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February 5 to March 5, 2017 – Winter vacation

Guided tour

Attack! Guided tour on the theme of a fortified castle under attack.
Sunday February 5 to Sunday March 5, every day at 11:30 and 15:30

Try an armour or a gown of chatelaine

A unique occasion to wear a reconstituted armour from the 15th century or the recreation of a gown worn in the 14th century by a chatelaine. For children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Monday February 13 to Friday March 3, every day from 14:00 to 17:30 (except weekends)

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April 1 to May 1, 2017 – Spring Break

Sword fighting lesson (children 5 to 14 years old)

En garde! The rudiments of sword fights explained to children.
Sunday April 2 to Monday May 1, every day from 11:00 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 17:30 (except Saturdays)

Face to face with a crossbowman from the Hundred Years War

A costumed character presents the offensive and defensive equipment of a crossbowman from the early 15th century and evokes stories from the Hundred Years War.
Sunday April 2 to Monday May 1, every day at 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30 (except Saturdays and Sunday morning)

Blacksmith demonstration

A blacksmith works in the forge before the visitors’ eyes and reveals the secrets of metal and fire.
Monday April 3 to Monday May 1, from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00 (except Sundays)

Guided tour and firing of a trebuchet

Guided tour on the theme of attacking a fortified castle, including a demonstration in firing a war machine (one-third scale model).
In French, Saturday April 1 to Monday May 1, every day at 11:00, 12:15, 14:15, 15:30, 16:45
In Spanish, on Monday and Friday from Monday, 10 April to Friday, 21 April at 11:00 and 16:00
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May 1 to June 25, 2017 – Weekends at the castle

Guided tour and firing of a trebuchet

Guided tour on the theme of attacking a fortified castle, including a demonstration in firing a war machine (one-third scale model).
Every weekend and bank holiday at 11:00, 12:15, 14:15, 15:30, 16:45

Face to face with a crossbowman from the Hundred Years War

A costumed character presents the offensive and defensive equipment of a crossbowman from the early 15th century and evokes stories from the Hundred Years War.
Saturday May 6 to Monday May 8, Thursday May 25 to Sunday May 28 and Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 at 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30, 17:30

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July 1 to August 31, 2017 – Summer vacation

Mystery in the donjon, go investigate!   New

An evening show during which the public is invited to follow comedians in the château to solve an enquiry.
Monday July 17 to Thursday August 24, every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evening at 20:30 and 22:15

A show of arms   New

A medieval-inspired farce performed by two actors who draw the public into their eccentricities!
Monday July 10 to Sunday August 27 at 11:30, 12:30, 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 (except Saturdays)

Demonstration in firing a trebuchet

The most powerful of war machines in action… In order to not damage the château, the one used here is on a scale of 1:3!
Sarturday July 1 to Friday September 1, every day from 10:00 to 13:30 and 17:00 to 18:30 (except Sundays)

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Blacksmith demonstration

A blacksmith works in the forge before the visitors’ eyes and reveals the secrets of metal and fire.
Monday July 10 to Friday September 1, from 10:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:30 (except August 5, Saturday afternoons and Sundays)

Presentation of a crossbowman’s equipment

A costumed character presents the offensive and defensive equipment of a crossbowman from the early 15th century and evokes stories from the Hundred Years War.
Every Sunday from July 9 to August 27 and Saturday August 5, at 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:15, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15

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Guided theme tours

Outdoor tour (approx. 45 min)

Guided tour on the theme of attacking and defending a fortified castle.
In French from Friday July 1 to Thursday August 31, every day
In English from Monday July 10 to Thursday August 31, every day
In Dutch from Monday July 10 to Thursday August 31, every day (except weekends)
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Symposium-tour (approx. 90 min)   New

This tour helps you explore the castle’s museum and find out what an organ, a bombarde, a salad, a caltrop and other devices are. The most fortunate can try a half-armour as well as a medieval knight.
In French from Monday July 10 to Friday September 1, every day at 9:15 (except Saturdays)

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September 1 to 30, 2017

Guided tour and firing of a trebuchet

Guided tour on the theme of attacking a fortified castle, including a demonstration in firing a war machine (one-third scale model).
In French, every day at 11:00, 15:30, 16:45 (except Saturday 16 and Sunday 17)
In English, every day at 12:15 (except Saturday 16 and Sunday 17)   New
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October 22 to November 5, 2017 – Autumn Break

EXCEPTIONAL! A garrison at Castelnaud for the weekend

Deployment of men-at-arms, craftsmen and chambermaids throughout the château with many demonstrations in the use of weapons.
Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October

Face to face with a crossbowman from the Hundred Years War

A costumed character presents the offensive and defensive equipment of a crossbowman from the early 15th century and evokes stories from the Hundred Years War.
Sunday October 22 to Friday November 3, every day at 11:30, 12:30, 14:30, 15:30, 16:30 (except October Saturday 28)

Guided tour and firing of a trebuchet

Guided tour on the theme of attacking a fortified castle, including a demonstration in firing a war machine (one-third scale model).
Sunday October 22 to Sunday November 5 at 11:00, 12:15, 14:30, 15:45 (except Saturday November 4)

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Become a knight or lady of the castle!

A unique occasion to wear a reconstituted armour from the 15th century or the recreation of a gown worn in the 14th century by a chatelaine. For children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Sunday October 22 to Friday November 3, de 11:30 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 17:30 (except Saturday 28 and Sunday October 29)

Blacksmith demonstration

A blacksmith works in the forge before the visitors’ eyes and reveals the secrets of metal and fire.
Monday October 23 to Friday November 3, from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 (except Sunday October 29)

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December 26 to 30, 2017 – Christmas Holidays

Medieval flavours and cooking   New

An appetizing face to face with the cook Guillemette who reveals, between two dietetic advices, her daily difficulties that she has to manage the stewardship of the kitchen of a provincial castle to you.
Monday 26 to Friday December 30 at 11:00, 14:30, 15:30

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