Nestled in the heart of Burgundy, the Château de Saint Fargeau in Yonne, is full of history and offers you a timeless self-guided tour. You will have the opportunity to live a unique experience in this fascinating place where different immersive activities await you. From the foundations to the frames, discover this 1000-year-old pink brick giant 1h30 from Paris.

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The history of the Château de Saint-Fargeau spans 10 centuries: visit its apartments, its chapel, its guard room, its toy attic and its frames.

A little history at the Château de Saint-Fargeau

The origin of the Château de Saint-Fargeau dates back to the 10th century. Different owners succeed one another and leave their personality there as Jacques Coeur, famous financier, and the Grande Mademoiselle. First cousin of King Louis XIV, Anne-Marie Louise d'Orléans, better known as the Great Mademoiselle, was condemned to exile and thus took up residence in Saint-Fargeau. The Château de Saint-Fargeau also made its mark the writer Jean d'Ormesson. Indeed, the Lepeletier family acquired the estate in 1713 and its heir, the Count of Ormesson, gave life to the Château de Saint-Fargeau in his novel To the Pleasure of God. In 1979, Michel and Jacques Guyot became owners of the estate and enriched the heritage of this place by restoring it.

The visit to the Castle, day and night

You would like to enjoy the Château at day light ? This is the opportunity to discover this rich cultural and historical heritage during your day in Puisaye. You will have the opportunity to explore the furnished and private apartments, but also different rooms, like the reconstruction of the Grande Mademoiselle’s bedroom. Other spaces will be accessible during your visit such as the frames, the stables, the chapel, the guard room, the toy attic but also the whole English park of 120 hectares.

The castle guide brings history to life, with lots of anecdotes and lots of humor.

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Opening hours from March 30 to November 11, 2024
Monday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Tuesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Thursday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Friday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Saturday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Sunday Open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Prices Min. Max.
Child rate
8 € -
Group rate
10 € -
Basic price – Adult Full price
12 € -
Firm. Opens at 10:00 p.m.
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Night visits Saint-Fargeau castle

Night visits

The Château de Saint-Fargeau is one of the only castles in Yonne to be accessible at night. This is a unique opportunity to delve into the heart of the history of this place. You will share unforgettable moments at the candlelight, walking in the footsteps of the Grande Mademoiselle. Entertainment and activities will be offered to you depending on the period of your visit.

The historical spectacle

The estate opens its doors to you for this summer event which retraces the History of France. The contribution of 600 volunteer actors and 50 riders, coming from all over Puisaye, will give you an unforgettable moment. Sound and light shows, staging, animal participation... Everything is ready to take you on a journey through the centuries. On site, catering areas await you to fully enjoy your historic evening at the castle.

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Historical show at the Château de Saint-Fargeau
Castle farm
Child giving a bottle at the Château de Saint-Fargeau farm


If you are looking for authenticity, you have come to the right place. The visit of the Castle Farm is a return to basics, among farm animals for a moment of conviviality. Activities adapted to each member of the family will be offered on site : cart rides, bottle-feeding calves, milking goats, baking bread, making rope, learning to forge… to learn everything about farm trades. It is an informative and educational place for children and adults.

The village of Saint-Fargeau

Located in the heart of Burgundy-Franche-Comté, 40 minutes from the city from Auxerre, the village of Saint-Fargeau is an essential place for your stay in the Yonne. You will quickly be won over by its local traditions, its castle, the many activities to discover, its nature and its landscapes and appreciate its streets and alleys and half-timbered houses. Saint-Fargeau has a rich history where details of French History are intertwined.

Frequently asked questions about the Château de Saint-Fargeau:

How to buy tickets for the show?

To reserve your tickets for the Saint-Fargeau show this summer, you can go to the Official website from the Château de Saint-Fargeau or by going there on show days.

How much time should you allow for visiting the Castle?

To visit the castle on a self-guided tour, allow at least 2 hours for all the interior apartments, the stables and the exterior park. The show lasts 1h30. You will access the stands between 1 and 1 hours before the start of the show.

Is it possible to visit with my dog?

Dogs are not allowed inside the castle but you can visit the outdoor park in their company.

Is it possible to park near the entrance to the Château?

Free parking is available on Place de la République. However, we advise you to come in advance of the performances to have a guaranteed place when it opens to the public.

What are the other tourist sites to visit in Saint-Fargeau?

To extend the experience in Saint-Fargeau, here is a selection of activities:

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