Attraction in the Vendee.
de Barbe Blue.
Tiffauges, Tel. 02 51 65 70 51.
Chateau de Barbe Blue.
de Tiffauges was once a medieval castle and its most infamous resident was
Gilles de Rais also known as blue beard and it was here that he committed
his atrocities. The Chateau today is known as Chateau de Barbe Bleue (blue
The 3 Hectare Castle is packed with 400 years of History, it
includes a huge collection of medieval war machines and object
Gilles de Rais was at 25years old the "marshal of France" he was
companion in arms of Joan of Arch, he latter retired to Tiffauge and took up
Alchemy believing that he could make gold from blood, he killed more than 200
children from the local area in his attempts.
In spring time there is a
3hour specticle and entertainment in this regions greatest medieval visitors
In July and August the Chateau de Tiffauges presents Gilles
the Legende an open air pageant. And Nuits de Legende,a late evening
event every Wednesday.
Fridays 10h to 12.30h &
14h to 19h
July - August. Every day
Nuits de Legende
Admission. Adult. 7euros
Child. (6-13) 5euros
Family 21 euros.
attractions in the Vendee