The Battle of Castillon : Experience a piece of living history (19th July to 24th August)

On 7 hectares of the Castegens Castle scenic area, within cannon range of the original battleground, 600 volunteers, including nearly 50 cavalrymen, take part in this large-scale historical re-enactment. Beyond the feats of arms, these intense 90 minutes of outdoor night show, waterfalls and pyrotechnic effects bring us back into the life in the Middle Ages, between farms and inns, women at the well, grape harvest scenes, acrobats, tooth pullers and street vendors.

During the Day…

All around the battle site, an exceptional region to discover: Castillon, Saint-Émilion, Montaigne and its castle, Bordeaux, the Dordogne…

In the Evening…

Aliénor’s Village opens at 6.30 pm: tastings with winemakers, medieval craftsmen, entertainments, games and conferences…

Dining and Night Show !

From July 19 to August 25, 15 outdoor nighttime shows! Dining, fast food or picnicking : book online, by phone, or at the Battle of Castillon office…

BOOK YOUR TICKETS FOLLOWING THE LINK : https://www.batailledecastillon.com/en/reserver.htm

The Hundred Years’ War : The end of English Aquitaine and the Middle Ages…

The Battle of Castillon puts an end to the Hundred Years’ War: to three centuries of Aquitaine possession by the English crown and thereafter allows the constitution of the kingdom of France. The Turks’ conquest of Constantinople ends the Christian presence in the East and the last Byzantine artists and erudite scholars take refuge in Italy. Gutenberg’s printing invention leads to an unprecedented revolution: culture is accessible to more people and allows ideas and knowledge to spread. Historians therefore agree to consider this key period as the end of the Middle Ages…

Contact details : Association Castillon 1453 – “Un territoire au coeur de l’Histoire” 5, Allée de la République – BP 89″ – 33 350 Castillon-la-Bataille tél.: +33 (0)5 57 40 1453 You can contact them Monday to Friday at + 33 (0)5 57 40 14 53 (from 9.00 am to noon and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm) or by sending us a message using the form here under.

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