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  • Where to buy tickets ? Is it possible to take them in advance?
    Tickets can only be purchased on site. Just come directly to the castle ticket office.
  • How long does the castle visit last?
    The average time for visiting the Château de la Roche Goyon (Fort La Latte) is at least one hour. Depending on the period, you haveguided tours but you also have explanatory panels throughout the site and a QR code to experience your visit with an audio guide.
  • Can I bring my pet?
    Yes! Pets are welcome, kept on a leash.
  • Are strollers allowed?
    Strollers are allowed on the site. Please note, many areas of the castle are not suitable for strollers. (stairs, steps...)
  • What are the payment options available ?
    The payment methods accepted at the ticket office are: - Species - Bank cards - Holiday vouchers
  • Why is there a fee to visit the castle?
    Money raised from visitor fees at Château de la Roche Goyon, Fort La Latte, is used to support various aspects of the preservation, maintenance and improvement of the site. Here are some of the possible uses of these funds: 1. Conservation and Restoration: A portion of the tour fee is allocated to the conservation and restoration of the castle's historic structures, artifacts, and architectural elements. This ensures that the castle remains in the best possible condition for future generations. 2. Maintenance of the gardens and grounds: The gardens, paths and outdoor areas of the castle require regular maintenance to maintain their beauty and accessibility for visitors. 3. Educational and cultural programs: Part of the funds is invested in the creation and implementation of educational programs, workshops and activities for visitors, thus providing an enriching and immersive experience. /p> 4. Employment of staff: Part of the funds is allocated to the salary and social charges of permanent employees working on the site throughout the year. This includes reception staff, guides and those responsible for site management. 5.Employment of seasonal workers: During the peak tourist season, seasonal workers are hired to meet increased demand. Visit fees help cover salaries, expenses and necessary training for these temporary employees. 6. Visitor Improvements : Funds are used to improve visitor facilities, such as providing rest areas, pit toilets, etc. 7. Historical research: A portion of the income can be dedicated to historical research to deepen the understanding of the history of the castle and its surroundings. 8. Sustainable development and respect for the environment: Historic castles are increasingly seeking to adopt sustainable practices. Funds can be used to implement environmentally friendly and conservation initiatives. It is important to note that historic sites like the Château de la Roche Goyon rely on visitor fees to maintain their operation and preservation. So when visitors pay to enter, they directly contribute to the preservation and sustainability of these precious sites.
  • What days is the castle closed?
    The castle is closed on December 25 and January 1 as well as between the Christmas and February holidays. p> The castle is open continuously from April until the weekend of November 11. Hours vary depending on the season. See here The castle can also be closed in the event of a weather alert (storm, wind, snow, etc.)
  • Is the castle open on public holidays?
    The castle is open all public holidays except December 25 and January 1. p>
  • Where are the found items located?
    If you are there, ask a reception agent. Otherwise by email:
  • Can I organize my wedding at the castle?
    No, we do not organize receptions or weddings in our castle.
  • Where to picnic?
    You have several picnic tables at your disposal in the castle parking lot.
  • Where is the bathroom ?
    The castle toilets are located after the ticket office on your left. These are dry toilets with one of the most beautiful views over the bay of St Malo.
  • Can I come by bike?
    Bikes are prohibited on the entire site (park, GR34 and castle) You will find parking for bicycles in the castle car park.
  • Can I come in a motorhome?
    Yes, there are pitches for camper vans in the castle car park.
  • Do seniors have a special rate?
    No, we do not offer special rates for seniors.
  • Is drone flying allowed?
    No, drone flying is prohibited on the entire site (park, GR34 and castle)
  • Is the castle still inhabited?
    Yes, the parts that are not accessible to visitors are the parts that are inhabited. (seigneurial dwelling)
  • Is the castle located in the bay of St Brieuc?
    No, the castle is located in the bay of St Malo, the castle having even served under Louis XIV as a defense fort for the ships arriving at the port of St Malo, Cape Fréhel delimiting the bay of St Brieuc from the bay of St Malo.
  • Is the castle accessible to PRMs (people with reduced mobility)
    The castle is only partially accessible to people with reduced mobility, the exterior parts are accessible but the interior parts such as the keep, the chapel, the archers' tower are not. (stairs, steps) In addition, the path leading to the castle can be very complicated for people with reduced mobility, as this path has a steep gradient.
  • Is there a PRM shuttle for difficult lifts?
    Yes, we have an electric shuttle available for difficult lifts for people with reduced mobility. Just contact one of the people at the ticket office. Alternatively before your visit, you can contact the ticket reception via this number for more information: 0 296 415 711
  • Why does the castle have two names?
