Chateau de Tiffauges, Tiffauges

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Chateau de 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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Chateau de Tiffauges by using our Tiffauges online travel route planner .
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  • It is absolutely necessary to go to this castle!! the shows are of a high quality, and the ruins of the castle are to be seen
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  • We spent an afternoon with our family with two young children (5 and 8) and loved it, the sets, the actors, the stories told are just great, activities to involve the children while teaching them the history of the castle, the opportunity to try archery, crossbow and lots of other things to do, I recommend!
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  • 1. The castle (very well) All right, good animation, this is the third time I've come since its creation, I'm not getting used to it. Only downside, the lack of parking around the site which makes parking complicated and lack of shade on the site, which makes visit ingesting in times of heavy heat. The site may be getting a little older too. I found it a pity absence of the animation of Bluebeard in his alchemy lab replaced by a shadow theater on Bluebeard. 2. The nightly show of 2019 (new scenario) - a great moment of boredom - Good actors, volunteers too, friendly setting, the problem... The 2019 script on the life of Gilles de Rais is soft and boring, sometimes even some sung monologues seem hollow, empty lyrics, rhymes for rhyme especially the passage of Gilles de Rais alone after his confession during the judgment. We have a Gilles de Rais affadi, which we wanted to make perhaps sensitive and human, but it does not take. We were disappointed. My son was so bored that he asked to leave 30 minutes before the end yet it's not his kind, nor his first show. The passage from the sacred to Reims in Latin with Joan of Arc too long... This could have been a nice passage borrowed from sanctity, but too much Latin to kill the whole thing. Only pleasant moment, the moment of ritual with demon summoner abbot, the game of fire jugglers made this passage more dynamic and attractive.
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  • Lots of activities and interesting displays. Shows are great. 22 euros fur 2 adukts and 1 child aged 7. Well worth a visit.
  • Best value for money !!! Awesome entertainment even if you don’t speak French ! lots to do ! Kids would love it. Not too busy for this time of the year ! And the staff was very helpful and so friendly ! Thanks again
  • What a place! So much to see and do, from static displays to full on historical re-enactments. We spent the whole day there. The staff are very helpful to the non French speakera.
  • If you can forgive the french bias and liberty with historical facts, then this is a great day out with some great shows and awesome trebuchet's to watch
  • Lovely castle to visit for all the family.
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