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Chateau de Tiffauges

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Really enjoyable spectacle. Kids loved it.

Tiffauges is a castle with a rich and interesting history, which is brought to life with animations... read more

Reviewed August 8, 2018
V3511HLbillb
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Great spectacle, wonderful setting

We visited the Chateau with young children and found it a delightful and welcoming place. It’s... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Phil B
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London, United Kingdom
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The largest medieval fortress in the region, wonderful shows and entertainments, conservatory and medieval war machines unique in Europe!This castle of Gilles de Rais, companion of Jeanne d’Arc, since the twelfth century occupies a strategic...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Rue du Chateau, 85130 Tiffauges, France
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Reviewed August 8, 2018

Tiffauges is a castle with a rich and interesting history, which is brought to life with animations throughout the day from a great team. From demonstrations of trebuchets and siege towers and cranes to a fantastic show of jousting and games and swordplay. The kids...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Chateau with young children and found it a delightful and welcoming place. It’s very affordable - certainly when compared to Puy de Fou! But the jousting and knights were equally fantastic. There is plenty to see and do - in a manageable...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Very well informed and good walking around the grounds, there is a nice cafe within the grounds, staff are very friendly. Would definately come here again.

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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Nice castle and really French styled village very near by, excellent for lunch and watching the world go by.

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Tiffauges castle is marked by three great building campaigns : At the start of the twelfth century Geoffroy de Thouars orders the construction of the keep, the gatehouse and the great curtain wall. His successors dot the enclosure with flanking towers. In 1422 Catherine de...More

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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Went with young family - boys aged 5, 3, 1. Enjoyed exploring the place, however the stand out really was the show which was different level. It was peeing it down with rain but the performers still went guns blazing and put on a great...More

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Reviewed 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 have been as lavish as Puy de Fou, though were more personal, and 'close'......More

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Those guys back home could learn a few things from here! Yes of course the shows and demonstrations are all in French but they were all awe inspiring. The trebuchets (catapults) were all fully working (of course rebuilt) and shown off to great effect, very...More

Thank Adam L
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

An excellent day out for a very reasonable price. Went with 6 year old and 2 year old and both were entranced all day. So much to do! Staff were all so friendly and helpful (and spoke English). The "spectacles" were amazing and we all...More

Thank Anna H
Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

Visited with a 6yr,4yr and 1.5yr old, great day. The medieval tournament show was brilliant and enjoyed by all the kids. Also has a brill area of kids games with a jousting game which my two really enjoyed. Only reason it's not 5stars is that...More

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If I remember from our visit, to enter the chateau should not be a problem. The actual grounds are suitable for visitors with limited mobility. The outdoor performance arena is also suitable (sitting first row) but to visit... More
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