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During the year 2020, the castle will delight "Medieval flavours".

You said banquet at the castle! The castle of Saint Mesmin will be the “very spicy" castle in medieval flavours around stories in the garden, in the kitchen but also at the table. A tasty discovery of food, recipes, table services, "desserts" and rules of decorum to remind us that in the Middle Ages, life is also marked by several meals, depending on the seasons social classes. From the gardener to the brigade in the kitchen, from the servant to the troubadour in the dinning room, while waiting for the banquet to be served at the chateau, there is a lot of work to “bite” into this delicious program!

Thus, with the company L'Oriflamme, three entertainment centres will be offered to visitors. Medieval flavours to devour with your eyes:


•    A farmer "to stock up" on raw materials
The peasant in the service of the lord of Saint Mesmin settled in the barnyard of the castle with his goods. Thus, under its stalls, he tells the story of the cultivation of the land, the gathering, breeding, hunting and fishing, all according to the conditions of supply, packaging, storage and conservation, which oscillate according to the agricultural calendar and the climatic hazards of Mother Nature. Feeding in the Middle Ages was already part of a complex economic circuit......

•    A master chef "to lead" the brigade in the kitchen
The master chef reigns in the kitchen. He is in charge of the the planning of supplies, purchases from merchants, the preparation of dishes because he controls the composition of the menus surrounded by his brigade with evocative names: squires, “potagiers”, saucers, grinders, blowers, woodsmen, porters, etc ... With his recipes, his know-how, but also his secrets, the cooker makes medieval cuisine, a true "culinary art" in the Middle Ages...


•    A troubadour "to serve and entertain" guests
The troubadour is ready in the dining room of the castle. The banquet table is finely set up, the guests are placed according to convenience and rules of decorum, the head waiter validates the final preparations with the bread maker, the butler, the mouth officers and a ballet of servants. Thanks to the "entremets" entertaining the guests, musicians, poets and jugglers and acrobats bring a resolutely festive character to the banquet.... Let the party begin!


And on the program of weekends in June, July, August and September, many "animated flavours". A season that flips through like a book of gourmet recipes.


Time is running out, 90 minutes is the time set by Lovagame, organizer of the event, to go out of the surrounding wall of the castle of Saint Mesmin. With guaranteed immersion in the heart of a story ... will you be up to it?

Indeed, provided with a road map, through games of mysteries and of escape, it is a history to take back up the "time" which waits for the players with in the programme: intrigues, clues, secret messages to decode, reading, reflexion by going through the different rooms of the castle.
Objectives: Objectives: By team of 5 players maximum or solo, it will be necessary to elucidate the investigation allowing to leave the castle of Saint Mesmin by crossing the saving drawbridge.
The company Lovasport, based in Aizenay in Vendée, develops lately this fashionable concept today in France. At the origin of the escape game, at the beginning of 2000s, these are electronic games of escape come from Asia. These games made room, later, for full-scale simulation. SCRAP is the first company to create one " live escape game " in 2008 in Japan. , to develop progressively in Asia, then Eastern Europe and finally Western Europe.
Appointment is made from the castle to get away the time of this «Escape game», halfway between a full-scale cluedo and a video game adapted by the real world.

Information: contact@lovagame.fr and Inscriptions on

https://www.billetweb.fr/escape-game-mystery-challenge-9eme-edition

Prices : 25 € / person  (from 12 years)
On Saturday: 2:00pm and 4:30pm and on Sunday: 2:00pm and 4:30pm

• limited Places (Possibility of buying your ticket on the spot, within the limits of  available places by session).
• Appointment 30 minutes early announced on your ticket.
• Favour the carpooling
• By team or solo.



Welcome to the Château de Saint Mesmin every afternoon between April 19 and 26, 2020 because we will delight in "Medieval flavors, Playmobil®-style recipes".

Thus, the Playmobil® are back at the castle! In the form of dioramas, with a reconstruction of the castle of Saint Mesmin, the fortress will fill with these legendary figurines, revisited in Playmobil® style. With peasants, hunters, breeders, fishermen, merchants, explorers, gardeners, cooks, butlers, troubadours, musicians, etc ... it is a real return to the history and a return to childhood memories…
In 1974, when the smiling faces of the very first Playmobil® figurines appeared, no one imagined the international success they would experience! This game, designed by Hans Beck, is a must in children's rooms, with its multiple universes including the castle and its knights. Over 100 million figurines are produced each year.

