Join the Association or donate

If you would like to help spreading the word about the château and participate in its enhancement, you can support the Association for the Château du Pailly by subscribing.

The minimum membership fee is 12 euros.

66% of your membership fee and donations to the association are deductible from your income tax, since the association is recognized as being of public interest. You will receive a tax receipt at the beginning of the following calendar year. For example, a 50 euros donation will have cost you only 17 euros after tax deduction.


Subscribe online

We created an online membership application form via HelloAsso. To access it, click here.


Subscribe by post

You simply need to download, print out and complete the membership form (click here).

Send the form to us: Association Renaissance du Château du Pailly, 5 rue de la Nouette, 52600 Le Pailly, along with your subscription check payable to the association.


Donate without subscribing

If you would like to support us but do not wish to subscribe, you can make an online donation by clicking here.

Or you can send us a check by post, stating your personal details so that we can send your tax receipt to you.


Become a volunteer

The association currently has around twenty volunteers.

Volunteers can be tour guides for the château, they can help welcome visitors, help prepare the events...

Without them there would be no visits or life at the Château du Pailly !

If you wish to join us and give us a little of your time, please give us a call: 06 03 84 45 12 or send us a message via this website's form.



Download the Programme 2019 !


Sunday 19th of May - from 10h to 19h

Craft Market

Craft market in partnership with the Festivities Committee of Le Pailly

  • Free entry

Handcrafted products and food products

Refreshments and snacks

Guided visits of the château: 14h30 and 16h

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Friday 7th, Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th of June - from 14h to 18h

"Rendez vous in the Gardens"

 Open visits of the gardens

  •  Free entry

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From 6th of June to 29th of September - on opening times

Exhibition of 16th century costumes

 Famous 16th century characters and characters from the château presented on wicker dummies in the Salon Doré

 Up until the end of October/early November for groups and school groups

  •  Admission included in entry fee



Friday 19th - saturday 20th / friday 26th and saturday 27th of july 2019

Theatrical Performance "Les Derniers Seigneurs"

Production by Paul Ermio

  • Price: 8 euros
  • free for -12 years

 on reservation



Saturday 31th of August

Concert of Jazz

with Alain Jacquemot

on reservation

Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th of September

European Heritage days

 Open and guided visits of the château

  • Free entry


New edition in 2015


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Places of sale

The book is on sale at the office of the association all year (telephone before coming to be sure that someone is available), and in our shop when the chateau is open.

You can also buy copies :

At Langres :

  • Tourist information office
  • Museum of Art and History
  • E. Leclerc at Saints-Geosmes

At Bourbonne-les-Bains :

  • Tourist information office
  • Maison de la presse de Bourbonne-les-Bains

At Chaumont :

  • Unité Départementale d'Architecture et du Patrimoine
  • Maison de la Presse "A la une"
  • Librairie Apostrophes
  • E.Leclerc Chaumont

Other places :

  • Tourist information office at Fayl-Billot
  • Maison de la presse de Chalindrey


The association is searching for any documents or testimonies concerning the history of the castle as well as the life of the inhabitants of the village (photos, post cards, letters…). If you have any of these in your possession, we would be grateful to hear from you by filling out this form.


The association organises training and cultural outings for its volunteers (conferences, visits to cultural heritage sites, etc.)


2017 activities


1/04 : Joinville

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23/09 : Château de Morteau, Auditoire de Joinville, Château de Gudmont

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11/11 : Château de Rosières

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2016 activities


12th of March : Visit of the Museum Courbet at Ornans with the association "Bouge ton regard" to explore the aids available to adapt cultural visits for the visually disalted.

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Spring : training on local geology and stone cutting with the office of tourism of Langres

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16th of April : Guided visit exploring the Renaissance town of Dijon by the office of tourism of Dijon


15th of October : Visit of the Chateau of Champs-sur-Marne to see the temporary exhibition of costumes of the 18th century

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2015 Activities


7th of March : Conference on Renaissance architecture by Catherine Chédeau, professor of History of Art of the University of Franche-Comté

21st of March : The gardens of the chateau by Marc Lechien, from the Conseil en Architecture, Urbanisme et Environnement of Haute-Marne

23rd of March : Meeting to identify the trees of the gardens of the chateau with a professional from the Office National des Forêts

3rd of October : Visit to the chateau of Bussy-Rabutin

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10th of October : Visit to the castle of Guedelon (currently being built) and workshop on the sculpture of stone

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"Château du Pailly" stamp

27th, 28th and 29th of January

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  • Sale of stampes, first day issue of stamps, postcards (in collaboration with philatelic societies of Chalindrey and of Haute-Marne)
  • Exhibition of a collection of old postcards of the chateau
  • Presentation of models tracing the architectural history of the chateau
  • Explanation of the paintings and monumental chimey pieces in the Salon Doré

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Craft Market

Sunday 21st of May

In partnership with the Committee des Fetes of Le Pailly

Free entrance

Guided visits of the château - 11h, 14h30, 16h - 5 euros

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Garden visits

From the 3th to the 5th of June from 14h00 to 18h00

Visits of the garden only

Guided visits

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Well-being workshop. Introduction to Tai-chi and Qi-qong

From the 20th of June to the 26th of September

Tuesdays at 18h30

2 euros per session


Nomade en Pays de Langres

From 15th to 21st July (except monday) : 14h15-18h

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Exhibition of photographs of Nathalie Malric.

Performance "Nomade" Saturday 15th July at 21h

Performed by the company Préface, the Association Peut-être and the Association Le Promontoire

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International volunteers

From the 31st of July to the 20th of August

International volunteers will rebuild a part of the wall of the gardens.

Cultural exchanges with the volunteers

Organised by "Etudes et chantiers".

More information about international volunteers.

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Equestrian Festival

Saturday 5th of August : 10h-22h

Sunday 6th of August : 10h-19h

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16th century tournament

Demonstrations and equestrian shows

Arts and crafts

Horse riding, introduction to pony riding, visits of the grounds in an open topped carriage

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European days of Patrimony

16th and 17th September

Guided visits of the chateau and of the gardens

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