GENERAL GUIDED TOUR

 

Discover the Fortress

 

Pupils and students discover the Fortress and the significant events in its history as well as important figures.


Suitable for: 8 - 18 year olds
Duration: 1 hour
Price: schools admission fee*

 

 

 

 

  THEMED GUIDED TOURS

 

Miss...what was it like in the Middle Ages?

Suitable for: 4 - 8 year olds
Duration: 1 hour
Price: €1.50 per pupil


In a room reconstructing the period, discover what daily life was like for a child in the Middle Ages: how they kept clean, their house, what they ate...
Only in French.

Attack and defence of a medieval castle
New concept

Suitable for: 9 - 13 year olds
Duration: 1 hour
Price: €2.50 per pupil

Come and discover the military architecture of a fortified castle. What war machines were used to defend a castle? What was a machicolation used for? Why are arrow slits so narrow? What happens during a siege?
Pupils will be able to have a go at firing an educational bricole and trebuchet - a reproduction of a 12th and 13th century war machine.


Construction in the Middle Ages


Suitable for: 9 - 13 year olds
Duration: 1 hour
Price: schools admission fee*


Be transported to a medieval building site. How did they measure thing in the Middle Ages? Did cranes exist? And scaffolding?... From the master builder to the roofer - you’ll learn all you need to know to be able to build a castle!
Only in French.

 

Protect and restore our architectural heritage


Suitable for: secondary schools and colleges
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
Price: schools admission fee*


With the restoration of the royal lodgings as an example, find out about the role of a head architect working on monuments historiques for the Ministry of Culture.
Only in French.

In the footsteps of Joan of Arc


Suitable for: secondary schools and colleges
Duration: 1 hour 15 mins
Price: schools admission fee*


During the Hundred Years War, Joan of Arc arrived in Chinon and her mission was to save the kingdom of France. Discover the story of this emblematic figure.
Only in French.

 

The legend of King Arthur  


Suitable for: secondary schools
Duration: 1 hour
Price: schools admission fee*


Between legend and history, discover one of the biggest literary successes of the Middle Ages: its origins, important figures, how the story has changed... What a story!
Only in French.



*Schools admission fee

  • Nursery schools: free
  • Primary schools, secondary schools and colleges: €1.50 per pupil
  • Secondary schools in Indre-et-Loire: free