Christmas holiday in the Chateau of Langeais
A magic christmas in the Chateau of Langeais
Between December 2nd 2017 and January 7th 2018, the courtyard is taken over by magnificent vegetal structures, living quarters are adorned with greenery garlands. The big traditional Christmas tree takes centre stage in the banquet hall and the lord table sparkles like diamonds. It works like a charm!
On december, the chateau of Langeais puts on its finest attires of Christmas to make you live a wonderful moment in family till the end of the year!
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.
Christmas with thousand lights
From December 2nd to January 7th everyday from 10am to 5pm (except on december 25th from 2pm to 5pm).
To celebrate Christmas, the castle dresses itself in all its finery. Magnificent vegetal creations fill the castle’s courtyard and rooms and the big Christmas tree holds pride of place in the banquet hall where the lord and lady’s table has been set.
Games of bygone days at Christmas
From December 26 to 28 then January 2 to 4, from 10:30 to 1pm and 2pm to 4:30
Games of chance, of strategy or of skill, they were all part of the fun during the Christmas holidays in the Middle Ages. Visitors will find that atmosphere while discovering and playing games such as tric-trac, marelles and tablut (in French)
Château de Langeais
Place Pierre de Brosse – 37130 LANGEAIS
Opened every day from 10am to 5pm (on December 25th from 2pm to 5pm), last admission 1 hour before the closure.
Rates : Adult : €9 / Young (18-25yo) : €7,50 / Children (10-17yo) : €5 / Free under 10yo.
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