Family visits

Visiting the Cité internationale de la langue française ? Discover all our offers!

Visits and activities

Discover our family activities

Observe the animals hidden in the castle's architecture, read tales from French-speaking countries, play with words and expressions: the Cité invites you to a playful immersion in the French language and the history of the monument. Open your eyes and ears wide for a colorful visit!


Spend a weekend at the château: the Cité has a program of family events and creative, participatory activities in store for young and old alike.

During the school vacations, don't miss the events offered by the Centre des monuments nationaux (CMN) for families at the Cité: Monument Jeu d'Enfant (1st weekend of the autumn vacations) and Contes & Histoires (during the Christmas vacations).

Family visiting the "Un château, un territoire" room
"Un château, un territoire" room

Pascal Baudrier

Visiting tips

Enjoy the park

Extend your visit with a stroll in the park and the Retz forest, directly accessible from the Cité.


Where to eat?

Picnics are permitted in the park.

The Cité café is open for lunch or snacks (during monument opening hours).

Find out more about catering outlets


Free admission

Admission is free for under-18s. Make the most of it!

Book a ticket

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Visit conditions

Visit with complete peace of mind!

  • Baby-changing facilities on the first floor