Château et Jardin d'Ainay-le-Vieil

The graceful Gothic flamboyant residence is protected by an imposing 14th-century fortress. The gardens include a rose garden (about 180 varieties), a square shaped island, an old château kitchen garden and chartreuses (rare architectural structures in France).
A fortified château with moat, guardhouse, walkway… Right from the Middle Ages, it is home to a gracious, Gothic style flamboyant house built at the end of the 15th century by Charles de Bigny. This family has lived there since 1467. Here you can find his memories of Colbert, Marie-Antoinette and Napoleon, as well as superb and majestic parlours. A walk offers the beauty of its hundred-year-old trees and a route through the Rose Garden and Carthusian Gardens.
We speak : French, French, English



Average length of individual visit : 01:15 min.
Average length of group visit : 01:15 min.


Horaires d'ouverture du 29 April au 01 September 2024
LundiOuvert de 10h à 19h
MardiOuvert de 10h à 19h
MercrediOuvert de 10h à 19h
JeudiOuvert de 10h à 19h
VendrediOuvert de 10h à 19h
SamediOuvert de 10h à 19h
DimancheOuvert de 10h à 19h
Horaires d'ouverture du 02 September au 29 September 2024
LundiOuvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
MercrediOuvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
JeudiOuvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
VendrediOuvert de 10h à 12h et de 14h à 18h
SamediOuvert de 10h à 18h
DimancheOuvert de 10h à 18h


Full adult price
11 €
Full adult price
8.5 €
Group rate
8.5 €
Group rate
7 €
Child rate
7 €
Child rate
6 €
Discount rate
8 €
Discount rate
7 €
Other rates
5 €
Free rate

Payment options

  • Debit cards
  • Cheques
  • Holiday vouchers
  • Cash



  • Picnic area
  • Bar / refreshment bar
  • Electric charging station for vehicles
  • Shop
  • Hall hire
  • Parking
  • Catering on site
  • Wifi

animals friendly




7 rue du Château
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