Castle of Montreuil-Bellay
Historic site and monument

Castle of Montreuil-Bellay

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay, with its 15 defense towers and 600 meters of ramparts, looks like an impregnable fortress!

About us

The feudal castle of Montreuil-Bellay was built around 1025. You should see the barbican, the fortified moats and ramparts, the vaulted underground passages, the kitchen with a central hearth, vestiges of the Middle Ages from this period.
Then the lords flank the fortress with elegant constructions based on large vaulted cellars dating from the XNUMXth century.
The new castle and the collegiate church, the home of the canons, the ovens (exhibitions) date from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries. The chateau is fully furnished. It is also a wine estate whose vintages you will discover.

As an option for your visit to the castle, go into the heart of the bowels of the fortress during an unusual guided tour. From the barbican, to the ditches topped by the ramparts, you will discover the unique military architecture of this place and the story of memorable battles which illustrate the thousand-year-old history of the castle.
The duration of this route is 45 minutes, in addition to the visit. Booking is recommended. This tour is not accessible for strollers or people with reduced mobility and may be canceled in the event of bad weather.

Brands & Labels
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries
Trademarks & labels | Vineyards and discoveries

Duration:

From: 30 / 03 / 24 To: 30 / 06 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
From: 01 / 07 / 24 To: 31 / 08 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
From: 01 / 09 / 24 To: 30 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
From: 01 / 10 / 24 To: 18 / 10 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 14AM to 00PM
From: 19 / 10 / 24 To: 03 / 11 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Thursday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Friday :
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • On Saturday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday:
    from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
From: 26 / 12 / 24 To: 30 / 12 / 24
  • Monday :
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • Thursday :
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • Friday :
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 14AM to 00PM
  • Sunday:
    from 14AM to 00PM

Exceptional closure(s): 25 December

Prices

From: 01 / 01 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Adult - Guided tour "Walking in the bowels of the fortress": +4 € 12.40€
  • Kids - Guided tour "Walking in the bowels of the fortress": +3 € 7.50€
  • Big family - 2 adults + 2 children 35.82€
  • Adult group - Different formulas possible. Mandatory reservation. 10.50 € to 17.50 €
  • Children group - Different formulas possible. Mandatory reservation. 7.50 € to 10.50 €

Free for children under: 7 years old, Minimum age child rate: 7 years old, Maximum age child rate: 18 years old

  • Payment Methods: Cheque, Bank/credit card, Cash, Chèque-Vacances Classic, Transfer

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Services Marketing method
  • Sale at the property
Shops
  • Shop
Customer assistance / transport
  • Drop off on site for groups
Customer support / practice
  • Tourist Documentation
Visit
  • Guided tours
Equipments Parking
  • Parking nearby
Interior equipment
  • Toilets

Treasure hunt at the castle: the chatelaine of Montreuil-Bellay has found an old chest in the cellars of the castle. It certainly contains a treasure!
By following the visit route, thanks to a treasure hunt, the children explore and discover the smallest corners of the castle. In the gardens as in the interiors, they carry out the investigation and collect the precious clues to find the code of the famous treasure!
Two courses adapted to each age. Included in the entrance fee.
Will our budding investigators uncover the mystery of the safe?

Adapted tourism criteria
  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
Description of motor handicap

Garden accessible on one level.
Medieval kitchen accessible by two steps.
Château-neuf accessible by five steps.

Contact information

Place des Ormeaux
49260 Montreuil-Bellay