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    With a recreation centre


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    Abbaye de Fontdouce

With a recreation center

Each activity we offer is an opportunity for children to have fun and to be creative. They will be able to discover the historical heritage in an original and historical environment that will awaken their curiosity.

To highlight the work made by the children, parents are invited to come to the abbey at the end of the last workshop in order to share a convivial time.

On site, a picnic area is at your disposal, as well as a room for lunch in the event of rain.

For more information, you can dowload the booklet about the activities here (French version).

Treasure hunts

Game of stones

For everyone

The Naïos coming from their country Hùdro, in the depths of our planet, want to conquer a New World: ours! They are intrepid and go with the flow of the Fontdouce. The scouts of this mineral people have invaded the abbey. No one knows how far they will go...
Help us to stop them by trying to find them!


Explore every nook and cranny of the gardens of Fontdouce and its surroundings. If you find them, don't come closer, we don't know the extent of their power!


Photograph them: their number and the time it takes you to discover them will determine your score.

Price: 3 € / child, free for the supervising persons

Little murders in Fontdouce

For children from 9 to 13 years old

1305 , the king of France has to meet the future pope in Fontdouce in utmost secret. A novice is found dead in the gardens... Who could have wanted to hurt this young man who was about to become a monk ? How was this crime committed ?

It's your turn to discover the culprit and his weapon through several riddles and clues left in the rooms of the abbey. We offer you 5 different scenarios

Price: 3 € / child, free for the supervising persons

Seeking the treasures of the abbey!

For children from 5 to 8 years old

With help of a neck strap gathering 15 photos of the abbey and its surroundings, children will be invited to open their eyes in order to find where the pictures were taken.

This game encourages children to explore every nook and cranny of the abbey. An entertaining way to discover the place.

Price: 3 € / child, free for the supervising persons

Friar Matthieu lost his savings !

For children from 3 to 4 years old

For this treasure hunt, children will have to open their eyes and observe very carefully. Puzzles showing details of the abbey will have to be put together in order to find the treasure.

You will discover every corner of Fontdouce with this game.

Price: 3 € / child, free for the supervising persons

Workshops

Workshop 1 - Stone cutting

An activity about stone to initiate pupils into a new artistic practice and to create awareness about built heritage.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • Bring an old T-shirt. 
  • For children over 8 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Learn about stone cutting.
  • Discover carved medieval decorations: plants, crosses…
  • Create your own sculpture and bring it home (with your signature on it!).
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

Workshop 2 - Roman art and gothic art

An activity about art to educate pupils in medieval architectural styles.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • Bring some crates to store the works and bring them home.
  • For children over 7 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Awaken curiosity about the different styles of medieval architecture.
  • Discover and try out the different construction techniques of a roman arch and a gothic arch.
  • Create your own "small monster" or animal model (very typical from roman sculpture in our region).
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

Workshop 3 - Calligraphy

An activity about writing to educate children in other forms of letters.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • Bring an old T-shirt ; the workshop takes place preferably in the morning so the works have time to dry.
  • For children over 7 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Learn how to use a reed pen.
  • Discover new alphabets and other forms of letters.
  • Write your first name in calligraphy.
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

Workshop 4 - Illumination

An activity about medieval illumination to discover a new kind of art and to sharpen children's perception.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • Bring an old T-shirt ; the workshop takes place preferably in the morning so the works have time to dry. You will have to send us the list of the first names of children who will do the workshop.
  • For children over 7 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Discover the history, materials and techniques of illumination.
  • Learn how to create paintings like in the Middle Ages with eggs.
  • Create the initial letter of their name.
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

Workshop 5 - Medieval cooking

An activity about recipes to discover medieval food.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • Bring an old T-shirt. 
  • For children over 4 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Discover medieval cooking and culinary art.
  • Discover the type of food eaten according to the social status.
  • Prepare and taste a simple recipe.
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

Workshop 6 - Coat of arms

An activity about the creation of a coat of arms to introduce heraldry to children. It also insists on the continuity of this practice through contemporary logotypes.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • For children over 7 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Discover the heraldic science.
  • Wonder about your identity, origins, tastes.
  • Create your own coat of arms.
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

Workshop 7 - Magical plants -
Discover the medicinal garden of Fontdouce

An activity about the medicinal garden (where the monks were cultivating aromatic and medicinal plants) to discover the role of plants in the Middle Ages and to identify them through games that will awaken your senses. Using magic, the sorcerers' apprentices will discover the world of magical plants and the art of making potions during culinary experiences.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • For children over 7 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Discover the different uses of plants in the Middle Ages.
  • Identify plants by seeing, touching, tasting or smelling them.
  • Discover the garden in a playful way through an attractive theme: magic.
  • Create your own potion.
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

Workshop 8 - Stained glass

An activity about the discovery of stained glass, from its creation to its evolution throughout history.

Duration: 2h
Conditions:
  • Bring an old T-shirt. 
  • For children over 7 years old.
Interest for children:
  • Discover stained glass, from Middle Ages to modern times.
  • Observe the different techniques: play of glass and play of light.
  • Understand the double function of stained glass: narrative and decorative.
  • Create their own stained glass using the technique of glass painting.
Price: 4,5 € / child, free for the supervising persons.

The Adventure Park

Treetop adventure park

It boasts 3 courses for children (3 to 8 years old). One of these courses is exclusively made of zip lines. The 9 other courses, from green to black, are also open to children depending on their size.

Price: 8 € / child 3-8 years old
14 € / child 9 years old and more

For more information:
parc-aventure@fontdouce.com

Laser game

Children can play in teams safely with our outdoor laser game located at the heart of the forest in the Adventure Park of Fontdouce.

Discover paintball without paint, without projectiles and of course without pain! Our guns equipped with red laser (completely harmless) will allow you to reach your target until 150 meters. With the different scenarios, dive into knights' universe.

Price: 7 € / child for the first game,
6 € / child for the following games.

For more information:
parc-aventure@fontdouce.com

Contact us

05 46 74 77 08
contact@fontdouce.com
www.fontdouce.com

Abbaye de Fontdouce
17770 Saint Bris des Bois

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Opening hours

April, May, June and September, October :
Every day from 10:30AM to 6:30PM
Saturday from 10:30AM to 5PM

July - August :
Every day from 10AM to 7PM 
Saturday from 10AM to 5PM

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