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Discover a Real Castle - Family Fun

history walk

Discover a Real Castle - Family Fun

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English
history walk

Discover a Real Castle - Family Fun

history walk

Discover a Real Castle - Family Fun

2 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Have you ever imagined life in a castle ? How did people live back in the Middle Ages ? Come on my tour to learn about the medieval castle - its construction, its features, its defenses. This is a kid-friendly tour that will please the whole family ! We will visit a real castle, located only 30mins from the city centre, built from 1340 to 1410. See how the king & his family lived - see the rooms where they slept, worked & ate. And see their stunning private chapel, a jewel of Flamboyant Gothic architecture. We will take the drawbridge over the moat & enter through the main tower. Then we will visit the keep & its residential area. We'll make the rounds on the wooden terrace which commands views for miles around. We will climb a dizzying spiral staircase to the top of the castle & visit the battlements with its bell tower, just like the solders who once guarded the castle. Then we will descend into the dungeons & servant's quarters. Along the way I will provide commentary on life in the Middle Ages, how the king & his court lived. I will provide the historical context to help you & your kids learn abut life in the Middle Ages!

Your host

Ellen

Ellen

I am a trained historian and have thoroughly researched & documented the material for this tour. I will help you & your family discover life in the Middle Ages, and the fun of a medieval castle. My tour provides fun anecdotes mixed with facts about the period - kids will be given a printed guide of the features of a medieval castle that they can take home. I am a friendly Franco-American tour guide who has a deep-seated love for Paris, both its past & its present. Let me share my love for this city, and my knowledge of its history, on one of my commented history walks.

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Where you'll be

We will visit the only medieval castle within metro distance of the city of Paris. My commented tour will provide the context & historical background for this unique location - to help you better understand the "how" and "why" of a typical medieval castle.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 5 and up can attend. The tour involves a fair amount of walking up & down , primarily on stone spiral staircases - this may present a challenge for smaller children & older adults. This is a kid-friendly tour but it is not advised…

More tips

Metro fare (2€ each way) & entrance fees to the castle (9€/adults, kids free) are not included in the tour price. Caution is necessary for walking up & down the steep spiral staircases.
Ellen
Discover a Real Castle - Family Fun
2 reviews
From £35/person
2 reviews
From £35/person