5 kilometers from the city center hides the Rochers-Sévigné castle, country residence of one of the most famous French letter writers, the Marquise de Sévigné (1626-1696).
Le Rochers-Sévigné Castle will make you feel like you've gone back in time. You will have understood, the Château de Vitré is not the only castle to discover in the surrounding area!

Chateau des Rochers Sévigné
Château des Rochers Sévigné © Pays de Vitré Tourist Office

The Château des Rochers-Sévigné Museum

The museum takes place in the Rochers Sévigné castle, a XNUMXth century Gothic manore , with majestic turrets and a small octagonal chapel covered with an imperial roof.

The Marquise de Sévigné spent many stays there, after the death of her husband Henri de Sévigné.
Current Museum of Rochers Sévigné was created in 1884. It offers a permanent exhibition retracing the life of its illustrious owner, between objects, furniture and portraits.

The course will take you into l'Orangerie, where you will be greeted by an imposing statue of the Marquise (XIXe), in the manor tower as well as in the Chapel that the Marchioness had built in 1671. You will have the feeling of entering theintimacy of the famous writer.

The famous correspondence

It was within these walls that Madame de Sévigné wrote 297 letters, including 262 addressed to her daughter, the Countess of Grignan.
Let yourself be surprised by this castle with its exceptional environment, nestled between the lake of La Valière et the Bois des Rochers golf course, and take the time to explore its incredible 30-hectare park.

The castle park, between flower gardens and shady paths

Marquise de Sévigné

“We cannot praise all the Allées des Rochers enough. They would have their merit at Versailles; that's all to tell you. "

An exceptional domain

The Marquise de Sévigné liked to walk alone in this park that she never stopped to enlarge and embellish over the course of her visits.
You can stroll through the French garden drawn by sir Ours, the famous gardener of Louis XIV, let yourself be surprised by the sound effect of theecho, or pay attention to sometimes funny names aisles, such my daughter's mood alley ou drunken alley.
The most impressive of these is undoubtedly theroyal alley, 700 meters long.

château des rochers sévigné
Château des Rochers-Sévigné ©Town Hall of Vitré


The castle of Rochers-Sévigné is closed to the public from October 1 to March 31.
Guided tour of the castle from April to September from Thursday to Monday. Tours depart from 14:30 a.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m. (duration: 45 minutes).
Price : Full € 7 / Reduced € 4

Opening timesfrom April 1 to June 30, 2024
MondayOnly with guided tour: tour departure at 14:30 p.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m.
Tuesday Closed, inaccessible to the public, private property.
Wednesday Closed, inaccessible to the public, private property.
ThursdayOnly with guided tour: tour departure at 14:30 p.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m.
FridayOnly with guided tour: tour departure at 14:30 p.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m.
SaturdayOnly with guided tour: tour departure at 14:30 p.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m.
Sunday Only with guided tour: tour departure at 14:30 p.m., 16 p.m. and 17 p.m.
Opening hours of the Château des Rochers-Sévigné & its museum

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Château des Rochers Sévigné
Place called Les Rochers Sévigné
35500 Vitreous

+02 99 75 04 54 XNUMX

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Entrance ticket prices

Type Price
Basic price – Adult Full price 7 €
Child rate 4 €
Reduced price 4 €
Basic price – Adult Full price: €7,00 Child rate: € 4,00 Reduced price: 4,00 €