Ermenonville is a city 45 kilometers North-East of Paris, in the Oise département of France. Ermenonville is known for its park. The Jean-Jacques Rousseau park, created by the marquis de Girardin, is regarded as the first landscape garden in France. It owes its name to the French philosopher who spent the last six weeks of his life here. He passed away in 1778 and was buried in the park, on the Island of Poplars. His original tomb, which can still be seen, became a cenotaph in 1794 when his remains were transferred to the Pantheon in Paris. The tomb has the inscription 'Here lies the man of Nature and of Truth'. There is also a Temple of Philosophy, left unfinished to symbolize the incompleteness of human knowledge.
Celebration of Rousseau's Tercentenary (1712-1778)
All events organized at this occasion, in France and abroad, can be found here.
45 kms from Paris
The nearest airport is Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport (25 km)
The airport of Orly is closer to the center of Paris (70 km from Ermenonville)
For details, check following Google map:
Coming by car:
From Paris: take A1 highway, direction Lille. Leave highway at exit #8, direction Senlis. At the roundabout, follow direction Ermenonville. Cross the forest of Ermenonville and then turn left. The castle of Ermenonville is on your left, at the level of the paved road.
From Reims/Soissons: Take national road #2, direction Paris. Exit at Plessis-Belleville. At the roundabout, follow direction Ermenonville. Cross the village by going downhill. The castle is on your right, at the level of the paved road.
From the exposition parc of Villepinte: Take national road #2, direction Soissons. Exit at Plessis-Belleville. At the roundabout, follow direction Ermenonville. Cross the village by going downhill. The castle is on your right, at the level of the paved road.
From Chantilly: Follow direction Senlis then direction Crépy en Valois and at the roundabout on the right, direction Ermenonville. The castle of Ermenonville is at the entrance of the village, on your left.
Coming by train:
The nearest railway station is Plessis-Belleville (6 km from Ermenonville) on line K of the Transilien railway (Transilien map here). Take a taxi (book it in advance at the Castle of Ermenonville) from Plessis-Belleville railway station to Ermenonville (Rate: approx 20.- €).
Other railway station: Roissy Charles de Gaulle
Information about SNCF Transilien railway here.
Coming by plane:
The nearest airport is Roissy Charles de Gaulle
If you wish to take a taxi, we advise you to contact the Castle of Ermenonville in advance to book one with the taxi company they are used to work with (so that you will not have any bad surprises with the price or with taxis at the airport which are not willing to make a "short" trip in direction of Ermenonville).
to contact the castle of Ermenonville:
phone: +33 (0)3 44 54 00 26
Rate from Paris to Ermenonville:
approx. 120,00 €
Rate from Roissy Charles de Gaulle:
Day rate: approx. 55.- € ( from 7:00 to 19:00)
Night rate: approx. 70.- € (from 19:00 to 7:00)
contact Ermenonville Taxi (Mr Friteau, phone: +33 (0)6 07 55 26 45)
Coming by helicopter:
Helipad in the parc of the castle, near the lake (Transfers on demand)
Latitude : 49° 08’ 00 ‘’
Longitude : 02° 42’ 00’’ E
How to get from Paris to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport:
By Air France Bus
one line from Orly Airport (rate: 20,00 €)
one line from Gare Montparnasse-Gare de Lyon (rate:17,00€)
one line from Etoile-Porte Maillot (rate:17,00€)
From Opéra (rate: 10,00€)
Line B (Rate: Approx 9,25 €)
Rate 50 - 60 €