On a natural arena encompassing 17 acres, within firing range of the original battle ground, 500 volunteers, including 400 actors and 40 horseback riders, re-enact the Battle of Castillon.
The 90 captivating minutes, filled with stunts, special effects and explosive expertise are combined with the everyday life of the Middle Ages, rural scenes set in a farm, scenes from the grape harvest, shooting parties and market day with street sellers and a travelling dentist!
Historia, l'Express, le Parisien, le Figaro, Notre Temps, Sud-Ouest, le Nouvel Économiste, le Point, France-Soir, Valeurs Actuelles, le Résistant, TF1, France 2, France 3, M6, etc., the list is long...
You can read some excerpts among the newspaper items written about the show during the summer.
Belvès de Castillon is located between the Bordeaux region (Bordelais) and the Périgord... Just a few miles south of the Lyon-Bordeaux highway (A89, exit Montpon-Castillon)...
Two miles north of the famous road which, going from Libourne to Bergerac via Ste-Foy-la-Grande, running along the foot of Saint-Émilion, a UNESCO World Heritage site, close to the Montaigne tower.
Sandwiches and drinks : light stalls offer you french fries, sandwiches and drinks from 19:00 pm.
Wine tasting : for people interested in the local wines, there is an opportunity to taste the wines from Côtes de Castillon.
Catering : the Aliénor inn can accomodate 900 guests each evening .
- free carparks are and opened from 6.00 pm.
- picnics are authorized (areas available).
- dogs and other animals are not admitted on the site.
In this region of mouth-watering foods and very great wines, what better way to start your evening than to enjoy a delicious meal ?
Near of the "Côtes de Castillon" stall devoted to those people interested in the local wines, the Aliénor inn accomodates 900 guests each evening from 19:00 pm with a delicious meal.
On the border between the Bordeaux and Périgord regions,in the exact place where the charms of the two region are added, lies Castillon-la-Bataille where Montaigne spent his life.
Why not follow the enjoyment of an amazing night-time performance with a couple of days of sightseeing?
Major attraction in Aquitaine, the Battle of Castillon has the support of Aquitaine General Council and of Gironde General Council through their programs "Aquitaine en scène" and "Scènes d'Été en Gironde".
Well grounded, the association Castillon 1453 is also helped by the municipalities of Castilon, Belvès, sevaral municipality communauties and a number of sponsors.
In order to ensure the quality of the professionnal standard of such a show, the Association Castillon 1453 and all the volunteers have wanted to call in experts.
Thus, the script, the music, the staging, the lighting plan, horse performances, pyrotechnics, medieval fighting, choreography, communication, photos and video have been entrusted to proven talents.