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"STRANGE WAR".

This is the new theme of the 2023 animations of the Saint Mesmin castle.

Waging war in the Middle Ages is all about strategy, techniques and pitched battles
to attack and lay siege to towns, strongholds or castles.
The recruitment done, it is better to be well equipped and trained to become a soldier.
Thus, the army corps are in the first rank and in successive waves,
cavalry, archers, crossbowmen infantry contribute to the smooth running
military operations.

The stories of the chroniclers are numerous, cruel and sometimes comical
to embellish and glorify these epic battles.

In the absence of staff maps and to perfect the armies,
the secret services play a key role
by practicing espionage, negotiation, ransoms, poisoning…
enough to interfere in the end in a strange war….

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Aux armes les enfançons !

The Château de Saint Mesmin wants to make 2023 a strange war year and start the preparations with "Aux armes, les enfançons". Meet us between 8 April and 10 April 2023 for three days of initiation to the art of war accompanied by masters of arms.

With "Hoël le jangleur", children relive the epic of the great tournaments and the art of playing war by giving them "riding lessons". The stakes are courteous, as they fight for the beautiful girl or her crown of flowers, and the winners can "impress the gallery" with their prowess.
With "la barbiche", the children learn to handle swords and weapons like valorous soldiers. In duels and team skirmishes, there is strength in numbers so that manoeuvres rhyme with victory.

Available at the reception desk: the new great puzzle game of the castle "The mystery of empoising", in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. An hour of fun to be had with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

The castle remains accessible independently (visit assistance plan and audioguide at the reception).s

From Sunday April 8 to monday April 10,
From 10:30am to 12:30am and 2:30pm till 6:30pm

Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14 years): €5
Family Pass: €23 (2ad +2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising

The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .


From Saturday 8 April to Monday 1 May 2023
From 10:30am to 12:30pm and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card



Escape game

It is in one military context that the castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and offer its first escape game. It is a record that in times of war everything is permissible !

Thus, time is limited, 60 minutes chrono is the defined time to get out of the enclosure of the castle of Saint Mesmin. With a guaranteed immersion in the heart of a history that takes place in the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, it is necessary to rediscover, among other things, a plan for the invasion of Poitou. Equipped with a roadmap, through puzzles and escape games, it is a story to go back in time that awaits the players with the program: intrigues, clues, secret messages to decode, reading, thinking through the various rooms of the castle.

For teams of 4 to 6 players maximum, it will be a question of elucidating the investigation allowing to exit the castle of Saint Mesmin by crossing the lifeblood bridge. The rendezvous is taken at the castle to escape the time of this “Escape game”, halfway between a life-size cluedo and a video game adapted from the real world.

Saturday 6 May 2023: 2.30pm and 5.00pm

Team of 4 people : €60
Team of 5 people : €75
Team of 6 people : €90

• Limited places,
• From 12 years, strollers and pets not allowed, Closed footwear.
• Appointment 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the session.

Online booking only
: E-Tickets


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising

The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .


From Sunday 7 May to Monday 8 May 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card



Landscape game : The mystery of empoising

The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .


From Sunday 14 May 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card



Come on children, at the castle!

The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a funny war year and to offer an annual event dedicated to children around the theme of this year’s war in the Middle Ages and in such a way that it is “fun”. This event will take place throughout the weekend of the Ascension with « Come on children, at the castle! ».

• Four days to have fun
• Four key words: skill, dexterity, tactics and strategy
• Four companies

With the company LezAccros, it will be a matter of climbing a medieval siege tower, 8 meters high, safely with harnesses for all. Children, but also adults, will attack the vertical walls, like stuntmen of cape and sword film, and will easily imagine the danger of these famous seat machines so feared in the Middle Ages.
With the company Machina Silente, it will be about poliorcetics or the art of besieging cities or strongholds. Weapons of war such as trebuchet, stone, couillard and cannon will take place in the courtyard of the castle, to the delight of young and old. "All in action", that will be the rallying cry of the two soldiers ready to make you manoeuvre these strange machines.
With the company Gueule de loup, a special camp loupiots will be set up. In this village of multi-coloured canvases, games of keel, paddle, quintaine, wooden dinettes will place children at the heart of dreams and imagination.
Together with Créabrick, the small Lego® bricks will come to life in the castle. What could be better than settling in the fortress to build your own creations in Lego® or Duplo®

And at the same time, it will be possible to enjoy a combat contest with the use of secure latex swords in the framework of duels, tournaments, skirmishes under the control of a sergeant-at-arms and an Archery game space with secure archery and an exhibition about war in the Middle Ages with the presence of figurines, Lego®, Playmobil® and lead soldiers.

