The Fortified Castle of the Fairy Mélusine and her medieval amusement parc in Saint-Jean-d'Angle, Saint-Jean-d'Angle (17620)

Description

Welcome to the Middle Ages !
Awaken the knight or the princess you always wanted to be and share unforgettable moments with your family for more than 3 hours.

Lord Lusignan bought himself a beautiful view on an ocean of marshes !

With its 20 metres high, the castle was the only one in France with an english circle construction at the time. Indeed, the Fort was designed on the "shell-keep" model and is located on a reconsituted mound, surronded by a moat and formed by circular curtain wall which contain residential buildings arranged around a central courtyard.

At the beginning of the 17th Century, Louis' daughter, Charlotte Saint-Gelais of Lusignan, restored the Castle which had been damaged by successive musketry attacks. She then replaced the drawbridge with a dormant stone bridge, opened large windows and as the height of modernism, had latrines built. Later on, a French garden completed the transformation. The medieval fortress became a pleasant residence where the gentry of the area gathered.

In december 1994, Alain Rousselot acquired the Castle with a firm intention of renovating it. Once the vegetation was removed, the state of the place was disastrous. Important works were untertaken in collaboration with the Monuments of France and lasted from January 1995 to 2000.
The smallest hollows of the rempart were filled with less than 76.000 litters of a mixture of water and lime
A colossal work had been done, saving the castle in extremis.

Dispositions spéciales COVID 19

Passe sanitaire ou test négatif obligatoire.
Masque obligatoire dans l'espace boutique, les sanitaires et le château, mise à disposition du gel hydro-alcoolique sur le parcours. Affichage des gestes barrières/Désinfection des locaux/Désinfection des terminaux de paiement/ Distanciation respectée/Entrée différente de la sortie/Fléchage / marquage au sol/Gel hydro-alcoolique mis à disposition/Le personnel accueille avec des masques/Masques obligatoires à prévoir pour les clients/Mode de paiement sans contact/Respect du "protocole sanitaire" ministériel/Séparations en plexiglass à l'accueil

Services pour les enfants

Le château propose aux enfants différentes activités dans son parcours de visite : porter un costume, des jeux d'énigmes, des jeux anciens en bois, un stand d'archerie, un labyrinthe, la forêt musicale.

Languages spoken

Français, Anglais

Label and chains

Not recommended in bad weather, Protocoles sanitaires de l'Etat, Trésors de Saintonge

Equipments & services

Picnic area, Bar, Toilets, Car park, Coach parking, Private parking, Pets welcome, Educational visits, Shop, Restaurant, Guided tours, Fast food

Conditions of visit

Unguided individual tours available permanently

Downloadable documents

Rates (€)

Adult: 11.50 to 12.50 €
Child : 9.50 to 10.50 €
Group adults: 10.50 €
Group children : 9 €.

Free entry for children < 4 years.
Child entry valid for 4 - 13 years.
Group rate available for > 12 people.

Payment methods

  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Check

Opening

From 02/05 to 07/07/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 7 pm.

From 08/07 to 31/08/2022, daily between 10.30 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 18/09/2022, every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10.30 am and 7 pm.

From 22/10 to 06/11/2022, daily between 10.30 am and 6.30 pm.

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