Price per Wargamer includes 2 nights’ Accommodation + 2 Breakfast + half day Tour + Wargaming + Complimentary pre dinner drinks + morning & afternoon tea/coffee & a great time!
Non wargaming/touring partners stay free
The Breton Last Stand
THE MAD WAR - The last breath of independence
We drive into the Britany Boarders to explore the forest of the Breton last stand of Independence during the Mad War.
- Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier is a ruined medieval fortified chateau destroyed at the end of 1480 to prevent it ever being occupied again. What an amazing and rare experience this is where you can really explore the full extent of ruins. Good walking shoes and a sense of adventure & imagination are needed.
- Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier battlefield and memorial located on the very road where the fierce fighting of the last stand for Breton independence happened. An amazing testimony to the imbedded cultural independence of the Bretons that is still evident today.
- Visit Fougères Gardens located on the old medieval city ramparts. Here we have a panoramic view of the chateau uniquely located in a valley., & can see the extent of the Medieval fortress & medieval low town complex.
- 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 for the sight lines, walk the extensive ramparts, experience the chateau last safe withdrawal towers. The Museum has great audio displays, to explain the history of the Chateau & why it was so coveted by the English Normans & the French Dukes of Anjou.
Fri: Check in from 3pm.
6 - 7 pm Welcome complimentary aperitifs & planning weekend wargames.
Dinner out at one of Mayennes restaurants
9pm your welcome in the salon for a chat until bedtime
Sat: Morning guided tour Saint Aubin de Combier & battlefield & Chateau Fougères.
Lunch: In Fougeres we recomend traditional Breton Buckwheat gallets
6 - 7pm Complimentary pre dinner drinks in the grand salon
Dinner out at one of the Mayenne restaurants
9pm Continue Wargames, or relax & chat in salon untill bedtime
Sun:9am Gourmet breakfast 18thc salle à manger.
10am Wargames or option for Partners to have a guided walking tour Mayenne historic centre.
4pm Late afternoon check out .
Lunch & Dinners not included
3 Guest rooms available with Queen/ double beds.
Min 1 wargamer - Max 3 wargamers
Max 6 guests including partners