With the company "Play-Original", based in Taverny (95), you will discover or rediscover these figurines whose smile conquered the world ...
 
An toys’s animation that flips through like a gourmet recipe book and it's a pleasant moment to share with the family at the Château de Saint Mesmin which awaits grandparents, parents and children.

From Sunday April 19 to Sunday April 26, from 14H30 to 18H30

Admission charges:
Adult price: 6 €
Adult reduced rate: 4.5 €
Child rate (5 / 14years): 3 €
Family Pass: € 16 (2 adults and 2 children)

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card






Welcome to the Château de Saint Mesmin on May 1st of 2020 because we will delight in “Medieval aperitif flavours” with Dame Aénor.


Thus, Dame Aénor, based in Rochefort (17) will approach:

• At 11:00am, during an "aperitif" conference, the medieval art of the table: culinary art (cooking and food) through all the social and cultural practices relating to it. Live with the public, a recipe will be showcased, presented, concocted and then tasted.
• At 12:30pm, picnic from the bag,
• From 2.30pm to 6.30pm, presentation in the kitchen and continuously, of medieval gastronomy, with discovery of plants and spices, utensils, recipes, all for an original appetizer of this 2020 season.

An animation that flips through like a gourmet recipe book and it's a pleasant moment to share with the family at the Château de Saint Mesmin which awaits grandparents, parents and children.

Friday May 1st of 2020 at 11:00am and from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Admission charges:
Adult price: 6 €
Adult reduced rate: 4.5 €
Child rate (5 / 14years): 3 €
Family Pass: € 16 (2 and 2 children)

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You said banquet at the castle! The castle of Saint Mesmin will be the castle "very spicy" in "Medieval flavors". So, book your places at the table for Saturday, May 9, 2020 because we will taste the "Gastronomics flavors" of the Middle Ages at a banquet at the Château de Saint Mesmin with L’échoppe du griffon noir.

On the program of this banquet, dishes whose recipes come from great cookbooks such as that of Taillevent, Laillot, Guillaume Tirel, Maitre Chiquart "Du fait de cuysine" or Olindo Guerrini "Frammento di un libro di cucina del secolo XIV ". Try the spicy flavors and the sweet and savory mixes specially made for the occasion.

The various dishes served at the table will be interspersed with entertainments. The banquet will echo the joyful melodies or antics of the minstrel and dancing master Patrick Proust, and the jokes of Badin the agile.

Book now at the Medieval Banquet

Saturday May 9th of 2020 at 8:00pm.
Adult banquet price per person: €35
By reservation only :
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Welcome to the castle of Saint Mesmin on Sunday 31th of May of 2020 because we will revel in “Danced flavours” with the Compagnie Outre Mesure.

So, immerse yourself for an afternoon in the days of ancient music with the welcome of the Compagnie Outre Mesure, based in Tiffauges (85) as part of this concert "Harmonie Universelle". This company created in 2000 brings together professional artists around Mr. Robin JOLY its musical director and choreographer.
From 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m : The company Outre Mesure takes the spectator into a show where music is a corollary of dance, where instruments play in consort and accompany songs and where musicians improvise. With its danced concert "Harmonie Universelle" according to the treaty of Marin Mersenne published in 1636, the company invites to travel in a Europe in full stylistic mutation, with geometric and virtuoso choreographies of the Renaissance, dances of the century of Spanish gold or Belle Danse created by the Beauchamp dancing master for King Louis XIV.

Here is a musical and danced page which flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with the Compagnie Outre Mesure which celebrates its 20 years of activities and which aspires to harmony between men, the arts and the scene.

Sunday, May, 31th, 2020, from 2:30pm till 6:30pm.

Prices:
Adult: 6 € - Reduced price Adult: 4.50 €
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): 3 €
Family Pass : €16 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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A gourmet evening at the castle is possible!

In Saint André sur Sèvre, at a place called "La ville", a farmers' market will take place on Friday 5 June in the evening at the castle of Saint Mesmin, just to share with family or friends local gastronomic products.

Possibility to eat on site: Bread, cooked dishes, beef, turkey, cold cuts, honey, canneries, milk jams, cow and goat cheeses, organic pasta, mustard, various vegetables, mushrooms.

Friday, June 7th, 2020
From 6:00 pm.

