New workshops on offer! Find out more at the bottom of the page about the History of Cinema Workshop and the Heraldry Workshop!
Here are the workshops available for a Discovery Day at the Château for schools and colleges.
You can find all the information you need by downloading the leaflet (in pdf format) on the castle's activities for schoolchildren.
To register for the Discovery Workshops, simply return the form corresponding to your choice to the following address: email@example.com
Price: €6 per pupil (guided tour, free access to the park and gardens)
For classes wishing to take part in the proposed activities without visiting the château, we charge a flat fee of €50 per class of 20 to 25 pupils.
This tour has two points of interest:
A 13th-century fortified castle with its seigniorial dwelling and 15th-century Renaissance dwelling. The main feature of this site is theomnipresence of water, both for defensive purposes when it surrounds the château and for pleasure when it flows around the gardens.
Musical staging and, for kindergartners, princess and knight costumes.
It immerses visitors in village life in Ainay-le-Vieil in 1914. Children will discover the rural world, its customs, daily life and the wealth of trades that existed at the time.
Fixed price: €150 per 1/2 day
Maximum 30 students
Discovery of a multi-faceted discipline adapted to all levels: nursery, primary and secondary school.
It is to allow the child to perfect his skill, his touch, the control of his gestures. (balls, scarves, diabolos, devil's club, plates, clubs...).
They will complement motor learning with a focus on self-control (2 wheels, 4 wheels, unicycle, ball, wire, American roller...).
They will develop an aspect of communication through expression techniques.
Clown tricks, facial expression and gestures.
Baby circus: introduction to the circus for young children
Animation proposed by a qualified youth and sport instructor (B.E.A.T.E.P and B.E.E.S.A.P.T)
Fixed price: €180 per 1/2 day
Cycle 1 and 2 pupils: PS>CE2
Maximum 30 pupils
Become a rider on our mechanical horses to participate in the castle tournament
Dressed in costume, you'll relive the high points of the knights' time.
Discover the handling of weapons through different games (sword, crossbow, spear).
You can build your own castle and create your own coat of arms.
Discover how to handle weapons through different games (sword, crossbow, spear).
This animation allows you to discover a wide range of traditional games, enriched with their history and context.
"Play and you will become serious" Aristotle
Discover the history of games from antiquity to the present day.
Through a variety of games, iconography, quotations and anecdotes, we'll trace the origins of games and their evolution. There will be a special focus on the Middle Ages.
Play: some twenty games from different eras are on offer.
Through a variety of techniques, children will be challenged to develop their skills (physical, strategic, interpersonal).
Based on a story, children will discover and play with the lyre, a 4-stringed instrument. They'll create their own score and form a little show orchestra.
Brigitte will demonstrate how the radish becomes a trumpet and the apple a percussion instrument.
Through games, observation, stories and anecdotes, children will discover the flora and fauna of the region, and learn about the links between man and nature.
Bring clothing suited to the environment and the weather (closed shoes, boots, raincoat), as well as water bottles.
Through the manipulation of optical games: magic lantern, zoetrope, praxinoscope, phenakistiscope, folioscope and more. This phase will enable you tograsp the illusion and decomposition of movement to understand how a drawing can come to life and be immortalized on film.
Each student creates his or her own optical toy.
What is a coat of arms? What is it used for? Who can have a coat of arms?
But also science, language, symbolism & heraldic art with a visual: a small painted wooden coat of arms + photos + drawings (an essential step in creating a coat of arms).
The children imagine and make their own coat of arms, taking into account the information they have received (paper & paint technique).