Set out to conquer the castles of the Vals du Dauphiné in Isère, and take your children on an unusual tour! Go back in time, solve the riddles, let the history of these castles be told in a different way…

Our castles offer tours adapted to children. Young and old alike will plunge into the history of France, while living the life of a castle.

2021 programming in progress (depending on health developments).

4 special ideas for children to visit the castles of the Vals du Dauphiné in Isère.

Enchanted visits

Proposed in the form of story-telling or dramatised walks and riddles to solve, these fun visits are always linked to the history of the castle… and of the Dauphiné. Like the good little detectives they are for the occasion, your children will go back in time and happily follow the thread of history. Throughout the visit, they scrutinise, spot, observe and get their eyes full of curiosity.

Push the doors of the Castle of Virieu and discover the Key to Mystery (on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the spring, summer and All Saints’ Day holidays) or those of the Castle of Vaulserre (in August) to discover the history of the animals at the castle (based on the fables of Jean de La Fontaine).

A visit for children from 3 to 10 years old. Booking is essential.

Historical animations

What better way to interest children in a visit to the castle than to immerse them in medieval times?
On the first Sunday of the month, the company of the Lames du Dauphiné will take you back to history at the château de Virieu. Throughout the day and guided tours, the actors of the Compagnie des Lames du Dauphiné will enliven the place and bring the atmosphere of yesteryear to life, through various activities of the chosen period (dramatised fencing, sword fighting…) and workshops (weapons, cooking, games of the period…).

Possibility to come at any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month from June to October. From 7 to 77 years old.

château de virieu

Conduct the survey at the castles

Carry out the survey in an exceptional setting via a theatrical show (lasting almost 1h30), which is both ambulatory and interactive ! Discover the different characters scattered around the castle, laugh a lot and solve enigmas and challenges. As a team, trust each other to get to the end of the game.

The survey evenings take place in September and October at the castles of Passage, Vaulserre and Vallin . From 8 years old.

A guided tour of Vallin Castle

In a setting straight out of fairy tales, let yourself be told the story of the Vallin castle and its forest. Discover the curiosities of the castle via an unusual tour specially designed for children. Let yourself be lulled by the stories of the castle throughout the seasons:

  • Tell me about the forest and its stories in summer
  • Vallin and its fantastic universe, in this Halloween period, visit the castle and its forest, punctuated by tales where witches jostle each other in the hollow trees…!
  • A family outing to discover the castle and its forest under the spell of Christmas tales and traditions.
chateau de vallin

In the shoes of an apprentice orienteer at the castle of Virieu

Equipped with your orientation map, good trainers and your sense of observation…your children are ready for a family outing in orienteering mode. A good way to learn, understand and have fun at the same time.

Parcours orientation Virieu Isère
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