FREE ENTRANCE

For all enquiries:
Tel: 05 49 80 17 62
contact@chateau-saintmesmin.com







Welcome to the Château de Saint Mesmin on Sunday, June 7, 2020 because we will revel in
"hammered flavours" with the knife maker Cédric Lamballais.


Thus, it's time for the sharp tools of everyday cooking with the "cutlery maker" and the "cutler-sleeve maker", two very distinct trades in the Middle Ages but which Cédric Lamballais practises with dexterity. Accompanied by his forge, he will give a demonstration of kitchen tools (slicing knives, kitchen knives, defence knives, etc ...).
Indeed, Cédric Lamballais, cutlery craftsman, based in Lorient (56), is the artist of sharp instruments combining the practical with the artistic. The anvil, the coal, the fire of the forge, the sound of the hammer beating the iron and the acrid smell of the smoke lulled his childhood memories. Grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather were farriers and blacksmiths.

Passionate about history, especially medieval history (troop member for 12 years), he has taken a close interest in medieval weapons that were originally tools, but also in edged weapons (swords, rapiers, daggers, axes and other weapons of hast or shock) that he learned to handle through artistic fencing.
   
Here is a well forged program that can be leafed through like a gourmet recipe book and it will be a pleasant moment to share with Cédric Lamballais, a cutler by trade.

Sunday, June, 7th, 2020, from 2:30pm till 6:30pm.

Prices:
Adult: 6 € - Reduced price Adult: 4.50 €
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): 3 €
Family Pass: €16 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card








Welcome at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Sunday, June 14, 2020 as we will revel in "Harvested flavors" with Dame Aénor.

According to Danièle Alexandre-Bidon, a specialist in medieval gastronomy, in the Middle Ages, you don't drink water, it's dangerous. So we drank wine, only wine and a lot of wine, even cider and perry for the less fortunate. This applies to men, women, and even children. It is necessary to count about 3 liters of wine per day and per person. The production of wine at that time is therefore considerable, there are vineyards everywhere. Even Rabelais praised it: " Drinking is man's own thing, drinking good and fresh wine, and wine, divine you become

Like a sommelier, Dame Aénor, based in Rochefort (17), will approach the history of wine in the Middle Ages: its origin, geographical areas, grape harvests, grape pickers, grape varieties, grands crus, tastes, table services and echansonnery, containers, customs, etc… And what could be more instructive than seeing making, in the castle's kitchen, a medieval drink made from wine and spices…. Hypocras, Clairet, Grenache, Saugée…. To discover one of these subtle drinks that are already mouthwatering while consuming them with great moderation!

Here is a very fresh and light program that flips through like a gourmet recipe book and it will be a pleasant moment to share with Dame Aénor.

Sunday, June, 14th, 2020, from 2:30pm till 6:30pm.

Prices:
Adult: 6 € - Reduced price Adult: 4.50 €
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): 3 €
Family Pass : €16 (2ad.+ 2 children)



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In the Middle Ages and during next centuries, in his castle, during big tournaments but also during feasts, the knight wants to amuse himself. Music and dances are the pillars of art ménétrier, it is so a chance to play music for dance or rather with dance!
At the castle of Saint Mesmin, immerse yourself, for an afternoon in the times of dances and ancient musics with the reception of the Company Outre Mesure, based to Tiffauges (85) as part of its Renaissance workshop: RAMDAM.

RAMDAM is born in 2008, when Compagnones Studiantes, dancers of the conservatory of Nantes, challenged  the company Outre Mesure on their wish to share their job and their passion by producing on stage of Renaissance Dances. RAMDAM will offer so a ballet concert (musical and choreographic interludes Renaissance and traditional) and a Ball Renaissance with the presence of about sixty united amateurs .


From 2.30 p.m. to 3.30 p.m .: Dance concert "Jouyssance vous donnay", Renaissance, Spanish Golden Age and Enlightenment dances in the form of ballet punctuated by Renaissance songs.

Followed

From 3.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.: a Renaissance ball open to all. One step will be enough to enter the dance ...

A nice entertaining afternoon of Renaissance where music and dance will have talks merrily.

Sunday, June 21, from 2:30pm till 6:30pm

Adult : €6
Adult reduced rate : €4,5
Child (6 to 14 years) : €3

Family Pass: €16 (2 adults + 2 children)


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Welcome to the Château de Saint Mesmin on Sunday June 28, 2020 because we will delight in "Bakened flavors" with the Talmelier of Terrignis.

