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Château de Carrouges

The château de Carrouges, lying on the border of Normandy and the Maine region, acts as a summary of seven centuries of history. It is surrounded by water-filled moats and the apartments lying behind its sober brick and granite pink facades retain all the charm of an inhabited residence.

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Opening / Closing

Times may vary

Open every day
1 April to 15 June and 1 to 30 September, 10 am to 12 noon and 2 to 6 pm
16 June to 31 August, 9:30 am to 12 noon and 2 to 6:30 pm
1 October to 31 March, 10 to 12 noon and 2 to 5 pm
Last tour leaving 1h before closing of reception

Closed
on January 1, May 1, November 1, November 11 and December 25

Prices

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BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE

By buying your tickets in advance, you can pick up your tickets in a FNAC store and go staight to the monument(s).

This way you save time and benefit from queue-jump tickets.

Your tickets are valid a year from their date of issue.

  • Pick up in store

    The Fnac network means
    you can have your tickets posted
    to your address or pick them up from any Fnac store.

    Cost: €1.60 processing fee + postage fee depending on chosen option
    Attention : the ticket can not be withdraw in the monument

Adult rate : 7,50 € 
Reduced rate : 4,50 € 
Adult group rate : 6 € (minimum 20 persons) 
School group rate : 30 € (maximum 35 students, 2 accompananying adults included, adult group rate for additional accompananying adult) 

Free admission :
Minors under 18 (family visit)
18-25 years old (for people under 26 years old who are citizens of one the 27 countries of EU or are non-European permanent residents of France)
Disabled visitors and their escorts
Unemployed persons


Going there

From Domfront: secondary road D 908 towards La Ferté-Macé, then towards Carrouges
From Alençon: exit n° 5, secondary road D 112 and main road N 12 towards Domfront, then secodary road D909 towards Carrouges
A28 and A88 ways nearly

Localisation

Châtau de Carrouges
61320 Carrouges
T 33 / (0)2 33 27 20 32 // 33 / (0)2 33 31 16 42
F 33 / (0)2 33 31 16 44

GPS details

Latitude : 48.5601
Longitude : -0.1543

presse

Philippe Bélaval nomme Xavier Bailly administrateur de l’abbaye du Mont Saint-Michel et du château de Carrouges
[02/06/2014]

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BUY YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE

By buying your tickets in advance, you can pick up your tickets in a FNAC store and go staight to the monument(s).

This way you save time and benefit from queue-jump tickets.

Your tickets are valid a year from their date of issue.

  • Pick up in store

    The Fnac network means
    you can have your tickets posted
    to your address or pick them up from any Fnac store.

    Cost: €1.60 processing fee + postage fee depending on chosen option
    Attention : the ticket can not be withdraw in the monument

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Understanding the château de Carrouges 

• Seven centuries of history. Carrouges started off in the 14th century as a stronghold during the Hundred Years’ War (a keep). It became a lordly residence in the 15th century (the Blosset wing), and in the 16th century a gatehouse tower was added, considered to be the first sign of Renaissance architecture in Normandy. It was refortified during the Wars of Religion (west bastion), before its role as a prestigious residence was reaffirmed in the late 16th century with the construction of two ‘classical’ wings and associated staircases by the architect François Gabriel. 

• Famous guests. The lords of Carrouges played host to King Louis XI in 1473 and to Catherine de Médicis and her retinue in 1570.

Visits

Guided tour

Visite commenté en français et visite commentée
en anglais et en italien sur réservation. 
Durée : 45 minutes environ
Avec document de visite (français, anglais, allemand, italien, espagnol, chinois, néerlandais, japonais, polonais, russe, portugais) 
Possibilité de prêt d'un livret en braille et en gros caractères  

Evening visit

Visites commentées :
vendredi 12 juillet à 20h45
vendredi 26 juillet  21h30 (possibilité de dîner sur place avant)
mercredi 14 août à 21h30 (possibilité de dîner sur place avant)
vendredi 23 août 20h45
vendredi 13 septembre 20h45

Réservation obligatoire
Tarifs visite seule : 9 € ; réduit 6 €.

Visit of the garden

français
groupes uniquement
sur réservation
durée : 45 mn

Gift and book shop

Guide Dog allowed

Dogs excluded, outside excepted

Accessibilité

Visiteurs mal et non-voyants

Visite commentée adaptée, tactile : matériaux de construction, mobilier, tissus…
Livret de visite en braille et en gros caractères.
Plans thermogonflés.

Visiteurs déficients intellectuels

Visite adaptée, tactile le cas échéant

Services

Toilettes
Librairie-boutique
Location de salles
Restauration gourmande "instants privilégiés" avec la visite : accueil café, petit-déjeuner, brunch, déjeuner, goûter... (pour les groupes, sur réservation) 

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Éditions du patrimoine

Château de Carrouges
Itinéraires
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100 monuments, 100 écrivains / Histoires de France
Hors collection
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Le Guide du patrimoine en France
Hors collection
See the detailed sheet
Bêtes off
Catalogues d'exposition
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Le cahier d'activités des enfants qui remontent le temps
Cahiers d'activités
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Agenda "100 monuments pour 2014"
Hors collection
See the detailed sheet
 
 
 

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