Thoiry Mansion

Built as a "solar house" by Raoul Moreau, treasurer to Henri II, this Renaissance château boasts a superb location on a hilltop, hence its role as a solar instrument. As a result, the sunrise and sunset occur along the axis of the façade during solstices. Today, the château organises tours (only of the uninhabited area), by guides dressed in period costume.

Useful information

Address:

78770 Thoiry

Phone:

+33 1 34 87 52 25

Price:

30 € (-14 years old 24 €)

Opening hours

2pm-6pm - closed Mon

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