Museum Vauban Citadel – The 1st Museum hôtel in France

Vauban Citadel overlooks the harbour and represents 1000 years of history. Today, after 40 years of careful restoration, it spreads over 10 hectares and includes bastions, curtain walls, casements, powder magazines and arsenals. Overlooking the harbor and the village of Palaces, it is a landmark sentinel on the promontory, washed by the sea.
In July and August you can enjoy evening performances of the recreation of the old Arsenal at Belle-Ile-en-Mer festival “Lyrique-en-Mer”. Vauban Citadel found its calling in hospitality, but today the “barracks” have become beautiful rooms with views over the sea while the “prisons” are paved in “gold”!!… because they cultivate the simple happiness of living well …

Opening times 2016:
Le musée sera fermé du 4 janvier au 5 février inclus. Nous vous retrouvons le 6 février 2016 pour une nouvelle saison.

Février – mars : 9h30 – 17h
Avril, mai et juin : 9h30 – 18h
Juillet – aout : 9h – 19h
Septembre – octobre : 9h30 – 18h
Novembre – décembre : 9h30 – 17h**

** Fermé du 15 novembre au 15 décembre 2016

Unguided tour : Lasts approx 1 1/2 hours
Rates: Adult : 6.50 € / 5 € per person for a group of more than 10 adults / Children from 10 to 16 years : 3.50 € / -10 year : Free
Ticket includes unguided tour of the art and history museum, main body of the castle and exhibitions

Guided tour: From June to September every day, Lasts approx. 1 1/2 hours
Rates: Adult : 8 € / Child : from 12 to 16 year old 5 € / -12 year old : Free

Informations : Tel. +33 2 97 31 85 54