On the border of Perche, in Normandy, in Verneuil d'Avre and d'Iton, discover the secrets of an astonishing 13th century dungeon!
The Gray Tower is an old keep built by Philippe Auguste in 1204 after the conquest of the Duchy of Normandy. Its name comes from a brown stone used for its construction: the "grison". Called "Falconry", the ruins adjoining the tower are the last vestiges of the medieval castle, dismantled in the 17th century by order of Louis XII.
EXHIBITION AND PANORAMA
In the tower, discover a permanent exhibition on the history of Verneuil through the Gray Tower: from Philippe Auguste to Duval (when the keep was a hotel-museum) via the Hundred Years War and the terrible Battle of Verneuil in 1424 which pitted 11 French and some 000 Scots against 7 English!
Do not miss, on the top floor, to enjoy the magnificent view of the medieval town and its surroundings.
A child-friendly activity bag is available free of charge during your visit.
MEDIEVAL ESCAPE GAME
From July 12 to September 3, 2023, in partnership with La Ludo d'Iton, a medieval escape game is offered in the Gray Tower.
We are in 1424. The English army is at the gates of Verneuil. A great battle is brewing. One of yours has been captured. You have successfully penetrated the enemy camp. Your mission is to free your comrade in arms and steal the sword of one of England's great crown officers. This symbolic action will have the effect of destroying the morale of the troops for the battle to come. Guard tours take place every 30 minutes, this is the time you have to free your friend and complete your objective.
Practical information :
This scenario is intended for 2 to 6 players.
Location: 70 rue de la Tour Grise, Verneuil-sur-Avre, 27130 Verneuil d'Avre et d'Iton. The game takes place on part of the ground floor of the Gray Tower (medieval dungeon).
Medium difficulty. Accessible from 8 years old (children must be assisted by adults).
Duration: 30 minutes of play + 15 minutes of preparation.
By reservation on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 18 p.m. until September 2, 2023.
Price: package €60 / escape game (regardless of the number of participants).
Reservation escape game at 02 32 32 17 17.
Ranking & labels
- ISMH registered
- Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min
- Average duration of the group visit: 60 min
- Groups welcome up to 19 people.
- Bicycle parking
Prices & payment methods
4 € / Adult
2 €/ child from 7 to 12 years old
Free for less than 7 years.
From July 12 to September 3, 2023, medieval escape game (30 min): €60
- Credit card
- French bank and postal checks
- French "Chèques vacances"
From May 22 to July 9, 2023, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
From July 10 to September 17, 2023, Wednesday to Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
From October 21 to November 12, 2023, Wednesday to Sunday from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.