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What's on at the castle in 2019

You will be able to find here the events for the season.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any idea and/or suggestion.

For French-speaking children, from April 6th to May 12th  //  from July 6th to September 1st   //  from October 19th to November 3th

Treasure Hunt - Available in English :

The treasure hunt takes place in the Mysterious Forest.
Armed with a bag, the children look for clues that will lead them to find the thief Cloche d'Or, who stole treasure of the castle!
Many challenges await them in the forest along with clues that might lead to a treasure!

For children and families, everyday.
Included in the entrance ticket

The costumed guided tour:

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

Lasting : 1 hour
Hours: every day at 3 pm 
Dates: from April 6th to May 12th - from July 6th to September 1st - from October 19th to November 3th
Booking advised
Only in French

Workshops :
  • On Monday at 4.30 pm: "Gardening"

Children discover what gardens are used for, how to maintain them, and what are the environmental and  friendly ways to do it. Afterwards, they are invited to have their own experience by sowing seeds in the garden to leave a beautiful trace of their time at the castle.
  • On Tuesday at 4.30 pm: "Tale and Taste"

Come discover the tale " Marion et la vie qui bat ", by Roxanne Turcotte. This tale, inspired from the story of the grand-mother of the château's inhabitants, explains to the children the differences between Court and Poultry-yard.
After the reading of the book, a snack is proposed to the children.
  • On Wenesday and Thursday at 4.30 pm: "Bread Baking"

Located in the domestic quarters from the 18th century, the oven is turned on so the children can learn to make bread in the old way. The workshop ends with the degustation of the hot bread.
  • On Friday at 4.30 pm : "Coat of arms"

With this workshop, children learn how heraldic was born and the symbolic of colors. They will realise their own coat of arms that they will bring back home.

Price: 3€50 / per child (not included in the entrance ticket)
Booking advised
Only in French

Château de Gizeux - 37340 Gizeux

Château de Gizeux

37340 Gizeux

00 33 (0)2 47 96 45 18


Despite the storm that hit the chateau on Wednesday June 16th
the chateau remains open to visitors, and all our animations are maintained!

The main path is temporarily closed, but the secondary path is accessible.