Medieval jousting tournaments within the castle
Historical Tournament on August 11th and August 12th
Join our memorable horse jousting tournament in Château du Rivau, on August 11th and 12th.
In 1446, the fair King René organized a jousting tournament in honor of Jeanne de Laval. The greatest lords of the kingdom took part in this horse joust. The Lord of the Rivau was up against the Lord of Brézé during this celebrated medieval joust.
On August 11th and 12th an exceptional event will take place in front of the Loire valley castle of Rivau to celebrate the tournament that took place in the 15th century!
Come and cheer on your favourite contestant during the 4 medieval jousts that will take place on Saturday 11 at 2pm, 4pm and 5,30pm and on Sunday 12th at 11.30am, 3pm and 4.30 pm The prize-giving ceremony will begin at 6pm on Sunday. Start booking your seats today! The jousts of Saturday and the one Sunday Morning are the less crowded...
Bow and Arrow show performed by Les Archers du Richelais, a calligraphy workshop, medieval games for the kids hosted by Pastourel, a tasting of special gourmet foods, a book signing of “Following Joan of Arc throughout Touraine” by its
author Bernard Briais.
In the fairytales gardens, visitors see lots of medieval animations :
- a medieval village where knights will knight kids.
- The making of mail armour
- Witch trials
- Wooden stick Fighting iniation
- The Maiking of Candels
- Workshop on the work of leather and wool
- Medieval food
- Exhibit on medieval armours and fighting techniques
- Sword fighting
- Lords and Ladies from Scenoferie de Semblencay
- Poney ridding
- Bow and Arrow initiation.