Also available at the reception: The new big puzzle game of the castle “ The mystery of empoising ”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A fun moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

From Thursday 18 May to Sunday 21 May 2023
From 10.30am to 12.30am and from 2.30pm to 6.30pm.


Adult price: €10
Adult reduced rate: €8,5
Child rate (5/14years): €6
Family Pass: €28 (2ad + 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card




Escape game : The price of the ransom

It is in this military context that the castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and offer its second escape game. It is a record that in times of war everything is permissible !

Thus, time is limited, 60 minutes chrono is the defined time to get out of the enclosure of the castle of Saint Mesmin. It is a guaranteed immersion in the heart of a history.Equipped with a roadmap, through puzzles and escape games, it is a story to go back in time that awaits the players with the program: intrigues, clues, secret messages to decode, reading, thinking through the various rooms of the castle.

For teams of 4 to 6 players maximum, it will be a question of elucidating the investigation allowing to exit the castle of Saint Mesmin by crossing the lifeblood bridge. The rendezvous is taken at the castle to escape the time of this “Escape game”, halfway between a life-size cluedo and a video game adapted from the real world.

Saturday 27 May 2023: 2.30pm, 5.00pm and 8.00pm

Team of 4 people : 60 €
Team of 5 people : 75 €
Team of 6 people : 90 €

• Limited places,
• From 12 years, strollers and pets not allowed, Closed footwear.
• Appointment 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the session.

Online booking only
: E-Tickets


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising

The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .


From Sunday 28 May 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card



Photo : ©V.Bauza


Dansed concert "Résonances"

At the castle of Saint Mesmin, immerse yourself, for an afternoon in the times of ancient music with the welcome of the Compagnie Outre Mesure, based in Tiffauges (85). This company created in 2000 brings together professional artists around Mr. Robin JOLY its musical director and choreographer.
With this dance concert "Resonances", it will be the correlation of music with dance; The resonance of scores from popular traditions with European repertoires from the early Renaissance to the Enlightenment.
The songs & dances proposed by Cie Outre-Mesure cover many themes and styles: spiritual, bacchanal, pastoral, lament, disappointed or happy love, courteous in the form of dialogues and stories. These pieces sometimes take us to great poetry, burlesque, the grave, the light, the top, the bottom making us inevitably dream.
A beautiful afternoon filled with texts, music and dances from the Renaissance to the 17th century.

Also available at the reception: The new big game of the castle “The mystery of empoising”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A fun moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.


Sunday, June 4, 2023
From 2. 30 pm to 6. 30 pm.
At 3.30pm: Concert danced «Resonances».
(Duration of the concert, about 80 minutes)


Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years):  €5
Family Pass: €23 (2ad +2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card



Landscape game : The mystery of empoising


The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .

From Sunday 11 June 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.


Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising


The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .

From Sunday 18 June 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.


Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

   


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising


The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .

From Sunday 25 June 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.


Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


   


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising


The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .

From Sunday 2 July 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.


Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


   







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Strange war, daily animations

Waging war in the Middle Ages is a matter of strategy, techniques and organized battles to attack and besiege cities, strongholds or castles. Once the recruitment is done, it is better to be well equipped and trained to become a soldier.Thus, the corps were at the forefront and in successive waves, cavalry, archers, crossbowmen and infantry contributed to the smooth running of military operations. The chroniclers’ accounts are numerous, cruel and sometimes funny in order to embellish and glorify these epic battles.In the absence of staff maps and in order to perfect the armies, the secret services play a crucial role by practicing espionage, negotiation, ransom, poisoning. . . enough to get involved in a strange war.

So, during a summer visit, every day, to the castle, plunge into the universe of a strange war as you meet a recruiting sergeant, a chronicler and a spy.

