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“THE MIDDLE AGES CHALLENGES YOU”

This is the new theme of the 2024 animations of the château de Saint Mesmin.


Sport is health! It is necessary every day because life is rough. The maintenance of the body includes physical exercises, team games, jousting that prepare for daily work, military training and leisure, not to mention the hygiene of the body after all these activities.

Eat well to feel fit and healthy. So cooking is an art of dietetics! Thanks to the virtues of cooked foods, we can prevent and cure while awakening the taste buds. It is also a prestigious art to amaze guests at large receptions.

A healthy body in a healthy mind! One does not go without the other for a perfect balance. One must cultivate and nourish one's moral force by knowledge and knowledge: word games, riddles, puzzles, board games, riddles, science and arts to forge one's mind of iron.

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Take on the challenge!
It is in the context of the Olympic competitions that the Château de Saint Mesmin wishes to make the year 2024 the year of all medieval challenges, the history of “de(s)porting”, that is, of having fun and turning away from the usual occupations. As a family, challenges are launched and various events in a medieval spirit await the future competitors, such as flip-flops, shooting events, puzzles, memory games, construction games.

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 13 April to 5 May from 10. 30 am to 12. 30 pm and 2. 30 pm to 6. 30 pm
Adult : 10 €/ Adult reduced price : 8. 5 € / Child from 5 to 14 years : 6 €
Family pass: 28€ (2ad+2children)


Buy your tickets on line : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


Escape game : The price of the ransom

An escape game at the castle of Saint Mesmin, it’s possible! Time is running out, 75 minutes chrono, it’s the defined time to get out of the castle halfway between a life-size Cluedo and a video game adapted from the real world. It is a guaranteed immersion in the heart of a story. . .

By teams of 4 to 6 players maximum, it will be a question of elucidating the investigation allowing to leave the castle of Saint Mesmin by crossing the lifeguard drawbridge. The rendezvous is made 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 13 april 2024

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

Rates : 15 €/ pers. (from 12 years)
1 session : 8.00pm (thank you to be at the castle 1⁄2 hour before the session)

• 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




Come on children, at the castle!

5 days to have fun around the theme “The Middle Ages challenges you”, but in a rather sporty way with a tournament of squires, archery game, swordsmanship and archery, a battle contest, donkey rides, but also wooden games, board games. It will really be the children's castle for a whole weekend!

Also available at the reception: The 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 8 May to 12 May of 2024 : 10.30a.m. to 1.00p.m. and 2.00p.m to 7.00p.m

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 : Abracadabra or not !
An escape game at the castle of Saint Mesmin, it’s possible! Time is running out, 75 minutes chrono, it’s the defined time to get out of the castle halfway between a life-size Cluedo and a video game adapted from the real world. It’s a guaranteed immersion in the heart of a story.

Saturday 18 May of 2024
In teams of 4, 5 or 6 people.
Rates : 15 €/ pers. (from 12 years)
2 meetings on Saturday 18 May: 5. 30 p. m. and 8 p. m.
 (thank you to be at the castle 1⁄2 hour before the session)

By web reservation only : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).
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 19 May 2024
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 : Abracadabra or not !

An escape game at the castle of Saint Mesmin, it’s possible! Time is running out, 75 minutes chrono, it’s the defined time to get out of the castle halfway between a life-size Cluedo and a video game adapted from the real world. It’s a guaranteed immersion in the heart of a story.

Sunday 19 May of 2024
In teams of 4, 5 or 6 people.
Rates : 15 €/ pers. (from 12 years)

1 meeting on Sunday 19 May: 8 p. m.
 (thank you to be at the castle 1⁄2 hour before the session)

By web reservation only : E-Tickets

Free for those possessing a ambassador / loyalty card

   


Landscape game : The mystery of empoising

Come take part in the new great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 26 May of 2024
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 : Haro on the Poisoner!


Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).
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 2nd of june 2024
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 : Haro on the Poisoner!

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 9 june of 2024
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 : Haro on the Poisoner!

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 16 June of 2024
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 : Haro on the Poisoner!

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 23 june of 2024
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 : Haro on the Poisoner!

