Visit the castle of Monts sur Guesnes near Loudun

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Castle of Monts sur Guesnes ©Monts sur Guesnes

Treat yourself to a trip to the past and the history of France, at the Château de Monts sur Guesnes. It is in the village of the same name, counting among the « Small towns of character » that this freshly renovated castle honors important personalities of Poitou such as Eleanor of Aquitaine and his son, Richard the Lionheart. For a very entertaining visit, go to less than 20 minutes from Loudun.

Château de Monts sur Guesnes: Poitou in the spotlight

The castle, of medieval origin, has seen Eleanor of Aquitaine, who was Queen of France then of England, and from Poitiers. His life is worthy of a real adventure novel! A woman at the heart of power games, in the middle of the Middle Ages, she knew how to impose herself to change the course of history. His exceptional descendants (8 children) gave several kings to the two kingdoms, including the famous Richard Coeur de Lion.

It is this history, intertwined with the history of Poitou that you will discover through thehe 8 rooms of the castle, over 800m², and the outdoor area. Count at least 2h30 of visit.

Such a fun and interactive visit

We immediately get carried away and get caught up in this more than real setting.
Massive doors, imposing chandeliers, furniture, atmospheres and details: nothing has been left to chance. Giant screens, 360° immersion, animated installations, interactive games... The bet of technology in the service of the narration of a flamboyant epic is more than successful. Historical figures come to life before your eyes.

sit down at Eleanor's banquet In the company of his court, listen to the story of the Hundred Years' War, and take part in various games, including those straight from the Middle Ages!

At Eleanor's Table at the Chateau de Monts sur Guesnes©ACAP – Claire COULARDEAU

Dress up before entering the medieval camp

In the farm annexed to the castle, the fitted out medieval camp introduces you to period games. Authentic gear will help you put yourself in the shoes of a real knight. Then youis of agility, learning to shoot a crossbow, operation of different trebuchets, waiting for you.

Being a knight who ardently defends his castle cannot be improvised, it can be learned!

Activities around the Château de Monts sur Guesnes

There is no shortage of ideas to complete your visit to Monts-sur-Guesnes! The town of Loudon, with a rich historical past, is a must for a family walk, using the route Tèrra aventura “Big words, big remedies”. To bring you a little closer to nature, the pretty village of Moncontour on the banks of the Dive will be perfect. For a complete stay, book a stay at Center Parcs – Domaine du Bois aux Daims, 30 minutes from the Château de Monts sur Guesnes.

Our “bonus” suggestion: go to the Domaine de Roiffé for an exceptional lunch or dinner, at Alcove restaurant !

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