Closing times
on 24 and 31 December at 4:00 p.m. Last access at 3:00 p.m.

Offers and facilities

Find here all the information to prepare your visit of the château de Fougères-sur-Bièvre!

Guided tour

Guided tour
Partially accessible in French
Reservation required: 1 month
Length of visit: 1hr 30min

Self-guided tour
Château, mediaeval garden with tour guide in French, English, German, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese and Japanese.
Length of visit: 1hr to 1hr 30min

> Fun tour
Reservation required

> Educational workshops for families during the school holidays

Visiting conditions

> To improve visitor comfort and circulation, large rucksacks or suitcases are not permitted in the monument.
 
> To help preserve the collections, please do not to touch the works or furniture.
 
> No eating on site / There are places to eat in the village / Picnic area 50 metres from the château / Local products sold in the château shop.
 
> Other than for exploring the monument’s exterior and garden, pushchairs are not permitted inside the monument.
 
> No smoking or vaping inside the château.
 
> Pets (including small ones) not permitted; assistance dogs welcome.
 
> Please keep off the lawns and borders out of respect for the plants and flowers.
 
> Do not lean over the garden bridges, take care along the riverbanks and do not climb up the arcade gallery or the arbour.
  
> Do not throw any objects in the river through the château garden, and do not drop litter inside the château.
 
> Please follow security/anti-terrorism instructions.

Guide booklet

Facilities

> Shops nearby

  
> Gift and book shop offering a large choice of books and items for all ages

  
> Car park

  
> Bicycle parking

  
> Picnic area

 
> Tourist circuits and hiking trails

  
> Rest areas

  
> Toilets

  • Librairie-boutique Gift and book shop
  • Parking PMR Parking / Disabled visitor parking
  • Toilettes Restroom

ACCESSIBILITY

> Disabled access car park;
 
> 3 spiral staircases with handrails, the highest is 52 steps;
 
> Partial accessibility: garden of mediaeval inspiration, discovery of the exterior, ground floor spaces of the château, toilets;
 
> Possibility of borrowing a "magnifying glass" to aid reading, a booklet with big characters and floor plans (Plan of the estate and floors);
 
> For visitors with learning difficulties: possibility of being accompanied and adapted visits by reservation;
 
> The castle has fine military architecture: circulation on the walkway behind the castle battlement, defensive elements, access to illuminated framework, etc. The circuit extends over 3 floors – access by spiral staircase with handrails – opportunity to sit down regularly during the visit;
 
> Possibility of tailored tours on request, by reservation. Free admission for people with disabilities and their accompanying person.

> Braille maps available for visually-impaired visitors