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The Fortified castle of Saint Jean d'Angle
Fortified castle of Saint Jean d'Angle,
& medieval theme park

2 route de Marennes
17620 Saint Jean d'Angle
Phone : +33 (0)5 46 82 76 03
On-site catering possible !!!
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An exceptional restoration
An animated fortified castle
A lively and fun visit
A magical site for children
More than a castle ... a medieval theme park
Come play with your family
Medieval garden
Our castle castral motte

Discover the fortified castle of Saint Jean d'Angle in Charente Maritime

We invite you to discover all the attractions at the fortified castle of Saint Jean d'Angle :


Trebuchet siege machine
Trebuchet siege machine
The castle acquired a trebuchet* in working order from Renaud Beffeyte, an artisan and medieval enthusiast, as well as a renowned specialist of civil and military machines from this era. The trebuchet firing demonstration is a highlight of any visit to the castle.  The military camp set up ...
Trebuchet siege machine
Trebuchet siege machine - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
The castle acquired a trebuchet* in working order from Renaud Beffeyte, an artisan and medieval enthusiast, as well as a renowned specialist of civil and military machines from this era. The trebuchet firing demonstration is a highlight of any visit to the castle.  The military camp set up ...

The magic of Mélusine the fairy
The magic of Mélusine the fairy
Guillaume de Lusignan is believed to the founder of this fortified castle. He belonged to one of the most powerful families of the Poitou region who owed their reputation and wealth to a fairy protector: Mélusine. Discover Mélusine’s magic powers by tying a ribbon with the name ...
The magic of Mélusine the fairy
The magic of Mélusine the fairy - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Guillaume de Lusignan is believed to the founder of this fortified castle. He belonged to one of the most powerful families of the Poitou region who owed their reputation and wealth to a fairy protector: Mélusine. Discover Mélusine’s magic powers by tying a ribbon with the name ...

Barefoot trail
Barefoot trail
Come and rediscover a forgotten pleasure: walking barefoot in nature. A surprising and delicious experience for the senses!
Barefoot trail
Barefoot trail - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Come and rediscover a forgotten pleasure: walking barefoot in nature. A surprising and delicious experience for the senses!

A medieval-style garden
A medieval-style garden
Situated in the farmyard, at the foot of the castle and made up of 12 plots, this garden follows medieval design and boasts its very own hortus (vegetable garden) and herbarium (medieval apothecary with medicinal plants).  Learn about the virtues of plants commonly used in the Middle Ages.
A medieval-style garden
A medieval-style garden - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Situated in the farmyard, at the foot of the castle and made up of 12 plots, this garden follows medieval design and boasts its very own hortus (vegetable garden) and herbarium (medieval apothecary with medicinal plants).  Learn about the virtues of plants commonly used in the Middle Ages.

The castle farmyard
The castle farmyard
Discover the farmyard as it would have been in medieval times: see the hens, ducks, goats, rabbits, pigs, bulls, cows, horses …  Come and discover or re-discover some forgotten breeds !
The castle farmyard
The castle farmyard - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Discover the farmyard as it would have been in medieval times: see the hens, ducks, goats, rabbits, pigs, bulls, cows, horses …  Come and discover or re-discover some forgotten breeds !

The castle motte
The castle motte
The visible circular traces on the castle site were excavated in 2015. The report of the geophysical excavations undertaken pointed to the likely presence of earth or wooden structures. Possibly a castle motte (an early castle site from the 10th century!). Our reconstruction of a castle motte on ...
The castle motte
The castle motte - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
The visible circular traces on the castle site were excavated in 2015. The report of the geophysical excavations undertaken pointed to the likely presence of earth or wooden structures. Possibly a castle motte (an early castle site from the 10th century!). Our reconstruction of a castle motte on ...

An original visit
An original visit
Allow our quiz, made up of about twenty questions, guide you on a lively and memorable visit of the castle and its surroundings. By the time you’ve completed the quiz, you’re sure to be an expert on the Middle Ages !
An original visit
An original visit - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Allow our quiz, made up of about twenty questions, guide you on a lively and memorable visit of the castle and its surroundings. By the time you’ve completed the quiz, you’re sure to be an expert on the Middle Ages !

Aliénor Rose Garden
Aliénor Rose Garden
From the 6th century onwards, convents and monasteries grew roses. In the 8th century, Charlemagne’s Capitulare de villus* listed roses as one of the plants to be cultivated. * A document providing guidelines for the management of Charlemagne’s estates. Take time to stroll in the ...
Aliénor Rose Garden
Aliénor Rose Garden - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
From the 6th century onwards, convents and monasteries grew roses. In the 8th century, Charlemagne’s Capitulare de villus* listed roses as one of the plants to be cultivated. * A document providing guidelines for the management of Charlemagne’s estates. Take time to stroll in the ...

Medieval games for the whole family
Medieval games for the whole family
Share an exciting experience with your family testing your skill and agility with more than 30 medieval games available over the 15 hectares of the castle grounds.
Medieval games for the whole family
Medieval games for the whole family - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Share an exciting experience with your family testing your skill and agility with more than 30 medieval games available over the 15 hectares of the castle grounds.

A little bit of history !!!
A little bit of history !!!
In 1180 a fortified stone castle was built at Saint Jean d'Angle. Guillaume de Lusignan is believed to be its founder. He belonged to one of the most powerful families of the Poitou region. They owed their reputation and wealth to a fairy protector: Mélusine. From 1406 to the 17th century, ...
A little bit of history !!!
A little bit of history - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
In 1180 a fortified stone castle was built at Saint Jean d'Angle. Guillaume de Lusignan is believed to be its founder. He belonged to one of the most powerful families of the Poitou region. They owed their reputation and wealth to a fairy protector: Mélusine. From 1406 to the 17th century, ...

What's new in 2019 ?
What's new in 2019 ?
More information coming soon ...
What's new in 2019 ?
What's new in 2019 ? Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
More information coming soon ...

A visit in costume
A visit in costume
Upon arrival dress up as a princess or a knight. Become active participants of your visit and share an unforgettable experience.
A visit in costume
A visit in costume in the fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Upon arrival dress up as a princess or a knight. Become active participants of your visit and share an unforgettable experience.

A giant puzzle
A giant puzzle
Young knights and princesses can test their bravery on an adventure made up of 20 puzzles ! A certificate from the fairy Mélusine will reward your valour and problem-solving skills.
A giant puzzle
A giant puzzle - Fortified castle and medieval theme park in Charente Maritime
Young knights and princesses can test their bravery on an adventure made up of 20 puzzles ! A certificate from the fairy Mélusine will reward your valour and problem-solving skills.

Fortified castle of Saint Jean d’Angle – Medieval theme park close to Rochefort, Fouras, La Rochelle, Saintes, Royan, Oléron Island – Guided family tours close to Fouras - School tours near La Rochelle – Theme park near Saintes – Theme park close to Royan ...

 
 
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Fortified castle of Saint Jean d'Angle & medieval theme park - 2 route de Marennes 17620 Saint Jean d'Angle - Phone. +33 (0)5 46 82 76 03
Fortified castle of Saint Jean d'Angle
& medieval theme park
2 route de Marennes
17620 Saint Jean d'Angle
Phone. +33 (0)5 46 82 76 03