Castle's visits

Opening 2019

Every day from 30 March to 12 November 

From 10 am to 12 am and from 2 pm to 6 pm

Up to 7 pm in July and August

 

Prices

Adult : 11,00 €

Group : 9,00 € (mini 20 people)

Children : 7,00 € (from 6 to 15 years old)

 

Booking
group (from 20 people)

 

 

We offer you a guided tour of the private apartment - 30 minutes

You may visit freely the Montpensier wing, the attic, the antique toys, the stables and the vintage steam trains. You also may have a look at our English style park and enjoying the nature.

NEW 2019 : the bedroom of the Great Mademoiselle scrupulously reconstituted by a team of scientists

The castle history 

The Saint-Fargeau castle is 1000 years old. In 980, Héribert, Auxerre's bishop and biological son of King Hugues Capet, built a fortified hunting meeting place. From the Vth to the XVth century, the castle was owned by famous families : Lords of Toucy, de Bar, and Charles VII's famous silversmith, Jacques Coeur. From 1453, Antoine de Chabannes built on the grounds of the old fortress the present castle with its pentagonal shape, flanked by six big towers.

In 1652, Anne-Marie Louise d'Orléans, the Grande Mademoiselle, first cousin of king Louis XIV, was exiled for five years because of the Fronde. She settled in Saint-Fargeau. She asked to the French architect, Francis Le Vau, to rebuilt her castle. Thanks to him, the Saint-Fargeau castle is one of the finest example of French classicism.

The Lepeletier family bought the Castle in 1713 and will stay in the family Boisgelin-Lepeltier until 1968.

The Saint-Fargeau castle is one of the "characters" of Jean d'Ormesson's novel "Au plaisir de Dieu". Indeed, Jean d'Ormesson is one of the descendant of Louis Michel Lepeltier, known as Lepeletier of Saint Fargeau, who voted for the death of King Louis the XVI. 

Since 1979, the Saint-Fargeau castle is the property of Michel Guyot.

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