Cultural discoveries From 6 years History

Défiez les Lois de l’Equilibre

Put yourself in the shoes of medieval builders

Guided by a master builder, discover the medieval construction techniques used to build the main monuments of the medieval town of Chauvigny.

Learn to recognize the tools used in the different stages of preparing the stone and try to defy the laws of balance by reconstructing the model of a Romanesque vault.

Thanks to this experience, you will discover the 12th century Donjon de Gouzon which houses the Industrial Archeology Space, as well as the Saint-Pierre collegiate church and the Château d'Harcourt.

The medieval town of Chauvigny, located in the upper town, is a heritage gem. We discover five castles grouped on the same site, constituting a unique set in Europe. All were built with Chauvigny stone, which is also present in the manufacture of the most beautiful buildings erected in the world.

Practical information

Mandatory reservation

The rates

Adult price: €8. Child price: €3.

Defy the Laws of Balance
1 Rue du Moulin Saint-Léger