We went to Rambouillet on a Sunday. On the return trip, we could not get past the gates between the front door and the platforms. The sign said "access to trains," but it was nothing but barriers. The gates seemed to be activated by small, subway-style tickets, but we had a full size train ticket purchased at our station of origin. There was no one attending the station. We jumped over turnstiles, squoze through gates, crossed tracks, and climbed over a fence before finding a staircase that led to the right track. We could see a staircase after we broke through the gates, but it was fenced off. I can't find a layout of the station or any explanation anywhere else on the internet. Any one know what we did wrong (or what's wrong with the train station)?
What is the easiest way to get to Rambouillet from Paris? are there any buses or trains that go to the city? and how much might it cost to get there and back to Paris?
On our way back to Paris from Chartres, it seemed a shame not to stop in a town along the way and we chose Rambouillet for the lovely Chateau near the station for a 2-3hr break. Am I correct that there are buses to (and from) the Chateau often enough on a Saturday? I checked a couple websites and my French ce n'est pas tres bon so can somebody confirm bus schedules for us? This is the website:
S'il vous plait et Merci!