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Château de Barbe Blue.
85130 Tiffauges, Tel. 02 51 65 70 51.
The Château de Tiffauges was once a medieval castle and its most infamous resident was Gilles de Rais
also known as Bluebeard and it was here that he committed his
atrocities. The Château today is known as Château de Barbe-Bleue (blue
The 3 Hectare Castle is packed with 900 years of History, it includes a
large collection of medieval war machines with daily demonstrations of
them working. There is also a collection of objects used by Alchemists.
Gilles de Rais was the "marshal of France" by the time he was 25 years
old and was companion in arms of Joan of Arc, he later retired to
Tiffauges and took up Alchemy believing that he could make gold from
blood, and in his attempts he killed more than 200 children from the
In spring there is a 3 hour spectacle and entertainment in this region’s greatest visitor’s attraction of medieval origin.
In July and August the Château de Tiffauges presents “Gilles de Rais” an open air pageant, and “Nuits de Legende”, a late evening event every Wednesday.
New 2011. 3D film with amazing special effects takes you back to the middle ages.
Les Contre du Moyen Age. Legends and tales of the middle ages
Open: Apri, may, & September
Mondays to Fridays 10h to 12.30h & 14h to 18h
June. Monday to Friday 10h to 18h, weekends 14h to 19h
July - August. Every day 11-19h
Nuits de Legende Wednesday 22h
14th 15th September 2013 14h Heritage Days Free entre
28th & 29th September 2013 Raids des Chaussees
Admission. Adult. 7euros
Youths. (6-26) 5euros
Family 21 euros.
Under 6year old free
Christmas Market; 2nd ,3rd & 8th, 9th December 2012
Château de Tiffauges photos
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