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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.

On the first floor, discover an exceptional exhibition for the 2024 season:
"Verneuil, August 17, 1424 - fragments of a battle of the Hundred Years' War in Normandy".
On the occasion of the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Verneuil, students from the Porte de Normandie high school question the event in an exhibition where they mix their voices with those of XNUMXth century chroniclers. Accompanied by an interactive tour, the exhibition deciphers the different versions of the event and the traps set by the sources. Questioning the impact of the Hundred Years' War on the local population, the exhibition also invites us to consider the battle in its European dimension.

WITH FAMILY
A child-friendly activity bag is available free of charge during your visit. Mime games, drawings, rebuses, mirror observation, recognition by touch... We lend you the equipment and you explore the dungeon with your 5 senses!

THEATRALIZED VISIT
The one who was nicknamed the “Lady of the Gray Tower” at the beginning of the 1204th century, tells you the fascinating story of this imposing medieval monument built by Philippe Auguste in XNUMX.
Duration: 1 hour. For all.
Prices: €6/person.
Dates: Wednesday April 10, 17 and 24, Wednesday May 1 and October 24 at 14:30 p.m. or 15:30 p.m. Reservation on 02 32 32 17 17.

MEDIEVAL ESCAPE GAME
In partnership with La Ludo d'Iton, a medieval escape game is offered in the Gray Tower.
The year is 1424. The English army is at the gates of Verneuil. A great battle is brewing. One of yours was captured. You have successfully entered the enemy camp. Your mission is to free your comrade-in-arms and steal the sword of one of the great officers of the English crown. 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.
The game takes place on part of the ground floor of the Gray Tower.
Medium difficulty. Accessible from 8 years old (children must be assisted by adults).
Duration: 30 minutes of play + 15 minutes of preparation.
By reservation from June 5, 2024.
Price: package €60 / escape game (regardless of the number of participants).
Reservation escape game at 02 32 32 17 17.

Spoken languages

  • English

Ranking & labels

  • ISMH registered

Visit

  • Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min
  • Average duration of the group visit: 60 min
  • Groups welcome up to 19 people.

Services

Services

  • Shop
  • Bicycle parking

Prices & payment methods

4 € / person.
€2 / 7-12 years old.
Free / under 7 years old.
Reduced “low carbon operation” rate: €3/person (instead of €4) on presentation of a bus ticket (verneuil stop) on the date of your visit, a train ticket (verneuil station) dating of the current week, of your bike.

Dramatic visit: €6/person.
Escape game: €60 / session

  • Credit card
  • French bank and postal checks
  • Cash
  • Visa

Opening

From 05/06 to 07/07 Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
From 10/07 to 31/08 from Wednesday to Sunday 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.
Dramatized visits on 10, 17 and 24/04, 01/05 and 24/10 at 14:30 p.m. and 15:30 p.m., by reservation at 02 32 32 17 17.
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