The Castle of Saint-Mesmin, a living medieval fortress

Located at 30mn from the Puy du Fou,the medieval fortress erected around 1370 by Pierre de Montfaucon, knight and lord of Saint-Mesmin, the castle of Saint-Mesmin underwent major fortification work at the end of the 14th century.
During the 15th century, an imposing 28m high keep crowned with machicolation was added.
This keep, the archers and cannoniers, the drawbridge and the remains of the hoardings bear witness to the military architecture of this fortress built during the Hundred Years' War.
Daily medieval animations in July and August allow an unusual discovery of this site: workshops for children and adults...
The theme of the animations for the year 2022 is "Fantastic animals". Real or imaginary, domestic or wild animals rub shoulders and literally invade the medieval universe.

In addition, the Château Saint-Mesmin has hosted various film shoots such as

- Monstrum, Feature film 2013, Fidex production,
- Meurtre à Guérande, TV film for France 3, 2014, Merlin Production
- La France mystérieuse, documentary for RMC découvertes, 2015, Pénélope Morgane Production

A shop in the castle
The Saint Mesmin castle shop, with free access, is specialized in the sale of medieval products for young and old.
You can find about 350 articles related to the castle of Saint Mesmin and the Middle Ages.

An e-shop on the WEB
In order to be able to buy these products throughout the year, the website will provide access to an e-shop. A selection of products is proposed through different categories: souvenirs, stationery, bookshop, games, costumes and accessories, music, medieval specialities...


Saint-Mesmin Castle
The City
79380 Saint-André-sur-Sèvre
Phone : 05 49 80 17 62

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