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Brilliant for crafters and historians

Brilliant day out. The fort is small but has an interesting tour which once or twice a day is in... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Jos T
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
A hidden gem of a place!!

A fantastic gem of a place we visited on a cloudy day. We found it through trip advisor after not... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2018
Elcock1981
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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Rue du Chateau, 37250, Montbazon, France
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

We went to the fort because my husband loves old architecture. The fort was an excellent example of 10th century work, oldest fort still standing. The staff wear medieval costumes and we got denari to ‘spend’ on different activities. It was a bit amateurish but...More

Thank YolandeL26
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Brilliant day out. The fort is small but has an interesting tour which once or twice a day is in English. It takes you through its history and into the dungeons, very entertaining but the key part of the visit is the medieval activities in...More

Thank Jos T
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

A fantastic gem of a place we visited on a cloudy day. We found it through trip advisor after not being sure what to do. We have a 11,8 and 1 year old. The entrance fee is reasonable and we ended up staying for around...More

Thank Elcock1981
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Limited ruins to see but the demonstrations and medieval craft activities really make this a great castle to visit for children. None of the usual ‘I’m bored’ here as there’s enough to keep the kids busy for hours. Leatherworking,stone carving, candle making, pottery etc. There...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Historic medival castle with lots of demonstrations. Not huge in size, but huge in content, this castle on the hill above the village has demonstrations you can get involved with of lots of medical skills. Recommendef

1  Thank Neil C
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

There aren’t guide visit other than French. Some “works shows” don’t work, poor experience in a hot summer day.

Thank Vicent C
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Don’t eat there ! Very bad services and very slow and not organized ! I waited 90 minutes waiting my food !

Thank Radwa S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

The highlight of this place were the kids activities, where they get to do pottery, sculpting, painting, etc. The fortress itself is quite small, and takes 5 minutes to see, but the staff with their authentic costumes and exciting stories make this quite interesting to...More

3  Thank ZedDubai
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We went with our 7 and 10 year old, who both said it was one of the best days ever. We did most of the activities including candle making (favorite), stone carving, pottery, archery, painting, made leather bracelets, and watched the catapult. You can also...More

2  Thank Robyn B
Reviewed 21 June 2018

The fortress itself is nothing to write home about. Little more than a ruin really, but what makes the visit memorable are all the workshops and demonstrations of medieval crafts such as stone carving, striking coinage and calligraphy; in addition, there's a fun working trebuchet....More

1  Thank Jonathan N
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