Built on a rocky promontory, the castle of Ray-sur-Saône, a building of remarkable architecture, is nestled in the heart of a six-hectare wooded park, a veritable green setting. The site offers an exceptional view of the village of Ray-sur-Saône, a small town of character in Burgundy-Franche-Comté. An emblematic element of the landscape, its powerful silhouette dominates the Saône valley.
Built in the Middle Ages, Ray was a fortress belonging to powerful lords. Largely destroyed by the wars of the 17th century, the castle was rebuilt on the ruins of the old fortress. In the 18th century, it took on the classical appearance that it still has today. The gardens also bear witness to the various landscaping projects that have followed the castle's development. The majestic site has been fully listed as a Historic Monument since 2009.
Since October 2018, the Department of Haute-Saône has been engaged in a major restoration programme. During the works, the castle remains open!
GUIDED TOURS of the Château de Ray-sur-Saône
The castle can only be visited on guided tours.
Reservations for tours are REQUIRED by calling 03.84.95.77. 37 or via the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided tours from 1st May to end of October
May, June, September and October :
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 2.30 pm and 4.15 pm
July and August:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 10:30, 14:30 and 16:15
Saturday and Sunday: 2.30 pm and 4.15 pm
The duration of the visit varies between 1H15 and 1H30. Please note that only the ground floor is accessible to people with reduced mobility.
- French, English
- Cheques and postal orders, Cash
- Pets not allowed
- Specific theme activities
- Gratuities (For disabled persons and their companions; for holders of a press card or a professional museum card. )
Wearing a mask, disinfecting hands and respecting social distances are mandatory. Guided tours by reservation only: registration required.
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