Castle of Tiffauges, Tiffauges

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Castle of Tiffauges was thought to be one residence of Gilles de Rais: fighting companion of Joan of Ark, notorious serial killer, and the inspiration for the legend of Bluebeard. Due to this tainted history, the château was left to ruin for many years, but after the Counsel General of Vendée acquired the property, it once again opened to the public. The largest medieval castle in the region, it features an alchemy workshop and an array of war machines from that period on display. After learning the science of making gold, take a tour of the grounds and search for the ghosts that are said to haunt the castle looking for revenge. Put Castle of Tiffauges into our Tiffauges itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tiffauges.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Great time at the Château de Tiffauges. Lots of things to see. Shows well played with talented actors. Educational and entertaining.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Really enjoyed visiting here, as we were staying locally, and thorough exceeded expectations, as we ended up staying 4+hours there seeing the various shows. The spectacles in the grandstand may not ha...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    After a day at the puy du fou, heavy machinery of show, it is nice to discover Tiffauge. Among the stones of the Castle team makes us travel in history with precision and keeping this lightness that leaves us dreaming. Learn without even realizing it, a pleasure to share with family
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  • August 5, 2017
    Brilliant day for all the family. Shows are great. Helps to understand so. Even French but you can still follow the action without. Plenty for kids to do. A place to spend all day and good value for money. Guide book in English given at the entrance. Food and drink available inside. Car park not immediately obvious but parking near the river is best, just allow for a 5 minute walk.
  • August 10, 2017
    Excellent for all ages. My two of 6 years and 2 years had an awesome day. The "spectacles" were amazing. It's well laid out. Picnic benches and food are available and staff are friendly and helpful. Highly recommend
  • July 27, 2017
    Really good guides (who all seemed to speak English) and a fun show with fighting, horses, jousting and several old war machines such as trebuchet. All very well done and lots of stuff for kids. Nice setting looking out over the river. Nice restaurant just across the road from the entrance.
  • August 6, 2017
    Lots of games for all ages to play. Have go archery included. Great horsemanship displays of jousting and full size medieval siege machines demonstrated . Great for all ages.
  • August 24, 2016
    Nice and frendly castle. Great show.

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