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Access to the site

Address :

Forteresse de Montbazon

12-14 rue du Château


GPS Coordinates : 

N47177386 E04246054

Public transport :

TER station 800m away

Bus stop 200m away

Bus parking :

Parking at the north entrance of Montbazon

(behind the Tourist Office)

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Every weekend from June 5:10 AM to 6 PM  (last entry at 5 PM)

Every days of July and August : from 10 AM to 7 PM (last entry at 6 PM)

Welcome in French and English

French Guided tour 

- 10:30 AM - 12:15 AM - 2:15 PM - 4:45  PM  (duration : approximately 01h15).

- 6:10 PM (duration : approximately 45 minutes).

English Translation : Only with a free audio guide, available in the ticketing shop and in front of the tavern (you scan a QR Code with your mobile phone with "Wivisites").

Groups : contact us

NB : guided tours are included in the entry price.

Underground: access only with the guide during the visit (bring a jacket to avoid 14 degrees)

Workshops and activities

Access to the various workshops is free during all day long (animators can be on a lunch break or preparing for their workshop and close their workshop).

3:45 PM : a French skecth about the Middle Age's hygiene or knight's dub (inquire at the ticketing shop).



Adult : 12 €

Child (5 to 12 years old) : 8 €

Reduced price (group of 20 people, job seekers, people with disabilities, students, on presentation of proof) : 10 €

Free : Child under 5 years old, Montbazon inhabitants (with proof).

2 denier are given for each entry paying.

€ 2 per additional denier

The denier allow you to participate in the creative workshops

Infos pratiques
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  • Do I have to reserve my entrance beforehand ?
    No, it is not mandatory to reserve your entrance. You can also buy your tickets directly at the reception of the fortress.
  • ➢ Can I   book by phone?
    It is not possible to book by phone. To book you will need to go through our website.
  • ➢ On average, how many hours can we spend in the fortress?
    The average visit time is 3 hours but if you want to rest at the tavern, you may stay all day.
  • ➢Are there preferential rates  ?
    Admission is €12 for adults / €8 for children (5 to 12 years old) and free for Montbazonnais* (*upon presentation of proof of address).
  • ➢ Do you take holiday vouchers and gift vouchers?
    It is possible to pay with holiday vouchers. However, it is not possible to pay with gift vouchers.
  • ➢ Is catering included in   the entrance fee?
    The tavern is accessible on site but offers menus at independent prices.
  • ➢ Are guided tours included in the admission price?
    Yes, the visits and the demonstration of war machines are included.
  • Do I have to book a workshop to attend ?
    No, the workshops are open access throughout the day.
  • Do I need to reserve a tour time to participate ?
    It is not necessary to reserve a place for the guided tours. You are free to choose your time slot according to the posted schedules.
  • ➢ Can I bring my pet (dog) to the fortress?
    Yes, it is possible to bring your dog to the site of the Montbazon fortress, but you must keep it on a leash throughout the visit and the workshops. In addition, you can find a "doggie bar" to water your dog in the heart of the Tavern.
  • ➢ Where can I book a school outing day?
    You can contact us by email: or call 02 47 34 34 10. All the information is available on our "school" page, where you can download our educational files.
  • ➢ Is lunch included in the price?
    No, this is an independent rate.
  • ➢ What services are offered for a school day?
    The services offered are an animated tour of the fortress, a demonstration on the war machine, as well as the presentation of craftsmanship in the Middle Ages.
  • ➢ Is there private parking for school buses?
    No, however a car park allows parking nearby.
  • ➢ What about batch requests? (tombola, contests, competitions, etc...)
    The fortress of Montbazon does offer free places, but it does so primarily to schools that have already come on a school visit to the fortress.
  • ➢ What  is the maximum number of children allowed?
    There is no maximum number however there is a minimum which is 10 children.
  • ➢ Can accompanying parents come? And how much ?
    Yes, 2 companions for birthdays, included in the minimum 10 people.
  • ➢ What services are offered for a birthday party?
    The classic formula with visit plus workshops and snack or entertainment plus snack.
  • ➢ What is the age group to be able to book a birthday party at the fortress?
    The age range is between Kindergarten and Primary.
  • ➢ Is it possible to choose the birthday cake?
    It is possible to give preferences. However the traditional cake is raspberry.
  • ➢ Is there private parking for visitors?
    Yes, it is next to the fortress and can be accessed for free.
  • ➢ Can I come by train?
    You can indeed get off at Montbazon station (count about 20 minutes from Tours). All you have to do is walk the rest of the way (5 min).
  • ➢ Can I come by bus?
    It is possible to come by bus, by taking a bus in Tours (allow about 30 minutes), which will drop you off in front of the Montbazon tourist office.
  • ➢ Is the car park accessible for people with motor disabilities?
    You can park in the visitor parking lot. You can also contact us when you arrive and someone will pick you up in a cart and take you directly to the site.
  • ➢ Is the site accessible with a stroller?
    You can come with your child in a stroller, however note that the gravel ground may compromise good circulation.
  • ➢ Is the site   accessible by   wheelchair  ?
    The entire site and its activities are accessible to people in wheelchairs (beware, however, of the ground covered with gravel), except for access to the dungeon, which is via a staircase.
  • ➢ Can I bring my dog to the site?
    Yes, it is possible to bring your dog to the site but it must be kept on a leash throughout your visit.
  • ➢ What are the denarii used for?
    The funds are used to participate in creative workshops (leather, pottery, calligraphy), from where you will leave with your creation.
  • ➢ How to get more denarii?
    The entrance price includes 2 deniers, which are provided to you at the reception. If you wish to obtain more, it is possible to obtain them at reception for €2 per additional penny.
  • ➢ Is it allowed to come in costume?
    Of course, with pleasure.
  • ➢ Can we eat inside the fortress?
    The tavern welcomes you with pleasure, the innkeeper too! You can eat delicious specialties prepared on site at any time of the day (see the "catering" page of our website).
  • ➢ Is the animated guided tour suitable for all ages?
    The guide adapts his visit according to his audience. It is therefore possible to have a visit full of historical information or to make a more digestible visit for a young audience.
  • ➢ Are the workshops suitable for everyone? (children, adults, people with disabilities, seniors, etc.)."
    Of course the workshops are suitable for everyone.
  • ➢ Can the site be freely visited?
    It is quite possible that you visit the site freely.
  • ➢ Can we visit the undergrounds freely  ?
    It is strictly forbidden to visit the underground without a guide*. *underground visit authorized subject to the sanitary conditions in force
  • ➢ Are there covered areas to take shelter in bad weather?
    In case of bad weather, there are sheltered areas available.
  • ➢ Where to leave a review?
    Feel free to leave a review on TripAdvisor, Google or Facebook to help the fortress team.
  • ➢ What to do with my remaining funds?
    You can take them home with them or drop them off at the store.
  • ➢ Where can I find lost/forgotten objects in the fortress?
    All items found are returned directly to reception.
  • ➢ How to join the fortress association team?
    To do this, simply go to the recruitment section of our website.
  • ➢ What are the terms of sponsorship?
    You must contact the fortress by email to explain the proposed sponsorship. The fortress accepts financial, material and human sponsorship.
  • ➢ What is Archaeosite?
    The archeosite is a project initiated by the fortress, with the aim of recreating an entire medieval village using the techniques of the time. For more information, do not hesitate to visit the "Archéosite de Montbazon" page on our website.
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