Langeais & Bourgueil

All Saints holiday in the Chateau of Langeais

Dance and goldsmithing honored in the Castle of Langeais

During the All Saints holiday, the medieval fortress of Langeais welcomes you in family for a visit at the heart of the History. It will be the opportunity to learn more about dance and goldsmithing in Middle Ages.

Langeais, a castle with two faces

The beautiful Castle of Langeais dominates the Loire valley. At the end of the Xth century, the count of Anjou Foulques Nerra chooses to set up a fortress there intended to lock the access to the Loire. Today, it remains in the park of the Year Thousand the vestiges of the donjon, the ramparts and the chapel Saint-Sauveur. In front of the vestiges of the fortress, Louis XI orders in 1465 the construction of a new castle, today still perfectly protected. It is in this freshly set up castle that the quite young Duchess Anne de Bretagne married, in any discretion, king Charles VIII at the dawn of December 6th, 1491, so sealing the Duchy of Brittany to the realm of France.
The castle offers a double architectural face : one medieval and one announcing the Renaissance. The esthetic asset and the history of this seigneurial house is shown by the particularly alive evocation of its internal decoration: the precious furniture tells, by its wealth and its evolutions, the transformations of the lifestyle at the end of the Middle Ages.

Exposition Objectifs Loire au Château de Langeais

Objectif Loire, River Perspectives

Until Decembre 31st, 2016.

Through their insightful eyes, three photographers from the Loire region celebrate the river and its flora and fauna. The big-format photographs from Philippe Body, Louis-Marie Préau and Jean-Baptiste Rabouan fill the allées in the park overlooking the Loire Valley, listed as a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Initiation à la danse médiévale au Château de Langeais

Introduction to Medieval dance

On Sunday, October 23rd at 11:30 am, 12:30 am, 2:00pm, 3:30pm and 5:00pm (subject to availability).

For one day, the castle offers an introduction to medieval dance to the visitors. After being introduced to the tones of the instruments of the end of the Middle Ages, the visitors will be able to practice some dance steps!

Atelier du petit orfèvre au château de Langeais

Goldsmith’s workshop

From October 24th to 30th, from 10:00am to 1:00pm and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm.

Children can create a piece of jewellery, practice the art of repoussé metalwork and discover the technique of setting a cabochon gem.

Useful information

Castle of Langeais
Place Pierre de Brosse
+33 (0)2 47 96 72 60
Opened from 9.30am to 6.30pm till november 11th
Full adult price € 9,00 – Discount rate € 7,50 (18 to 25 yo) – Child rate € 5,00 (10 to 17 yo) – Free rate (- 10 yo)
Animation, exhibition and workshop without additional charge.
Copyright : V. Liorit – J.M. Laugery – Château de Langeais