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School groups

Discovering a great lordly residence…

 

The occupants from the Middle Ages seem to have only just left… Furnishing, tapestries, décor bring to life the period of Charles VIII and Anne of Brittany. The wedding room presents the ceremony sealing their union through strikingly realistic wax figures in splendid costumes. A feast, with its many courses, tableware and dishes, is recreated in the banquet hall… The Château of Langeais helps young people learn in a concrete manner about all the facets of the lifestyle of the great lords.

 

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Unguided tour with educational supports

Unguided tour of the château.
Visitors will find detailed information cards in the different rooms of the château.

Length : 1 hour (château and park)
Level : All levels
Number : 30 pupils maximum
Languages : information cards in French, English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Russian, japonese and Portuguese. 


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Guided tour : “Daily life in the middle ages”

 

The guide leads the pupils through the living quarters and the great reception halls. He or she helps them discover the splendour of a princely residence. The pupils learn that the furniture and decorations were suited to the lord’s travelling life.

 

Length : 1 hour
Level : secondary
Number : 30 pupils maximum
Languages : French, English, Spanish. 

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Preparing your visit

2015 Prices and terms – School activities

  Type of activity
Length
Level
N° pupils
Price
  UNGUIDED TOUR

  Unguided tour 

1 hour
  All levels

30 pupils max.

 Admission fee:
-Kindergarten and primary 3€
-Secondary 4€
  GUIDED TOUR
  Guided tour
“Daily Life in the Middle Ages”
1 hour
  Elementary and secondary
30 pupils max.
 40€ per class + admission fee

 

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Reservations

To reserve or for more information about the activities for schools, please contact the Château de Langeais : +33 (0)2 47 96 72 60.

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The château’s pedagogic team

Amélie Delaunay : Head of activities
Each activity is led by guides holding a higher education degree in history and art history

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Educational files

To prepare your visit, you can download the following theme files (in French only) :

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Maps of the tour

To prepare your visit, you can download floor maps of each storey in the château with the rooms indicated (in French only) :

 

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Services on the site

– Possibility of picnicking in the château’s park or in the covered market in the town centre in the case of rain (2 min on foot).
– Beverage vending machine.
– Rest and recreations areas in the park : playgrounds and tree house.
– Demonstration of the drawbridge upon request.
– Reading room with comics and educational works (in French only) based on the theme of the Middle Ages.
– Gift shop and bookstore specialising in the Middle Ages, children’s section (books about daily life, games and costumes).

 

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Guidelines

The activities are carried out under the responsibility of the guide, the teacher and accompanying adults.

Before the tour, we request that you make your pupils aware of the respect owed to the exhibited objects as well as other visitors.

It is requested :
Inside the château :

– to not touch the exhibited objects (furnishings, tapestries, objets d’art…)
– to make sure the flash is off before taking pictures
– to not run or shout
Outside :
– to not throw pebbles and stones
– to respect the guidelines on the cards posted in the park

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