Tours of the Chateau
Tour Hours, Map and Places Nearby
Emilie du Chatelet
A Love Story
Voltaire and Emilie
The Little Theater at Cirey
Restoration of the Chateau
Poetry Tribute to Voltaire
14:30 to 19:00 - every day July 1 to September 1
and Sunday and holidays in May, June and September
Tour start times: 14:50 - 16:00 - 17:10 - 18:10
Children: 10 to 17 years 4,5 (free under age 10)
tours by reservation for a minimum of 10 people, every day, from April 1
to October 31 (morning and afternoon).
Price : 6.5 per person over 18 years old and 4 per person for students.
Joinville (go east on D960) - to visit the Château du Grand Jardin (grand garden).
Bayel (southwest of Cirey) Cristalleries Royalles de Champagne (royal glassworks) founded in 1666.
factory, shop, and museum.
The Chateau de Cirey is located in the Haute-Marne district of France, an area of picturesque rolling hills, forests, and farmland.
On the first map, find Chaumont at the center of the map. The chateau is nearby.
In 1734, this location was attractive to Voltaire. He could quickly escape over the border to the east if the gendarmes were looking for him.
The Chateau de Cirey is in Cirey-sur-Blaise (on the Blaise River).
During the 18th century, this was an agricultural area and an area of many small and large iron foundries.
The Chateau de Cirey is located on highway D2 in Cirey-sur-Blaise.
Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises - (near Cirey) - memorial to Charles de Gaulle
Dommartin-le-Franc (north or Cirey).
Visit the High Furnace Museum. Part of the Statue of Liberty was made here.
The High Furnace Museum
The Haut Furneau Musée is in Dommartin-le-Franc just north or Cirey.
Many lovely statues, fountains, and other beautiful work in iron (including parts of the Statue of Liberty) were made here and in other large foundries in the area.
What to expect: Most of the small villages in this area had iron foundries during the 1700s and 1800s. The chateau de
Cirey had 2 iron foundries (similar to this one) that employed local workers. The "haut furneau" (high furnaces) are huge
and truly impressive. This museum is interesting to visit because you get to see how many of the people in this area
earned a living in the past.
Click here for historic museum pictures.
Web site: translation by Google into English
this page for current price/date information
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 14:00-18:00 (2 to 6 pm).
Closed: On Mondays, and November 19, 2012 to April 12, 2013
To visit at other times, or for guided tours on request for 1 extra per person, call: 03.25.04.07.07
Prices: Individual Adults: 8.00
Reduced price(1): 5.00 - Up to 16 years old: free
(1) Reduced price for students, job seekers, and metallurgy industry employees (on presentation of proof)
Groups: (from 10 persons) Adults: 6.50 - Students: 2.50 - Accompanist: 5.00 (two freebies per group)
Guided tours 1.00 extra per person
The High Furnace Museum is located a few miles north of the chateau de Cirey.
Ferme des Gourmandises - Daillancourt
Educational farm and restaurant (several miles south of Cirey-sur-Blaise)
See turkeys, peacocks, goats, pigs, rabbits, etc.
Enjoy our restaurant serving farm fresh food and desserts
5, rue de bouzancourt
52110 Daillancourt, France
tel : 03.25.02.18.00 and 06.24.88.33.45
About us: Click here.
Open every day. We accompany you through our farm and our village.
Please phone or email us so we know how many people to expect.
Email: To contact us,
complete the form on this web page
The Gardens of My Mill, at Thonnance-les-Joinville
The association "The Gardens of My Mill" invites you to discover a 1 1/2 acre garden built on the site of an ancient mill.
The sound of running water will accompany you along the paths through an English garden, a water garden, a medieval garden,
a rose garden and a garden of white flowers.
The garden is open from May 12 to October 7, 2012
on Thursday through Sunday
from 10:00 to 12:00 and 2:00 to 6:30, or by appointment
* Adults: 6
* Children under 12 years old: 4
* Group: 5 (20 or more people)
Groups, please notify us of your arrival several days in advance.
* Parking Lot
Web site photos
Current admission information (in French)
Hotel information available on the web site (in French). See the menu tab "Dormir aux Jardins."
Bayel - Royal Glassworks
The Cristalleries Royales de Champagne (royal glassworks) is a 20 minute drive southwest of the Chateau Cirey.
The Royal Glassworks was founded in 1666. Voltaire wrote about the glassworks in his Age of Louis XIV.
The traditional techniques for blowing glass are still being used today.
The Bayel Tourist Office and a museum is next to the factory. The factory has a store with items made in the factory.
DAILY VISITS with guide of the "CRISTALLERIES ROYALES DE CHAMPAGNE."
Tours of the glassblowing factory are organised by the Bayel Tourist Office (which is next to the factory).
Tours begin at 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM Monday - Friday (except public holidays and company vacations)
Tour prices (in French)
Email or call the Bayel Tourist Office for tour price information in English.
The factory store "Royale de Champagne" welcomes you all year round from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 to 12:30
and from 2:30pm to 5:30pm (closed on Sundays and public holidays).
Address of the glassworks in Bayel
2 rue Belle Verriθre
Phone: +33 (0)188.8.131.52.68
Château de Cirey
Copyright 2012 Jane M. Birkenstock
Last Updated: November 27, 2012