Visit to the castle for schoolchildren
Visit to the castle for schoolchildren
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Discover the Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil with your family...

Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil, poster for the 2024 event "Ainay fête la famille", view of the postern with blue sky
Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil, "Chasse aux œufs" 2024 event poster, view of the Renaissance dwelling.

Free and reduced rates

  • Admission to the Château and gardens is free for children under 5.
  • Reduced rates apply for children aged 5 to 11 (park and garden tour OR guided tour of château + park and gardens: see Rates tab).
  • Reduced rates apply to children aged 12 to 18 (park and garden tour OR guided tour of château + park and gardens: see Rates tab).

Costumed tour

  • More magic for castle tours! Children are invited to don a beautiful costume* that will transform them into a medieval knight or lady-in-waiting, and with which they'll passionately follow the tour of the ramparts and castle! Welcome knights and ladies!

Plus: dramatized tour*.

Learning while having fun: that's the project our guides have been working on since last year, organizing theatrical tours on request and subject to availability.
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A dedicated day: Ainay celebrates the family

Every year in May, the Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil celebrates the family with a special program for all to enjoy together: treasure hunts, circus and ancient games workshops, magical theatrical storytelling, donkey rides around the château, and more.
Parents, children and grandparents are invited to spend a fun-filled, festive family day.
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New: Egg hunt

Who knows why, the bells are planning to lay chocolate Easter eggs in the castle grounds. Children will be delighted, and parents too, to round off a joyous weekend ahead.
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There is a picnic area in the château grounds (see garden map)
However, picnicking is not permitted in the rose garden or the chartreuse trees.

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