At Langeais castle in May 2018

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In the shoes of a prince or a princess
From May 1 to 10, Sundays to Thursdays, from 10:30 to 13:30 and 3 to 6pm
Children aged 7 to 12 years can discover the inside-outs of fashion in the Middle Ages thanks to a fun and participatory activity (in French).

In the footsteps of Anne of Brittany
From May 1 to 8 : on Sundays, Mondays ans Tuesdays at 11:15, 2pm (reservation required)

Her Majesty Queen Anne of Brittany leads the children through the castle where she married King Charles VIII. (length 1hr) (in French)

Salon des Vins de Bourgueil Wine Fair
Thursaday May 10 from 10am to 6pm
The winemakers of Bourgueil set up shop for the day in the castle’s courtyard and let you discover and taste their best wines.

Castle life
Friday and Saturday, May 11 and 12 from 10:30am to 6:30pm

Men in armour, specialists in military history under François I, set up camp in the park! Manoeuvres, the handling of weapons and firing of the cannon are on the programme (in French)
Handling arms, firing cannon, dressing/ undressing like a knight: from 10:30 am to 12 pm, from 2 pm to 4:30 pm, from 4 pm to 5:30 pm
Inside the castle, evocation of daily life in the early Renaissance : from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm

Guided tours
From May 1 to 10 at 11am, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 (length 50 min.) (in French)
Introduction to the history of the castle
May 11 and 12 at 11:30, 12:30 am, 3 and 5 pm (length 25 min.) (in French)

At Langeais castle in June 2018

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Guided tours

Guided tours weekdays at 11am, 3pm and 4:30
On the weekend at 11am, 2:30, 3:30 and 4:30 (length 50 min.) (in French)

At Langeais castle in July 2018

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Falconry Show
This show brings back to life the centuries old art of falconry. Following the demonstration, visitors have the chance to talk with the falconer and even meet those fascinating birds. (in French)
From July 15 to August 22, Sundays to Wednesdays at 11:30am, 3:30 and 5:30pm

Raising of the drawbridge
A humorously staged show that lets you take part in the manoeuvring of one of the last functioning drawbridges. (length 10 min) (in French)
From July 11 to August 26, Thursdays to Sundays at 13:15 pm

Sword fight
The captain of Langeais is recruiting new men-at-arms to guard the castle. An interactive skit mixing sword fights and verbal jousts. (length 30 min) (in French)
From July 11 to August 26, Thursdays to Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 pm

In the footsteps of Anne of Brittany
Her Majesty Queen Anne of Brittany leads the children through the castle where she married King Charles VIII. (length 1hr)
From July 11 thru August 24: every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15 and 2:15 (reservation required) (in French)

Guided tours
from July 1 to 7 at 11am, 2pm, 3:30 and 5pm
From July 8 to 31 at 11am, 12:30, 2pm, 3:15, 4:15 and 5:30 (length 50 min) (in French)

At Langeais castle in August 2018

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Falconry Show
This show brings back to life the centuries old art of falconry. Following the demonstration, visitors have the chance to talk with the falconer and even meet those fascinating birds. (in French)
From July 15 to August 22, Sundays to Wednesdays at 11:30am, 3:30 and 5:30pm

Raising of the drawbridge
A humorously staged show that lets you take part in the manoeuvring of one of the last functioning drawbridges. (length 10 min) (in French)
From July 11 to August 26, Thursdays to Sundays at 13:15 pm

Sword fight
The captain of Langeais is recruiting new men-at-arms to guard the castle. An interactive skit mixing sword fights and verbal jousts. (length 30 min) (in French)
From July 11 to August 26, Thursdays to Sundays at 10:30 am, 12:30, 2:30, 4:30 pm

 

In the footsteps of Anne of Brittany
Her Majesty Queen Anne of Brittany leads the children through the castle where she married King Charles VIII. (length 1hr) (in French)
From July 11 thru August 24: every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10:15 and 2:15 (reservation required)

 

Guided tours
From August 1 to 24 at 11am, 12:30, 2pm, 3:15, 4:15 and 5:30
F
rom August 25 to 31 at 11am, 2pm, 3:30 and 5pm
(length 50 min) (in French)

Exhibition “Wellness begins in the Garden”

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Wellness begins in the Garden

The Grandes Heures of Anne of Brittany and her richly illustrated herbarium will feature prominently in the castle’s park. Large- format reproductions of some of the illuminations evoke for you the medicinal properties of those essential plants, with recipes from doctors and humanists of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.