History Comes to Life at Centre Azincourt 1415

 
History Comes to Life at Centre Azincourt 1415

Agincourt 1415 was more than just a battle – it was a whole age.

Heavy rains were falling on the plain of Agincourt on the evening of Saint Crispin’s Day, the 25th of October 1415. Here, some 12,000 French men-at-arms and 8,500 Englishmen came to fight a bloody battle. With swords, maces, axes, and volleys of arrows, the two sides battled on a muddy field trampled by horses. On this ground, the French chivalry suffered one of its most resounding defeats…

A board with writing part of the Agincourt 1415 exhibition

Agincourt 1415 Center. Photo credit: Ronald Piclin/ The 7 Vallées

Of course, a museum is necessary to keep this story alive! In the Agincourt 1415 Center, we offer the chance to explore the daily lives of these soldiers and to understand the origin of the longest war in French History: the Hundred Years War.

A video room at the Agincourt 1415 exhibition

A video room at the Agincourt 1415 Center. Photo credit: Ronald Piclin/ The 7 Vallées

With the chance to weigh weapons in your hand, or wear chainmail, you will find yourself propelled to the beginning of the 15th century. Immersive setups such as the 360° show will bring you right into the heart of the battle and allow you to discover the everyday life of our ancestors: What did they eat? How did they dress? What did they believe in? What were their routines?

Clothes exhibit at the Agincourt 1415 exhibition

Clothing exhibit at the Agincourt 1415 Center. Photo credit: Ronald Piclin/ The 7 Vallées

On the way out, take a tour of the battlefield and read the information on the panels. From the watchtower, get a glimpse of the battlefield from a brand new perspective.

Agincourt 1415 Center by The 7 Vallees

Agincourt 1415 Center. Photo credit: Ronald Piclin/ The 7 Vallées

This is an excursion the entire family will enjoy; children can become great knights and adults can rediscover their inner child. All it takes is a little curiosity and imagination to travel back in time and live an experience that will prove to be both entertaining and enlightening.

A video room at the Agincourt 1415 exhibition

Agincourt 1415 Center. Photo credit: Ronald Piclin/ The 7 Vallées

DETAILS

The Agincourt 1415 Center
24 rue Charles VI
62310 Azincourt
+33 (0)3 21 47 27 53
[email protected]
www.azincourt1415.fr
Open all year round
10 am – 5:30 pm except Tuesdays (10am – 4:30pm)
July/August: 10 am – 6:30 pm

Price
Adult: €9 / Reduced price: €7.50
Child (from 5 to 16 years old): €6
Family (2 adults + 2 children): €25 + €2 per additional child

Lead photo credit : Agincourt 1415 Center. Ronald Piclin

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