Bread in the Middle Ages, is called in different ways depending on the province: loaf, shuttle, pretzel, but also fougasse, soft bread, mouth bread, bizette, dog bread. Made from wheat, rye, barley, oats, spelt, millet, meslin, acorn, broad bean, chestnut, ferns, walnuts, you can find everything you need to make a ball of bread!

So to tell you more, Noël, the Talmelier of Terrignis, (another name for the baker), based in Chenay (79), installed his clay bread oven and bake many loaves of bread because in the Middle Ages, bread was the dominant component of the food! Always present on the table of the king, the lord, the peasant, it is the essential food of the people. The breads produced will be made from flours from cereals of ancient and organic varieties. A way to "put your hand to the dough" and to share beliefs and legends around bread, without forgetting of course the tastings!

Here is a very crispy program which will be leafed through like a gourmet recipe book and it will be a pleasant moment to share with the talmelier of Terrignis.

Sunday, June, 28th, 2020, from 2:30pm till 6:30pm.

Prices:
Adult: 6 € - Reduced price Adult: 4.50 €
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): 3 €
Family Pass : €16 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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








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Thus, with the company L'Oriflamme, three entertainment centres will be offered to visitors. Medieval flavours to devour with your eyes:


•    A farmer "to stock up" on raw materials
The peasant in the service of the lord of Saint Mesmin settled in the barnyard of the castle with his goods. Thus, under its stalls, he tells the story of the cultivation of the land, the gathering, breeding, hunting and fishing, all according to the conditions of supply, packaging, storage and conservation, which oscillate according to the agricultural calendar and the climatic hazards of Mother Nature. Feeding in the Middle Ages was already part of a complex economic circuit......

•    A master chef "to lead" the brigade in the kitchen
The master chef reigns in the kitchen. He is in charge of the the planning of supplies, purchases from merchants, the preparation of dishes because he controls the composition of the menus surrounded by his brigade with evocative names: squires, “potagiers”, saucers, grinders, blowers, woodsmen, porters, etc ... With his recipes, his know-how, but also his secrets, the cooker makes medieval cuisine, a true "culinary art" in the Middle Ages...


•    A troubadour "to serve and entertain" guests
The troubadour is ready in the dining room of the castle. The banquet table is finely set up, the guests are placed according to convenience and rules of decorum, the head waiter validates the final preparations with the bread maker, the butler, the mouth officers and a ballet of servants. Thanks to the "entremets" entertaining the guests, musicians, poets and jugglers and acrobats bring a resolutely festive character to the banquet.... Let the party begin!

From July 5th till July 11th : Daily, from 2:30pm to 6:300pm
From July 12th till August 23th : Daily, from 10:30am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm till 7.00pm
From August 24th to August 30th : Daily, from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

Adult full fare : €8
Adult reduced fare : €6,5
Children fare (5 to 14 years) : €4
Family Pass: €22 (2 adults + 2 children)

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Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.







Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July 2020 as we will revel in "Spicy Flavours" with Isabeau's garden.

We are told that the stall of the Jardin d'Isabeau, based in Savigny (52) is well stocked!
- Like a herbalist, and through this ancestral profession of herbarium, Dame Isabeau keeps her customers these customers in suspense  to presents  plants from the garden of the Middle Ages associated with remedies and culinary virtues such as thyme syrup, Hildegarde de Bingen's lovage cake... Another way of discovering or rediscovering the plants that surround us: dill, aniseed, chives, coriander, hyssop, savory, etc...
- Like an apothecary grocer, Dame Isabeau also transforms her shop into a "boutique". There are wholesale "merchandise", often from the East, and more specifically dried fruit preparations, jams, sugar and of course spices. The spice route has transformed the colours and tastes of medieval dishes. We have all heard of cinnamon, cloves, cumin, nutmeg, saffron, etc...but do we know that these spices also had medicinal virtues!

Here is a very spicy program that can be leafed through like a gourmet recipe book and it will be a pleasant moment to share with Dame Isabeau.

Saturday 11th of july : 2:30pm to 6:30pm
Sunday 12th of july : 10:30am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Prices:
Adult: €8  -
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ad.+ 2 children)


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


And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every day until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadourA boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.







Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th July 2020 as we will revel in "Woody Flavours" with De tours en détours.