In the backyard, between war and training, prepare for military operations! Don't become a soldier who wants to, and yet you need men with arms! By following the sergeant's orders, by defending the castle, by going into the countryside, become a soldier on a daily basis. We recruit at all times, we teach the basics because the danger is indeed there: recruitment, brigade training, maneuvers, packing. . .
In the stately home, between war and tactics, take a look at it! Combat imagery, well-established attack techniques, the right strategy, theatrical staging, participatory games and a host of anecdotes! Thus, thanks to the chronicler, you will relive the feats of arms and battles of the Middle Ages, between realities and fictions. . . because you must know how to embellish the facts to glorify the victors.
In the chapel, between war and diplomacy, open the esgourdes wide! It's up to you! To go to war, one must have a good knowledge of the enemy, its position, as well as the field of operations in order to negotiate or bribe. Once the information is taken, everything is set up and you will become perfect spies or secret agents.

Also available at the reception: The new big puzzle game of the castle “Mystery of the empoising”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A fun moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

From Sunday 9 July to Wednesday 30 August 2023
From 10.30am to 1.00pm and from 2.00pm to 7.00pm


Adult price: €10
Adult reduced rate: €8.5
Child rate (5/14years): €6
Family Pass: €28  (2ad+ 2 paying children)
Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

A shop, in free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A play area for children, a picnic area for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 am to 7:00 pm.







From Poitiers to Azincourt

One can no longer count the many battlefields during the Anglo-French conflict of the Hundred Years’ War. With the Maisnie Penthièvre, discover the scenario of a battle on the model of that of Azincourt in 1415 and in the original form of a diorama of 1.5m*1.5m composed of about 600 small figures of lead faithfully representing the various medieval soldiers (pickets, archers, crossbowmen, knights, etc. . . Watching the movements of the troops, you will listen to the versions of the English and French chroniclers. Strange battle. . .

With the Alliance des lions d’Anjou, we will move from a miniaturized version to a full-size version.On his camp in the courtyard of the castle, the military equipment of the knight or soldier will be placed, as well as the different types of weapons used in times of conflict. The opportunity or opportunity to be enlisted to join their ranks in order to go on military operations. Even if the expression came straight out of the ancient Rome dear to René Goscinny in Asterix and Obelix, “Engage yourself what they said” but this weekend only at the castle of Saint Mesmin!

Also available at the reception: The new big puzzle game of the castle “ The mystery of empoising ”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A fun moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

And always the medieval animations inside the castle until August 30th included to plunge into the world of strange war in the company of a recruiting sergeant, a chronicler and a spy.  

From Friday July 14 to Sunday July 16
From 10:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Adult: €10
Reduced price Adult: €8.50
Child (from 5/14 years): €6
Family Pass : €28 (2ad.+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


A shop, in free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A play area for children, a picnic area for all, a restaurant open from 10:30am to 7:00pm.







We're recruiting!

For four days, the company Lez Nominoë, will plunge children into the heart of the battle, with a variety of training situations : In the saddle, riding their faithful bucephalus, courier or wooden steed, they will strike Quintaine and try to get the coveted ring with their spear. That's a funny tournament. Thanks to the ram, if the heavy door of the besieged castle is broken down by the brave and valiant fighters of the day then the stronghold risks big. Strange attack.With precision and force, the brave players will train to aim and touch the castle walls with the help of the bricole, the siege machine, in the hope of destroying part of it. That's a funny shot.
Enter and tremble in the heart of the battle and perhaps you will win.

Also available at the reception: The new big puzzle game of the castle “ The mystery of empoising ”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A fun moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

And always the medieval animations inside the castle until August 30th included to plunge into the world of strange war in the company of a recruiting sergeant, a chronicler and a spy.  

From saturday 12 August to yuesday 15 August 2023
From 10:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Adult: €10 
Reduced price Adult: €8.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €6
Family Pass : €28 (2ad.+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

A store, in free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A playground for children, a picnic area for all, a restaurant open from 9:30am to 7:00pm.


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising


The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .

Sunday 3 september 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.


Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

 


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising


The castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and take advantage of the spring holidays to launch its new great game " The mystery of empoising ", a fun moment to do with family or friends, aimed at adults and children to discover the castle while playing.

In these times of strange war, like true adventurers, it will be necessary to conduct the investigation in order to unmask the spy who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle.

