THE MAD WAR - The last breath of Breton independence Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier 1488


A unique opportunity to "walk the battlefeild in the morning, and wargame in the afternoon"


A fully guided tour of Brittanys last opportunity to be independant by historian Matt Williamson. You will then have the pleasure to wargame the battle of Saint-Aubin-du Cormier in the 18th century Salon de Guerre, at l'Hotel de Hercé.



  • Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier is a ruined medieval fortified chateau destroyed at the end of 1480 to prevent it ever being occupied again. We explore the full extent of ruins. See our video in the attached photographs.
  • We walk Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier battlefield and memorial located on the very road where the fierce fighting of the last major stand for Breton independence happened. An amazing testimony to the imbedded cultural independence of the Bretons that is still evident today.
  • Lunch traditional Breton Buckwheat Galettes.
  • Visit Chateau Fougères the largest most intact Medieval fortified Chateau in France. An amazing comparison to the tree covered ruins at Saint Aubin du Comer. You will climb the towers and walk the extensive ramparts and buildings. You will understand why it was so coveted by the English, the  Normans and the French Dukes of Anjou.



Upon return We play on a purpose built table using supurbly painted miniatures specific to the Breton Mad War.



Breton War of Independance 1488

  • Bring your Partner to enjoy beautiful L'Hotel de Herce & Mayenne. French Wragame Holidays at L' Hotel de Hercé are designed for wargamers & partners to attend together.