Family activity "discovery of the cloister"

Family discoveries: children, teenagers, and parents, accompanied by guides

© Émilie Gallay Warwzyniak, Ville de Chalon-sur-Saône

Through the game of observation you will be actor of this dive in the images of the Middle Ages.
Are you ready to find yourself face-to-face with amazing figures? We will all search together for these nice or grimacing characters and animals that are so familiar to us.
Inspired by the richness of the sculptures preserved in this place, you can create your own images.
Please note: For children aged 6 to 18 and their parents. Presentation and activity time: 10 to 30 minutes. RDV: Cloister of Saint Vincent Cathedral, Place du Cloître

About the venue

Place du Cloître, Chalon-sur-Saône

The cloister of the canons of the Saint-Vincent cathedral is the only cloister adjoining a cathedral preserved in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté. Its peripheral walls could be dated around the year one thousand, which makes it even more exceptional. Three wings with bays with trefoil arches date from the 14th century and were vaulted with warheads in the 15th century. The north wing is a contemporary reconstruction of a gallery that disappeared in the 19th century. In the spirit of the existing medieval and 19th century capitals, it is decorated with sculptures on capitals in Saint-Marc stone (Burgundy limestone) made by the sculptor Laetitia de Bazelaire evoking animals, the virtues, or the five senses.