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Chateau de Tiffauges, Tiffauges

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Castle Tourist Spot
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. Put Chateau de Tiffauges into our Tiffauges itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Tiffauges.
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  • We decided to go here after reading others reviews and we were not disappointed. Make sure you arrive for either the morning or afternoon opening as there are several events/shows that are at pre-set ...  more »
  • We were expecting just a walk around the ruins. What we got was about a 3 hour spectacular. 3d movie, Re-enactments including jousting, Old War machines and games for Children and adults. Plus a walk ...  more »
  • if you want to spend a good moment of history, really nice show during the night with all parts of history of france and great lights.  more »
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  • Nice and frendly castle. Great show.
  • Great small medieval castle with excellent shows, especially the jousting! Shame no cafe to eat, but well worth a visit!
  • Great day out for children.
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  • Very nice. The staff is very courteous and fun activities will appeal to children. A really nice afternoon.
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