Do visits tire out your kids? Are they getting fractious? Surely there’s no better way to learn about the medieval period than by play. We suggest heading off to a number of escape games across Normandy, in Rouen, Verneuil-sur-Avre, Falaise and Jumièges.  

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Adrenaline in the dungeon

You’ll find in the Joan of Arc Tower in Rouen a cultural and historical escape game. You’ll step back into the Middle Ages in this tower, the only remaining part of the castle where Joan of Arc was imprisoned, and originally built by King Philippe Auguste in the early XIIIth century. This escape game is based on historical events and will take your team of between 3 and 8 participants to the year 1213 and you’ll have just an hour to find your way out of this 35-metre-high tower.

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Escape game Le donjon
Rue Bouvreuil
76000 Rouen

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The grey tower's treasure trove

The grey towers and keep of Verneuil Castle are a significant landmark and testimony to the Hundred Years’ War, as well as the setting for a treasure hunt that the kids will love! This chapter of history comes to life during the school holidays when your children are invited to participate in a step by step and riddle by riddle search to work out the secret code that will lead them to the treasure trove of the Grey Tower.

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Tour grise
Rue de la Tour Grise
27130 Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton

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William's castle in virtual reality

William the Conqueror (then just a Bastard) was born on this site. This important example of military architecture of its day proposes, in virtual reality, a reconstruction of how the castle evolved through the Middle Ages. The princely apartments come to life thanks to a tactile tablet which reminds us of the rich colours and the opulence of the Lord’s lodgings in the XIIth century keep.

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Château Guillaume le Conquérant
Place Guillaume le Conquérant
14700 Falaise

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The abbey of Jumièges "lives again" in 3D

What has been nicknamed “the most handsome ruin in France” takes on a new mantle of youth thanks to 3D technology. The Abbey of Saint Peter at Jumièges was inaugurated in the presence of William the Conqueror in 1067, a year after the conquest itself.  Thanks to the software Jumièges 3D, this magnificent Abbey on a hairpin bend of the Seine comes back to life, as if by magic. The walls rise up once again as in the time of her glory days.

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Abbaye de Jumièges
Rue Guillaume le Conquérant
76480 Jumièges

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