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Château de Tiffauges : The biggest medieval site in Vendée

We invite you to live an unforgettable half-day at the heart of the Middle Ages.

A strong and strategic fortified castle

Standing firm and proud on its rocky crag, this fortress was erected during the 12th century. Its 700 meters long outer wall is reinforced by 18 tours and contains remarkable architectural treasures. 

The covered walkway with its 37 machicolations is an amazing construction where you’ll discover a curious acoustic phenomenon. 

The crypt situated under the Romanesque chapel Saint-Vincent will surprise you with the thinness of its columns and with the quality of its finely worked capitals. 

Gilles de Rais

Companion in arms of Joan of Arc, lord of Tiffauges and Marshal of France, Gilles de Rais had the castle transformed into its major achievement. 

This mysterious figure of the history of France gave also birth to the legend of Bluebeard. 


Many areas will let you discover the life in the fortress during the Middle-Ages: high definition 3D movie, shows, medieval war machines in operation and activities for the whole family. 

The château de Tiffauges gives the opportunity to learn the history and its treasures in an entertaining and educational way. 


Opening hours :  

April, May   

Mondays to Fridays : 10 am - 12.30 pm / 2 pm - 6 pm 

Week-ends and bank holidays : 2 pm - 7 pm 


Mondays to Fridays : 10 am - 6 pm 

Week-ends : 2 pm - 7 pm 

July and August 

Daily : 11 am - 7 pm 


Wednesdays to Friday : 10 am - 12.30 pm / 2pm - 6pm 

Week-ends : 2 pm - 7 pm 

Visit duration : 3 hours minimum. 

Ticket valid for one day, possibility to leave at any time during the day and to come back until closing time. 


Admission fees

Individual : 8 € 

6 – 26 years old : 6 € 

Free for children under 6 

Family ticket : 24€ 



Shop with books, postcards, gifts, ice-cream, refreshments … 

Picnic areas all around the outer walls. 

• Discover the different accommodation facilities nearby Tiffauges : 


• Tourist information : 

To help you planning your holidays, we invite you to click on the following links leading to the tourism service providers websites : 

Mortagne sur sevre Tourist Office 

Tourist pole of the Vendee 

Departemental comittee of Tourism in the Vendee