Castillon 1453 presents its 2022 season to you: during 15 evenings from July 21 to August 20, discover the medieval era of Guyenne by having fun in its medieval village and attending the show "The Battle of Castillon", historical evocation around the last battle that ended the 100 years war. Let yourself be surprised by the number of extras and actors (more than 250 on stage, more than 500 for the entire season), by 40 knights and their mounts, by the size of the scenic area (3 ha) staged by the play of lights and pyrotechnic effects. Discover the customs of the villagers and winegrowers, share the life of the monks of the priory. Discover the great characters of Guyenne: from Eleanor of Aquitaine to John Talbot. Immerse yourself in 1453 which also marks the end of the Middle Ages with the fall of Constantinople. Directed by Eric Le Collen, Costumes by Hervé Poeydomenge, Sponsors of the show: Mireille Calmel, Franck Ferrand, and Pierre Durand eco-event
You want to discover the show and you are looking for the best route to join us. Address of the show: route de la Bataille (or de la Bastille) in Belvès de Castillon.
1 hour from the Saint André de Cubzac exit on the A 10 towards Bordeaux,
1 hour from the center of Bordeaux,
1 hour from Périgueux by the A 89 exit Montpon Ménestérol.
Before and next to the show, discover the lovely area around. The Libournais with its history, its vineyards, its outdoor activities The castle route: from the Montaigne tower to the Château de Vayres The medieval village of Saint Émilion and its wine castles Castillon-Pujols: The Land of Great Men. Eleanor of Aquitaine, Jean sans Terre and Bertrand Du Guesclin remind us of the close ties between Aquitaine and England.To see
The Vigipirate plan is a comprehensive prevention and protection vigilance system that concerns all sectors of activity in the country, in particular the security of gathering places. During your visit to the Battle of Castillon, it is strictly forbidden to come equipped with weapons of any kind, dangerous or illicit objects or products (any object with a sharp blade, cutter, bombs, explosives, scissors, aerosols / gas ) as well as drugs and alcoholic beverages. We also advise you to limit your personal effects, bags and luggage.
Accompagné par une labellisation "éco-événement", délivrée par l'association REEVES, nous allons réduire notre impact sur l’environnement.
La démarche globale vise à sensibiliser le public sur les gestes qui préservent notre environnement.
Plusieurs actions sont mises en place ; un menu bas carbone, un accueil vélos, les tickets papiers seront remplacés par des jetons réutilisables, la billetterie encourage la dématérialisation (e-billets), des Écocup …
An exceptional situation, a return to the Middle Ages made by exceptional people! The general impression is a festive atmosphere and extremely pleasant everything was on top whether it was the show or the organization.
Thank you for this beautiful moment!!!
August 2021 Bullitt (@Bullitt47) - Profile - Tripadvisor
Show not to be missed!!!
Magnificent sound and light show that is worth the detour presented by volunteers, remarkable riders...
Before the show, you can take a pony ride with commentary by volunteers (thanks to Louise and the young boy who accompanies her) which takes you behind the scenes of the show.
You can also visit the craftsmen's village and enjoy the wooden games.
August 2021 - Vivi596280 - Amiens The Battle of Castillon (Castillon-la-Bataille): What you need to know (tripadvisor.fr)
Excellent staging, good historical restitution, the stunts and equestrian prowess are remarkable. An evening that passed too quickly. The extras are impressively professional. Accustomed to seeing shows of the same type, I was pleasantly surprised by the quality.
August 2021 hugues L (@226huguesl) - Profile - Tripadvisor
Stunning ! To do !
Remarkable reception and organization, lively medieval village and very correct catering. The show is magnificent, historically complete and the staging impeccable.
Go there without hesitation!
Cherbourg, France27 MADISONELO50
August 2021 • Solo An extraordinary spectacle. I've known him for 40 years and I never tire of him. This year who knows why, the battle made me cry it was so beautiful. Tears of compassion for these soldiers who died to defend our beautiful Aquitaine, for the first time moved me. Thank you all for making us live a magical moment full of emotions, intense moments, entertaining story... The actors are extraordinary, both the horsemen, the villagers and the soldiers. I simply loved it and I advise everyone to visit Castillon to support this very high quality live show. Thank you 1000 times to all, we still have to kiss you one by one at the Haute d'honneur to thank you. See you next year.
The Battle of Castillon is produced by the association 1453. Throughout the year, it offers various activities around the theme of history in medieval times. From the month of May, the volunteers, who have become fugitives, prepare your welcome and rehearse the show. Follow the preparation and behind the scenes of this wonderful adventure of more than 500 volunteers. The show "la Bataille de Castillon" refers to the medieval period: discover our section week after week. Receive our articles by subscribing to our newsletter (see below).
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