The wooden tableware of the Middle Ages did not or hardly cross the centuries because of its fragility. Only archaeological excavations in wetlands allow us to know a little more about these dishes. By its very usual nature, wood is used to make bowls, dishes, slicers, spoons, ladles, etc. Let us then propose to the KAUB family, "De tours en détours" based in Mouzeuil Saint Martin (85), the care to talk about it!

Jean Pierre, an authentic woodturner, will offer an animation around his pedal and arc wood lathe and will make filming demonstrations by making small objects necessary for work in the kitchen. For her part, in this tableware, Dame Marie-Jeanne, her wife will place various foods skilfully prepared by the fireside. We know that the menu was often based on soup or semi-liquid foods, hence the necessarily hollow shape of bowls but Dame Jeanne will reveal the recipe chosen, enough to whet our appetite!

Here is a well-made program that flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with "De tours en détours".

Prices:
Adult: €8
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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


And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every day until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadour.
A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.






Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th July 2020 as we will revel in "Exotic Flavours " with Dame Mélisande.

It is often said that in the Middle-Ages, food did not travel much and that we were satisfied with what was produced on site. It is a misconception and Dame Mélisande, based in Toulon (06) will endeavor to tell you the story of food in the Middle-Ages, whether it comes from here or elsewhere. By the spice route, passing by the crusades, many gastronomic products arrived very early on European tables in the Middle-Ages such as spices, etc. She will also talk about foods that we did not know (cocoa, vanilla, potatoes, turkeys, peppers, peppers, corn), foods we didn't want to eat (bananas, coffee), foods we don't eat today (peacocks, hedgehogs, etc.) and those who are back in fashion (lovage, maceron). In the form of a storytelling show, sprinkled with didactics, seasoned with participatives, Dame Mélisande, with music will cross a whole world full of legends that still fascinate everyone.

Here is a very exotic program that flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with "Dame Mélisande".


Prices:
Adult: €8
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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



And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every day until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadour.
A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.




Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd August 2020 as we will revel in "On Fly Flavours " with La Passion de Roy.

The origins of hunting in flight or falconry are lost in the mists of time, but it was in the Middle Ages that the falcon was tamed and trained for hunting. The first treatises on falconry then appeared, in the 13th century as "De arte venandi cum avibus" by the emperor Frederick II, emperor of the Holy Empire and in the 15th century the charge of the great falconer of France was created. Falconry peaked in the 17th century under Louis XIII. This practice remains the expression of nobility, even royal privilege.
The castle of Saint Mesmin welcomes for the occasion, Jean 1st de Sérent "bird keeper" in the 14th century to the royal court. With Passion de Roy, based in Pleudren (56), the Lannier falcon will fly with a lure near the castle and the other one called “Autour des palombes” in pursuit on a sled drawn by hand. Thus, by retracing the history of falconry, of the different species of raptors, by explaining the types of flight while presenting the material of falconry, the medieval flavors will be transformed into flight flavors.

Here is a very aerian program that flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with "La Passion de Roy".

Prices:
Adult: €8
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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

And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every day until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadour.
A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.






Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th August 2020 as we will revel in "Burlesque Flavours " with « Compagnie derrière l’arbre”.

In the Middle-Ages travelling from town to town, from castle to castle, tumblers, jugglers, dancers and story tellers are well known among the children.  They create entertainment and provoke amusement!  Masters of public art, their facetious jokes and verbal sparring give rise to much spontaneous laughter.
Through several short sketches for a family audience, Badin l’Agile will tell you all about juggling and the lash.  Misunderstandings, situations with double meaning and the dynamism of Badin lead you into funny situations but never ridiculous....With the “Compagnie Derrière l’arbre” based in Erbray (44), come and enjoy yourselves for a moment.

Here is a very comic program that flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with "Compagnie derrière l’arbre".
Prices:
Adult: €8
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ed.+ 2 child.)

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


And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every day until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadour.
A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th August 2020 as we will revel in "Animal flavours " with Dovahkiin Company.

Murielle and Ludovic from the Dovahkiin company based in Treigny (89) like to share their passion for animals through their mobile farm. Discover a medieval farm with its backyard animals as well as the rudimentary rural habitat of the peasant world because the supply of a castle is not an easy task! Chickens, roosters, geese, sheep, goats, donkeys, rabbits and pigs, raised and eaten on the spot, constitute an important staple of medieval food. Young and old can enter the enclosures without any danger to flatter and cuddle these animals.

