A château and a Centre for Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage

  • Sainte-Suzanne - Randonnée au Tertre Ganne

    Sainte-Suzanne - Randonnée au Tertre Ganne

    © Photo : Jean-Charles Druais

  • CIAP de Sainte-Suzanne

    CIAP de Sainte-Suzanne

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • CIAP de Sainte-Suzanne

    Centre d'Interprétation de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine de Sainte-Suzanne

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • CIAP de Sainte-Suzanne

    Centre d'Interprétation de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine de Sainte-Suzanne

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • CIAP de Sainte-Suzanne

    Centre d'Interprétation de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine de Sainte-Suzanne

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

  • Le château de Sainte-Suzanne et le CIAP

    Le château de Sainte-Suzanne et le musée (CIAP)

    © Photo : Dominique Vernier

This Renaissance château, built by Henri IV’s minister, Fouquet de la Varenne, has been restored to its former glory thanks to the restoration work that has been carried out over a period of several years.
It consists of an 11th-century keep with walkways to allow access for visitors.
The château is open all year round and many themed tours (there is a charge for these) are organised within the fortress walls.

A Centre for Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage
Conversion of the living-quarters of Sainte-Suzanne château into a Centre for Interpretation of Architecture and Heritage required major alterations. An extension, in contemporary style, was added in order to facilitate public access.
The centre is dedicated to Mayenne’s heritage as a whole in all its forms, but it focuses particularly on the Coëvrons-Mayenne district which, in 2005, was officially declared a Region of Art and History. It offers temporary exhibitions, lectures, concerts, educational workshops, etc. throughout the year.
In 2011 the Centre was awarded the ‘Heritage for All, Heritage for Everyone’ prize by the Ministry of Culture and Communications.

More info

  • Ste-Suzanne Château
  • 1, rue Fouquet de la Varenne
  • 53270 SAINTE-SUZANNE
  •  +33 (0)2 43 58 13 00
  • E-mail
  • Website

Video

logo-TetH-4