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!
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.
Things to keep in mind
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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…
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.
Discover a Real Castle - Family Fun