The castle tour “King René’s Palace” is a self-guided tour.
You should plan on about an hour.

The Hôtel-Dieu tour is estimated at about an hour.
It includes the guided tour of the apothecary (approx. 30 min.) and the self-guided tour of the Sick Room, the Chapel, the convent buildings and the gardens.

No. The medieval pharmacy is home to a rich, unique collection and must be toured accompanied by a guide.

Yes. The average length of a visit to both sites takes about 2 hours.

No. The castle is not furnished and has no collections on display.
An interactive and contemporary staged tour was set up in 2021. It allows visitors to discover the life of King René, Duke of Anjou who had the castle built in the 15th century.

Yes. There are free car parks in front of the castle and the Hôtel-Dieu. 

The castle is accessible to people with reduced mobility and to strollers. There is an elevator.
However, the Hôtel-Dieu is currently  inaccessible to people with reduced mobility.

Reservations are not required. Tickets can be bought directly at the castle ticket office or the Hôtel-Dieu ticket office.

Reservations are required in the following cases:

  • For groups of adults (20 people or more) or school groups.
  • For activities and events on site: staged tours, family activities, escape games (limited capacity). 

No, pets are not allowed on the tour sites, except for guide dogs or assistance dogs.

There are restaurants in the centre of Baugé.
Picnic tables are available in the castle gardens.

Hot and cold drinks are sold in the castle boutique.

The castle and the Hôtel-Dieu are open from April 6th to November 3rd 2024