Anako Museum of the Castle of the Queen of Sicily
Museum

Anako Museum of the Castle of the Queen of Sicily

  • Pet Friendly

The Queen of Sicily Castle presents in its different rooms and spaces the ethnographic exhibitions of the Foundation and the Anako association which have made it a true “Quai Branly of the Loire Valley”.

The castle of the Queen of Sicily is, with the castle of Saumur and the Maison du Roi, one of the most emblematic civil monuments of the city of Saumur. Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, Aragon, Lorraine, Anjou and Jerusalem, mother of King René of Anjou wrote her will there and died there in 1442.

The old defensive fortress transformed into a noble residence in the 2021th century housed numerous activities. In the second half of the 2022th century, the castle housed a house of associations then the Saumur university center until September XNUMX. From spring XNUMX, the Yolande d'Aragon conference room hosts the tribulations of Anako every two months which offer audiovisual meetings, screening-debates and film conferences always hosted by passionate and talented directors.

From the spring of 2023, the Queen of Sicily's castle will present in its various rooms and spaces the ethnographic exhibitions of the Foundation and the Anako association which have made it a true "Quai Branly of the Loire Valley".

The last tribal societies of oral tradition, the last itinerant hunter-gatherers, the last traditional agricultural societies or the last great nomads from the four corners of the world, all these traditional societies, many of which are still matriarchal or matrilineal societies, have managed to preserve a powerful link with nature. and learned to respect her as one respects one's own mother.

An unforgettable visit to meet our differences, wise peoples and the last root peoples of the human family.

Duration:

From: 03 / 05 / 24 To: 29 / 09 / 24
  • Monday :
    closed
  • Tuesday :
    closed
  • Wednesday :
    closed
  • Thursday :
    closed
  • Friday :
    from 14AM to 30PM
  • On Saturday:
    from 14AM to 30PM
  • Sunday:
    from 14AM to 30PM Guided tour: 15 p.m.

Guided tour on Sunday at 15 p.m. Guided tour for groups on request the rest of the year.

Prices

From: 03 / 05 / 24 To: 29 / 09 / 24
  • Adult - full price €10, members of the Anako association and holders of a subscription card €8 8 € to 10 €
  • Kids - children and young people aged 10 to 20 5€
  • Adult group 8€

Free for children under: 10 years old, Minimum age child rate: 10 years old, Maximum age child rate: 20 years old

  • Payment Methods: Check, Bank/credit card, Cash, Transfer, Contactless payment

Pratical information

Spoken languages
  • French
  • English
Services
  • Pet Friendly
Visit
  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours
Rental / Loan
  • Room rentals
Shops
  • Shop
Customer support / practice
  • Wifi Internet access
Customer support / booking
  • Reservation of services
Equipments
  • Meeting room
Leisure facilities
  • Screening Room
  • Bar
Cultural leisure facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Show room
  • Library
  • Mediatheque
Interior equipment
  • Toilets

Encouragement for responsible and sustainable tourism, advice for avoiding mass tourism, the impacts of which are often very negative for the last traditional societies.

Adapted tourism criteria
  • Adapted benefits for mental impairment
  • Adapted services for visual impairment
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible service with assistance for a blind person
Description of motor handicap

Personalized help to access the floors of the monument

Contact information

14b rue Montcel
49400 Saumur