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 30 June of 2024
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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The Middle Ages challenges you, daily animations

To mark the year 2024 as the year of organisation of the Summer Olympic Games in France, the Château de Saint Mesmin will be the theatre of “medieval challenges”. In the form of events, contests and games, the Middle Ages will be presented to the public as a “transitional” period in which men and women compete, leaving plenty of room for challenges:

So, from 7 July to 30 August, every day, during a summer visit, challenge the actors of the castle and “take off”!

IN THE LOWER YARD: Physical Challenges
Sport is health! It is necessary every day because life is rough. The maintenance of the body includes physical exercises, team games, jousting that prepare for daily work, military training and leisure, not to mention the hygiene of the body after all these activities.

IN THE KITCHEN: Culinary Challenges
Eat well to feel fit and healthy. So cooking is an art of dietetics! Thanks to the virtues of cooked foods, we can prevent and cure while awakening the taste buds. It is also a prestigious art to amaze guests at large receptions.

IN THE LOGIS: Challenges of the mind
A healthy body in a healthy mind! One does not go without the other for a perfect balance. One must cultivate and nourish one's moral force by knowledge and knowledge: word games, riddles, board games, riddles, sciences and arts to forge one's mind of iron.

Also available at the reception: The great puzzle game of the castle
“Haro sur l’poisonneur”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A playful moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

From Sunday 7 July to Wednesday 30 August 2024
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.


Landscape game : Haro on the Poisoner!

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 1st of september of 2024
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 : Haro on the Poisoner!

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 8 september 2024
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 : Haro on the Poisoner!

Come take part in the great puzzle game "Haro on the Poisoner". An investigation is to be conducted to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the castle. Common sense, observation, cooperation, insight and above all a good dose of good humor.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

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 15th september of 2024
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: Culinary Challenges

See you on 21 and 22 September for the European Heritage Days for culinary challenges at the castle of Saint Mesmin.

All medieval challenges will be allowed at the castle of Saint Mesmin, stories to "de(s)port" including for the Heritage Days where the culinary challenges will address flavours and dietetics. With Jean Le Large, settle down in the kitchen for your first lessons in “healthy baking in the oven” where dietetics will combine medicine and nutrition, an aphorism emphasised since antiquity by Hippocrates and widely used in the Middle Ages.

Also available at the reception: The landscape game of the castle “Haro sur l’empoisonneur”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A playful moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2024
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 : Abracadabra or not !

An escape game at the castle of Saint Mesmin, it’s possible! Time is running out, 75 minutes chrono, it’s the defined time to get out of the castle halfway between a life-size Cluedo and a video game adapted from the real world. It is a guaranteed immersion in the heart of a story. . .

Saturday 21 September 2024: at 8 p. m.

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 shoes.
• Appoint 30 minutes before the scheduled time of the session.


Online booking only
: E-Tickets






Sporting challenges, the Playmobil® way


In the form of dioramas, the fortress will be filled with Playmobil® figurines. Discover, then, sports through history and time. On the programme: Greek and Roman games, Mesoamerican and New World games, Scottish power games, palm games, soule games, tournaments and jousts, children’s games. It’s a true return to the history of sports and to childhood memories, in a Playmobil® way.

Also available at the reception: The landscape game of the castle “Haro sur l’empoisonneur”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A playful moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

The castle remains accessible independently (plan of assistance for the visit and audioguide for the reception).

From Saturday 19 October to 3 November 2024
From 10.30am 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.






Saint Nicholas

An ancestor of Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas is, in many European countries, the object of cults and folklore. By miracle, Saint Nicholas will appear at the castle may be accompanied by his donkey. Tales around its legend, music, dances, fire shows, board games, fireplace fires and mulled wine will warm up this December night.

Friday 6 December from 6.30p.m to 10.30 p.m.

FREE OF CHARGE


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.







Game : The Mystery of Saint Nicholas

Throughout the weekend, the castle of Saint Mesmin will welcome children in homage to Saint Nicholas, their patron saint and their family to solve the game “The Mystery of Saint  Nicholas”. Conduct the investigation through puzzles and trials, while visiting the different spaces of the castle. To find the solution to this family game, thinking, research and manipulation will be the key words of your success!

Also available at the reception: The landscape game of the castle “Haro sur l’poisonneur”, in the form of an investigation to unmask who poisoned Pierre de Montfaucon, the lord of the place. A playful moment of one hour of play to do with family or friends to discover the castle while playing.

From Saturday 7 December to Sunday 8 December 2024
From 2.30p.m to 6.30p. m.

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.

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