The castel of Châteaubriant

A medieval fortress and a Renaissance building, Châteaubriant Castle tells ten centuries of history.

In the Middle Ages, the Castle of Châteaubriant is in the heart of the Marches of Brittany. It constitutes a stronghold which defends the duchy against the kingdom of France. The keep, the ramparts, the seigneurial chapel and the lodgings of the medieval court still testify to the power of this fortress. In the 16th century, the barnyard became a place of residence open on gardens.


Le château de Chateaubriand


Practical information from October 2020 to April 2021

The castle

An off-the-beaten-track visit to unveil the history of the castle, its construction, its architecture and the life of its illustrious occupants from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance (Louise de Châteaubriant, François de Dinan, her grandson Jean de Laval and Françoise de Foix, mistress of the King of France of France François I

Saturdays and Sundays: discovery tour of the castle at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. (duration 1 hour).

Prices: 3 € full price, 2 € reduced price

Number of places limited to 10 people – Reservations recommended

During school holidays (except Christmas holidays), additional visiting sessions will be possible:

October holidays: from October 17 to 31, Wednesday to Sunday (except November 1) at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

February holidays: from February 20 to March 7 from Wednesday to Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

From the February holidays, an independent offer for families will be available during reception opening hours from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. (free)

Castle family box Do you feel ready? Go! A family immersion to discover the Château de Châteaubriant in a different way. A playful, participatory and sensory card game allowing a time of discovery in autonomy of the old fortress.



Châteaubriant Castle

Grand Patrimoine de Loire-Atlantique
Place du Général de Gaulle
Tel. +33 (0)2 40 28 20 20
Fax +33 (0)2 40 28 20 28