wonder round.
Chateau de Groussay
Chateau de Groussay is located in the town of Montfort-lArmaury, Built in 1815 the chateau has a house and an unusual copper tent in the gardens plus a Chines pagoda, a labyrinth and a theater of verdure (greenery).
The theatre of verdure plays host to several plays throughout the year.
This charming chateau is about 13 km from Le Moulin. The Chateau where in 1912 the future Duke of Windsor, stayed with the family for four months in order to learn French.
The chateau is still the home of the Marquis de Breteuil. A full ticket costs approx 16 euros, which will get you into the house and gardens. One hour tours are available all day, everyday and can be tailored to your group’s needs.
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