Children from a young age are sensitive to stories and thrilling environments. Vaux-le-Vicomte offers a number of activities for young learners to stimulate their imagination using familiar concepts: animals, fairy tales, costumes and games. Primary school pupils are introduced to art, literature and philosophy in a setting which makes history come alive.
Specially designed workshops link learning with a child’s natural curiosity, engaging the youngest children with the 17th century in a fun and imaginative manner.
Workshops for primary school pupils enhance the national History, French and Art curricula (Cycle 3) by covering the life of Louis XIV, the absolute monarchy, and famous writers of the era.
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It is strongly recommended that school groups visit the château between 10:00 am and 1:30 pm to benefit from a preferential price for groups of at least 20 children (7.50€ for kindergarden and 8,50€ for school–age children), leaving the afternoon free to explore the gardens and the carriage museum.
An uprated price of 11,50€ is charged to visit the château on weekday afternoons and on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
A book of riddles will be given to each child who visits the château.
Reservations should be made by post, email or fax.
Prince and Princess
One hour and 15 minutes – 250€ per class
Ages 3 to 6
The Fairy Godmother welcomes the little ones to the château where they explore the ceremonial rooms dressed up in costumes, while discussing familiar fairy tales.
Contact: Louis-François Faucher – (33) (0)6 62 65 51 70 – (33) (0)1 64 22 51 70
Website : www.lesarlequins.fr
Child life in the 17th century
90 minutes – 250€ per class
Ages 6 to 10
After dressing up as a prince or princess or musketeer, the children will be led through the château to discover the everyday life of children in the 17th century.
Contact: Apidiff, Mr Hervé Letoret – (33) (0)6 08 34 36 27