The Château de Monte-Cristo
Located in Port-Marly, the Château de Monte-Cristo offers you a true immersion into the world of Alexandre Dumas, where you can spend timeless moments.
How do I get to the Château de Monte-Cristo?
AddressChemin des Monferrands
The soul of Alexandre Dumas
Alexandre Dumas only lived in the Château de Monte-Cristo for four years, but everything here evokes the world of the author of "The Three Musketeers" and "The Count of Monte-Cristo". The writer had a fondness for Saint-Germain-en-Laye and wanted to take some distance from the city. He designed this residence in 1844 and had it built on Port-Marly hill. In the 1970s, the Château de Monte-Cristo found its previous splendour again, and opened its doors to a public curious for cultural discovery.
The visit begins with the Renaissance-inspired château. Inside, the daily life of Alexandre Dumas unfolds in the Moorish-style living room. Visitors can then cross the park to reach the Château d’If, a Neo-Gothic building that was the writer's office. In the course of an afternoon at the Château de Monte-Cristo, one can imagine Alexandre Dumas working on his manuscripts, and hear the ruffling of the dresses of the ladies who gathered to attend sumptuous receptions and breathe in the aroma of the delicious cuisine cooked by the great man himself.