At your disposal on site, a game board and on your side common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor! In a team of 2 to 5 people, the investigation takes place in the castle and requires a minimum playing time of one hour to try to solve the mystery of the poisoning. . .

Sunday 10 september 2023
From 2:30pm to 6:30pm.


Adult price: €8
Adult reduced rate: €6.5
Child rate (5/14years): €5
Family Pass: €23  (2ad+ 2 paying children)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card
   




European Heritage Days : Harnesses and weapons handling

See you on 16 and 17 September for the European Heritage Days for moments of war at Saint Mesmin Castle.

Waging war in the Middle Ages is a matter of strategy, techniques and organized battles to attack and besiege cities, strongholds or castles. Once the recruitment is done, it is better to be well equipped and trained to become a soldier.

Throughout the afternoon, take a seat for your first lessons in medieval weapons handling with our captains.
In the preamble, discover the harness, that is, the combatant’s military equipment, through the use of knives, draft weapons, siege machine and artillery.
Then, the invitation will be issued to try to handle some of them. In the combat lice, manipulate swords, hasty weapons, learn modern archery games, try to propel some projectiles with the bricole, all for a funny but above all playful war. . .

Also available at the reception: The new big puzzle game of the castle “ The mystery of empoising ”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A fun moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.


Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September 2023
From 2.30pm to 6.30pm

Adult rate until 18 years old: €6.5
- 18 years old: FREE

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

A store, in free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A play area for children.




Escape game at night : The price of the ransom

It is in a military context that the castle of Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2023 a strange war year and offer its third escape game. It is a record that in times of war everything is permissible !

Thus, time is limited, 60 minutes chrono is the defined time to get out of the enclosure of the castle of Saint Mesmin. It is a guaranteed immersion in the heart of a history.Equipped with a roadmap, through puzzles and escape games, it is a story to go back in time that awaits the players with the program: intrigues, clues, secret messages to decode, reading, thinking through the various rooms of the castle.

For teams of 4 to 6 players maximum, it will be a question of elucidating the investigation allowing to exit the castle of Saint Mesmin by crossing the lifeblood bridge. The rendezvous is taken at the castle to escape the time of this “Escape game”, halfway between a life-size cluedo and a video game adapted from the real world.

Saturday 16 september 2023: at 8.00pm

Team of 4 people : 60 €
Team of 5 people : 75 €
Team of 6 people : 90 €

• Limited places,
• From 12 years, strollers and pets not allowed, Closed footwear.
• Appointment 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the session.

Online booking only
: E-Tickets






Strange war, Playmobil® style

Visit the castle of Saint Mesmin every day between 21 October and 5 November 2023 because we will plunge into a "Strange war, like Playmobil®":

Waging war in the Middle Ages is a matter of strategy, techniques and organized battles to attack and besiege cities, strongholds or castles. Once the recruitment is done, it is better to be well equipped and trained to become a soldier.
Thus, the corps were at the forefront and in successive waves, cavalry, archers, crossbowmen and infantry contributed to the smooth running of military operations. On this subject, the chroniclers’ accounts are numerous, cruel and sometimes funny in order to embellish and glorify these epic battles.
In the absence of staff maps and in order to perfect the armies, the secret services play a crucial role by practicing espionage, negotiation, ransom, poisoning. . . enough to get involved in a strange war like Playmobil®.

    In the form of dioramas, the fortress will, once again, and for the pleasure of all, be filled with these legendary Playmobil® figures revisited. On the programme: castle siege, row battles, naval battles, skirmishes, surrenders, resupply troops, peace treaties or negotiations, it is a true return to history and childhood memories, like Playmobil®.
In 1974, when the smiling faces of the very first Playmobil® figurines appeared, no one imagined the international success they would be! With the private collection of Playmobil® enthusiast Jean Philippe Broussin you will discover or rediscover these figurines whose smile has conquered the world. . .

Also available at the reception: The new big puzzle game of the castle “The mystery of empoising” in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A fun moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

From Saturday 21 October to 5 November 2023
From 9.30am to 12.30am and 2.30pm to 6.30pm.

Adult : €10
Adult reduced rate : €8,5 
Child (5/14 years) : €6

Family Pass: €28 (2 ad. + 2 paying child.)

Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

A store, in free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A play area for children.



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