Here is a very agricultural program that flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with "Dovahkiin Company".

Prices:
Adult: €8
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ad.+ 2 children)


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

And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every day until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadour.
A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 22th and Sunday 23th August 2020 as we will revel in "Story Flavours " with Pascal Carbon

Pascal Carbon under his stage name "Jehan Sérien", based in Lorgues (83) is a highly medieval, unusual and timeless character who will take you back in time. Through its tales and legends, interspersed with "food" expressions from the time of the knights, it will transport you "faim de contes" to the heart of the flavors that you will taste with delight. All of his interventions will be sprinkled with authenticity, humor, tenderness and embellished with a touch of madness. Jehan Sérien, this funny little guy, during his tales, does not hesitate with all his cheekiness and buffooned verve to dialogue with the public. He cooks it up with questions, the harangue even going so far as to make some of them the heroes of his stories. So come and devour it with your eyes and savor it with your ears.

Here is a very comic program that flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with "Pascal Carbon".

Prices:
Adult: €8
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ad.+ 2 children)


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


And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every day until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadour.
A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all, a restaurant open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.


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Special appointment at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August 2020 as we will revel in "Sweety Flavours " with Lhyns Dhë Lhunn company.

How long have we been consuming sugar? We consumed much less in the Middle Ages than today. Not that it was not appreciated, but simply because it was rare and expensive. It is reserved for use in the medical sphere because such a precious product can have, at least, it is believed, only beneficial effects on health. The sugar is then reserved for the sick and, even more, for weak convalescents to whom it is supposed to restore vigor. Syrups, jams or sugared almonds are prescribed. Because of these therapeutic benefits, sugar is used from start to finish of the meal, to season meat and fish dishes, vegetables as well as desserts!
Chef Graillou of the company Lhyns Dhë Lhunn will be happy to discuss and present or even cook some of these sweets then in vogue in the Middle Ages. Do you know them? condoignacs, taillis, orengeats, marzipan, pignolats, mistembecs, brugnes, fristella, oublyes, etc…

Here is a very sweety program that flips through like a gourmet cookbook and it will be a pleasant moment to share with "Lhyns Dhë Lhunn"company".

From 2.30pm till 6:30pm
Prices:
Adult: €8
Reduced price Adult: €6.50
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): €4
Family Pass : €22 (2ad.+ 2 children)


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And still the medieval animations inside the castle orchestrated by L’ORIFLAMME, every afternoon until August 30th included. Medieval flavors to be devoured by the eyes of a peasant, a master chef and a troubadour.
A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area, picnic for all.


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Welcome to the Château de Saint Mesmin on Sunday September 6, 2020 because we will delight in "Musical flavours" with Patrick Proust.

Music is an integral part of the banquet in the Middle Ages, accompanying guests to discover medieval flavors. As for the dance, the many posturing on branles or other dances, remain beneficial for good digestion ... Patrick Proust, based in La Roche sur Yon (85), will exercise his art of minstrel and dancing master mixing with colors and flavors of spices, its notes sometimes sweet and sweet (fiddle, rebec, guitar and citole), sometimes spicy or even spicy (percussion, bagpipes and oboe). We must remember that the instruments all have a more less direct link with the flavors and the dishes: plum, lemon, casings….

Here is a well-timed program that flips through like a gourmet recipe book and it will be a pleasant moment to share with Patrick Proust.

Sunday, September, 6th, 2020, from 2:30pm till 6:30pm.

Prices:
Adult: 6 € - Reduced price Adult: 4.50 €
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): 3 €
Family Pass : €16 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area.






Welcome at the castle of Saint Mesmin on Sunday, September 13, 2020 as we will revel in "Vegetarian flavors" with Dame Aénor.

During the Middle Ages, the Christian world was held with many periods, of young people or abstentions, imposed by the Church during which the consumption of meat was prescribed. These so-called "lean" days or "fish days" concerned almost 200 days a year. Medieval cuisine was thus dependent on natural, economic, cultural and above all religious constraints such as Lent, the eve of festivals, each start of the season called the Four Times.
Dame Aénor based in Rochefort (17), will present vegetarian cuisine which in the Middle Ages found a number of followers such as the Cathars or the monks, considered as "pesco-vegetarians". To find alternatives to meat products and to eat on "lean" days, we cooked "vegetable" in the Middle Ages, such as almond, hazelnut or oat vegetable milks with nutritional and aesthetic properties. To finish off the speech, what could be more normal than tackling "Zero medieval waste" through economic revenue, recycling of remains, etc ...