    The Château de la Roche Goyon, also known as Fort La Latte, has two names due to its history and its evolution over the centuries . Originally, the castle was built by the Goyon family, hence the name Château de la Roche Goyon. This Breton noble family had owned the castle since its construction in the 14th century. However, over time the castle has also been associated with the name Fort La Latte. This name comes from the geographical location of the castle, as it is located near a hamlet called "la Latte", offering a panoramic view of the sea. The term " fort"is often used to refer to defensive structures, thus emphasizing the defensive role of the castle in the past. The coexistence of the two names is therefore the result of the combination of its historical heritage and its geographical position. These two names reflect both its aristocratic origin as Château de la Roche Goyon and its defensive character as Fort La Latte. Today, both names are used to refer to this iconic site which attracts visitors interested in its history, architecture and spectacular view of St Malo Bay.
  • What is the link between the rock of Monaco and the Château de la Roche Goyon?
    The link that unites the Château de la Roche Goyon, Fort La Latte, and the Rocher de Monaco lies in their genealogical linkto through the Goyon Matignon family. Indeed, the Goyon Matignon family is an important link between these two historic sites. The union of the Grimaldi family and the Goyon Matignon family was sealed by the marriage of Louise -Hippolyte de Grimaldi (Princess of Monaco) with Jacques de Goyon de Matignon< /strong> in 1715. This historic union between the two families is an example of how history and royal marriages can forge lasting ties between distant regions. The Château de la Roche Goyon and the Rocher de Monaco symbolize this genealogical connection across the centuries.
  • How do I book for our school trip?
    For school reservations, simply complete the form on this page .
  • How many people are considered a group to benefit from the group rate?"
    To benefit from the group rate, there must be at least 20 people.
  • Is reservation for groups obligatory?
    Yes, reservations are required for groups.
  • Are the castle's ravens and owls trained to carry urgent messages?
    Our crows and owls are currently on break, we prefer Wi-Fi for even faster messages.
  • Have the castle walls ever heard medieval jokes?
    The castle walls have guarded secrets for centuries, but if you have a medieval joke, don't hesitate to share it!
  • Are the unicorns the real guardians of the castle?
    The unicorns have become a little shy lately, but they are sending their best magical vibes to all our visitors.
  • Do the castle gargoyles come to life at night to protect the walls?
    We can neither confirm nor deny whether the gargoyles come alive, but they certainly keep an eye on visitors!
  • Do the castle ghosts throw parties at night?
    The ghosts have their own fantastic feasts, but we recommend that visitors do not disturb their nightly dances.
  • Do the castle ghosts have specific times for their appearances?
    Our ghosts have unique personalities, so their appearances are usually by invitation only. Make sure to wear a cape and glitter armor to increase your chances!
  • Can we play hide and seek in the dungeon?
    The dungeon is full of mysteries, but we encourage you to explore it safely. However, playing hide and seek with goblins is strictly prohibited.
  • Do exposed armor take breaks during the night?
    Our armor takes a well-deserved rest at night to be in top shape during opening hours. But if you hear a clicking sound late at night, don't worry, it might just be a game of hide and seek with the swords.
  • Does the drawbridge still work? And if so, can I ask him to try?
    The first drawbridge is in excellent condition, but for safety reasons we do not allow visitors to raise and lower it. However, you can still cross it in style!
  • How many dungeons are there at the Château de la Roche Goyon?
    The Château de la Roche Goyon, Fort La Latte, has three captivating oubliettes (or cul de basse fossa). These dark and mysterious dungeons were once used to punish individuals. Each of them offers an intriguing dive into the past and the history of the castle. However, please note that not all of the dungeons are accessible to visitors, only one is accessible to visitors, the other two are not suitable for visitor circulation. The experienced guides will provide you with detailed information about these mysterious places during your visit.
  • Puis-je demander des lots, des goodies et autres pour notre association, Amicale Laïque, Association de Parents d'Éleves ?
    Oui, pour votre association, Amicale Laïque, Association de Parents d’Élèves, vous pouvez faire une demande de lots, goodies et autres pour votre événement. Il est nécessaire de nous fournir les détails de votre demande par e-mail ou par courrier postal, y compris l’adresse postale à laquelle nous pourrons vous faire parvenir les lots. Cela nous permettra de traiter votre demande et de vous faire parvenir les éléments demandés. Assurez-vous d’inclure toutes les informations pertinentes concernant l’événement pour que nous puissions répondre au mieux à vos besoins.
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