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16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
11,90 € adult. 6 € -18 years. Free -10 years. Free admission. Duration thematic visit: 45 min. Slots: 11h, 12h, 14h, 16h, 17h. Duration interactive animation: 20 min. Slots: 11h30, 12h30, 14h, 15h15, 16h15, 17h15.
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September 2023
Saturday 16
10:00 - 19:00
Sunday 17
11:00 - 19:00

Château de Castelnaud

24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
  • Dordogne
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine

The secrets of builders in the art of medieval war: immerse yourself in the heart of history during the European Heritage Days

Castelnaud Castle comes alive to immerse the public in the heart of history.
16 and 17 September 2023Passed
Conditions
11,90 € adult. 6 € -18 years. Free -10 years. Free admission. Duration thematic visit: 45 min. Slots: 11h, 12h, 14h, 16h, 17h. Duration interactive animation: 20 min. Slots: 11h30, 12h30, 14h, 15h15, 16h15, 17h15.
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©Mickaël Boutry

Beyond the idea of a frozen museum, the castle of Castelnaud wishes to offer the general public a real discovery of its collections and themes dedicated to it: the art of war in the Middle Ages!
Visitors eager for anecdotes and immersive stories will be delighted by this themed tour entitled «Builders of castles and war machines». During this tour, they will have the opportunity to experience some tools and techniques of medieval construction, and will also be able to attend a trebuchet shooting, thanks to a machine specially designed for educational demonstrations. This imposing siege machine, capable of throwing balls of 100 kg at a distance of 200 meters, was used to shake the thickest walls!
Another facet of castle seats is also highlighted during these days: art and the way to undermine. An animator, dressed in a costume faithfully recreated from the era of the Hundred Years War, will present his equipment and explain his essential know-how in wartime.
This interactive animation, entitled: «Face to Face with a soldier-pioneer of the Hundred Years War», will allow visitors to learn more about the ingenious military thought of the Middle Ages and to discover the multiple skills of the men of this time, far from the clichés of rustic craftsmen or bloodthirsty warriors.

Types d'événement
Atelier / Démonstration / Savoir-faire
Thèmes 2023
Patrimoine vivant
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Tarif préférentiel
Type de public
Tout public

About the location

Château de Castelnaud
24250 Castelnaud-la-Chapelle
  • Dordogne
  • Nouvelle-Aquitaine
The castle of Castelnaud, in 1966 classified as "Historic Monument", offers a splendid panorama on the valley of the Dordogne. Opened to the public since 1985, this fortified castle is a great(tremendous) military example of architecture devoted to the art of war. Indoors, the museum presents a collection of armours and of weapons. The manorial everyday life is also represented. Outside, the will to stage a besieged castle encouraged the reconstruction of impressive war machines cut real: bird-trap, mangonneau, pierrière, a trifle, bombs.
Tags
Château, hôtel urbain, palais, manoir, Édifice militaire, enceinte urbaine, Espace naturel, parc, jardin, Monument historique
©Jean-Marie Laugery