Here is a very dietetic program that flips through like a gourmet recipe book and it will be a pleasant moment to share with Dame Aénor.

Sunday, September, 13th, 2020, from 2:30pm till 6:30pm.

Prices:
Adult: 6 € - Reduced price Adult: 4.50 €
Child (from 5 to 14 years old): 3 €
Family Pass : €16 (2ad.+ 2 children)

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A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area.

 


As every year, the Château de Saint Mesmin is preparing for this great national and European event that are the "European Heritage Days". This year 2020 will be dedicated to ".............................."


Free visit and access to fencing demonstrations:

Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th
From 14:30pm to 18:30pm.

Special price: Adult: 4.5 €, Free Child: - 18 years old
Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


A shop, open access, medieval-inspired products is available to visitors..

Time is running out, 90 minutes is the time set by Lovagame, organizer of the event, to go out of the surrounding wall of the castle of Saint Mesmin. With guaranteed immersion in the heart of a story ... will you be up to it?


Information: contact@lovagame.fr and Inscriptions on www.lovagame.fr


Prices : 25 € / person  (from 12 years)
On Saturday 26th : 2:00pm and 4:30pm and on Sunday 27th : 11:00am and 3:30pm

 

The magic school "Collège Saint Mesmard" should normally re-open its doors to non-mages on October 24 and 25.
But a serious matter has just taken place there...

The reserve of magic wands for future first-year students, who are not eligible for scholarships, has been stolen. It must not fall into the hands of anyone, their power remains immense!!! "The Millennium Theft" as it is already called by the teachers, already taints this new back-to-school period and risks compromising it.

Our good professor Innocentus turns into a private detective mandated by the ministry of magic to lead the investigation. Your mission: to help Innocentus in its investigation to try to find the stolen magic wands...

Where did they go and who stole them??? Mystery and magic wand!!!

Hours of Opening:
From 18th of October till 22th of October
From 2.30pm till 6.30pm


Adult : €6
Adult reduced rate : €4,5 
Child (5 to 14 years) : €3

Family Pass: €16 (2 ad. + 2 child.)


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A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area.


Crédit : Aurore Migny


Smell of sulfur, cobwebs, imaginary creatures and mystical incantations, by deciding to free themselves from the medieval daily life, the company "La confrérie facétieuse" based in Saumur (49) will propose an animation on the theme of the school of magic.
This school of Magic, is opened, in fact, since a long time, but it was in sleep. Some teachers wished to reopen it. This is why, it is question of recruitment of small pupils, to know if they are apt to follow a magical schooling!
In the spirit of Harry Potter, the Christmas of Scrooge (drawee of the news of Charles Dickens) the atmosphere will be inspired by a universe of the end of the 19th century, a bit fantastic and magical.
Between school of sorcerer's apprentices and school of magic, facetious teachers of the Confrérie facétieuse, a little extravagant, will give lessons to potions and learning the basics of magic wands, without forgetting the discovery of the shop with candies, copiously garnished. The confectionery is open to sorcerer apprentices, and to their parents, naturelly!

Saturday 24th and sunday 25th of October,From 2.30pm till 6.30pm

Adult : €6
Adult reduced rate : €4,5 
Child (5 to 14 years) : €3

Family Pass: €16 (2 ad. + 2 chil.)

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A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area.


“Capharnaum of houses”

 
The Saint Mesmard School of Magic has just closed its doors for this year again...

But, once again, this closure is not going as it should ... Due to the repeated strikes of the transport services that ensure the trips of students from magic schools around the World, a "tempomagic error" Occurred. All the Houses in the world find themselves trapped here in Saint Mesmard with our Ragondus and Grenouillard Houses... Too many people here, we must send all these little people back to their original school.What a Chinese puzzle!But there is still hope… InnocentusThe interdimensional travel professor sent by the ministry of magic is there to resolve this matter, he is going to need your services to restore order in all this shambles... At your magic wands!!!

From October,28th till November, 1st
From 2.30pm till 6.30pm

Adult : €6
Adult reduced rate : €4,5
Child (5 to 14 years) : €3

Family Pass: €16  (2 ad. + 2 child.)

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A boutique, with free access, with products of medieval inspiration.
A children's play area.



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