Built in 1010. Military heritage and french gardens characterize the monument. You would particularly enjoy Louis XIII's room, the medieval kitchen, the XVIIe chapel and the peculiar donjon.
Come and discover the Virieu's castle during a one hour visit with our team of tour guide. You will start your visit in front of an impressive entrace door with 2115 original nails, topped by its pediment, bearing the Virieu coat of arms. Then, you will be in the castle's court of honor, just in front of its dungeon. You can see at your right the cannons offered by Louis XIII in 1622, placed under the arcade gallery in brick of Italian style. a few steps and you will be in the peaceful atmosphere of Virieu's chapel. Inside of it, one can admire a beautiful cross path.
With a few steps under the gallery, you can access to the ancient kitchen, which now used as a dining room. You will discover the monumental fireplace with its low arch and its XIIIth century fireback, a souvenir of the ancient Chartreuse de la Sylve Bénite. You will also be able to appreciate its furniture before entering the Great Hall full of history.
The King's bedroom, impressive and majestic room, called like that because the King Louis XIII slept there in 1622, has kept its original aspect and part of its furniture.
You will then reach the White Room, which should have been a chapel
The visit touch to its end near the dungeon, which is now a memorial dedicated to the Resistance during German's occupation from 1940 to 1944.
Services & facilieties
- Picnic area
- Covered picnic area
- Exhibition space
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Educational visits
- Coach access
- Themed tour
- Set down on-site for groups
- Tourist brochures
- Tourist information
- Guided tours
From 08/04 to 01/11/2023, every Saturday and Sunday.
08/04 to 30/06 and 02/09 to 29/10 : saturday & sunday 2:00-6:00 p.m.
01/07-31/08 : tuesday to sunday 2:00-6:00 p.m.
Group visits everyday on request from 08/04 to 29/10.
Reduced price: 6 €
Adult: 8 €
Child (7-16 years): 6 €
Large family: 19 €
Group adults: 6.50 €.
Free entry for children < 6 years.
Group rate available for > 14 people.
Mode of payment
- Bank/credit card
Minimum number of people : 14
Maximum number of people : 40