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Activities for children

While parents follow a visit “for grownups”, children also get to explore the castle and its secrets!

The guided dress up tour

Imagine the château de Gizeux during the Middle Ages or the Renaissance period... It's not easy, especially when you're between 5 and 12 years old!
To help children discover the château's history, we propose to make the past come alive! Thanks to costumes at their disposal, they slip into the skins of a princess or a knight, who once lived there.
Once familiarized with their "new life", children discover with more interest the place's history. They experiment with old customs and traditions, they relive the discovery of the Francis 1st gallery and imagine themselves cooking on the ancient stove of the old kitchen...

Duration: 1h
Every day during school holidays

Price: included in the ticket (Children ticket : 4.50€)
Only in French
Booking advised



On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 4:30pm during school holidays, thematic workshops are offered to children to help them discover the Chateau de Gizeux in a different way.

On Monday: the "Gardening" workshop
Coming straight from Quebec, Roxane Turcotte delights your ears by reading stories where animals come to life and where girls live funny stories... At the end of the story, a snack will be offered to the children.

On Tuesday: "Tale and taste" workshop
Children discover what gardens are use for, how to maintain them, and what are the environmental friendly ways to do it. Afterwards they are invited to make their own experience by sowing seeds in the garden to leave a beautiful trace of their time in the castle.

On Wedneday AND Thursday: The oven baking workshop
Built in the 18th century the bread oven was big enough to feed around a hundred people all living in this vast residence.
Now, back in working order, the oven is back to life to show you the different stages of bread making.

On Fridays: The coat of arms workshop
Introduced on the battlefields in the 12th century, this mark of appreciation quickly became popular in medieval Europe. Discover the functions of heraldry in feudal society and its remaining stakes in today’s society. Learn how to work out and understand the colour and the objects symbolised. Produce your own coat of arms using your artistic skills.

Price for one workshop: 3,50€/ child
Only in French
Booking advised


Château de Gizeux - 37340 GIZEUX

Château de Gizeux

37340 Gizeux

00 33 (0)2 47 96 45 18


The castle is closed from Nov. 6th to March, 30th 2018.

Our five guest rooms are closed from December 22th to February 9th included.

All year round, you can book a room

for a dreaming night at the castle!

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