Chateau De PignerolleCurrently Closed
- Address: 49124 Saint-Barthélemy-d'Anjou, France, Angers
- Timings: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +33-241055000
- Ticket Price: 6 EUR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
Built in 1776 for Marcel Avril, the Director of the Riding Academy of Angers, on the eve of the French Revolution. Since then it has played a few important roles through history:
- During World War II when Germany captured Poland, the Château gave refuge to the Polish government.
- In 1943 the German Navy requested Château de Pignerolle as its communications center with Admiral Doenitz's in-charge. The Germans left in 1944.
- In 1946 it became a temporary German refuge for the homeless with the Orangery serving as the church and bunkers as hiding places for children.
- After liberations American troops sought refuge here under the charge of General Patton.
Today the Chateau serves as a communications museum showcasing:
- History and evolution of the radio and television.
- The interiors of Jules Verne’s ‘Nautilus.’
- Neil Armstrong’s landing on moon.
Managed by the Parks and Open Spaces Division of the Greater Angers Area Council, the estate garden is a work of art in itself, beautifully landscaped.
Chateau De Pignerolle Travel Tips
- Wear comfortable walking shoes.
- Free coach and car park available.
- Payment can be made by card, cash or cheque.
Entrance Ticket Details For Chateau De Pignerolle
- 12-18 years, unemployed: €2.50
- Adult groups: €4.70
- School groups: €2.50
- Cardholders (Cézam, students, disabled): €4.70
- Free admission: Children under 12 years; Angers City Pass holders.
How to Reach Chateau De Pignerolle
- From the Angers-Cholet A87 Motorway.
- Take the Saumur-Tours exit (RN 147), then once at Saint-Barthélemy d’Anjou.
- Follow the signs to the “Musée de la Communication – Château de Pignerolle”.
- Hotel de Loire - Restaurant Les Bateliers
- La Serre de la Romanerie
- La Villa Angevine
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14.14% of people who visit Angers include Chateau De Pignerolle in their plan
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