Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Costume and Games at the Chateau

Over the Christmas period the Chateau of Langeais was offering medieval games and dressing up for kids.

A costumed performer leads visiting kids in a game.
Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel.

The game involved a song where the kids had to find birds, owls, rabbits and squirrels on the tapestry, then get a squirrel into the basket.

Dressing up in medieval costume.
A Christmas activity for families. Photographed by Susan from Loire Valley Time Travel.

The boy is wearing a linen shirt under a padded woollen jacket. His parents are handling a fur lined jacket and exclaiming at how heavy it is. Wearing historical costume is a great aid to the imagination and a learning experience leading to lots of insights into life in the past.


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Le Pré de la Forge said...

I love the way that kids are encouraged in France, to experience and learn these things.... and I include the Musée oop t'hill in that, too... I wish such things had been available when I was young... and I wish they do things like this now... for retirees!!

Susan said...

This sort of activity is a modern museum thing, not a particularly French thing. This dressing up session was actually for families and there were adult sized clothes as well. Otherwise retirees just have to join a reinactment society :-)

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