Château Beaumesnil

Confined to tight spaces is not to everybody's taste I imagine. How about being locked in the room until you find the right code to let you out? By now I am sure you are thinking one of two things bring it on or no thank you! Still this is one of the wonderful activities that you will find at Château Beaumesnil. 

Château Beaumesnil


Château Beaumesnil was created between 1633 and 1640 by Jacques De Nonant for his wife Marie Dauvet-Desmaret replacing the old castle there. If you are a lover of food than this is a must see as it traces the history of food and has a number of different activities in place surrounding nourishment as you travel from room to room.

Château Beaumesnil

Fun With Fine Dining

In one of the rooms we tried our hands at forging signatures on laminated cards. Then we traveled upstairs via the very narrow staircase being careful not to fall! If you have little ones make sure you have them close to you at all times. Little ones don't know how to read when they first learn to walk and don't get what barriers are for! 


Château Beaumesnil

Once upstairs we tried our hand at how to arrange a table setting. Then we moved on to next door where we had a go at folding napkins ready for a meal. The napkin is provided on your entry to the Château along with a folder full of information on the property. 


Coco Chanel Room


Château Beaumesnil

The last room that we visited was devoted to Coco Chanel and the scents that went into creating Chanel N ° 5 inspired by her lover  the Grand Duke Dimitri. We had to search the room for clues which led to smelling the perfumes and putting them in order to release the door and escape. We loved hunting down the clues but when it came to smelling the bottles on the side found it difficult to distinguish which was which. Fortunately for us the door was broken so we were able to find freedom easier. 


Cooking Classes for the Kids

Château Beaumesnil

Heading downstairs we saw a beautiful little chapel and on the other side were the kitchens. Inside the kitchen we discovered some games to play and were impressed by the grandness of it. During the year there are cooking workshops for the kids and samples of caramel given out but sadly not on during the day we visited.

Château Beaumesnil


Don't forget to visit the outside too where there are a few animals to visit, book binding machines to be in awe of and well manicured gardens. Château Beaumesnil is certainly a treat for all the senses.

Have you treated yourself yet to a visit to a Château?

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  1. It's great that they made it so kid friendly! #BloggerClubUK

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  2. This looks like a great place to visit, I think that castles and other historic buildings can be a bit boring sometimes #fortheloveofblog@_karendennis

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  3. That sounds so fun! #ForthelovoeofBLOG Where is it tho?

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  4. Sounds like a very interactive experience, so important when trying to engage young children in history. #bloggerclubuk

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  5. The Coco Chanel room is my favourite! What a fund trip you had x

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  6. Now this is right up my street! Sounds like an amazing day out. Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

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  7. Wow what an amazing place to visit you had me at that picture of the staircase! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub xx

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  8. Looks a bit different to the way we do stately homes over here. Interesting on having to solve a puzzle to get out. Not sure I'd have been that keen on that. #sharingthebloglove

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  9. What a wonderful castle to visit with kids! I love the sound of all these activities. They seem so much fun. I'd be particularly interested in the room inspired by Chanel No 5. Thanks for sharing on #FarawayFiles

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  10. This sounds like so much fun and I love the sound of the kids cooking classes too x
    Thanks for joining #Blogstravaganza

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  11. Oh this looks great - I wish we'd known about it when we were staying in Rouen last year!
    #blogstravaganza

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  12. This place looks like great fun! Definitely on our must visit list! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

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  13. I think it's fabulous there are so many different activities as you travel thru the castle. History, architecture and fun projects. Marvelous #PoCoLo

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  14. What a fantastic find Helena! I'd love to visit this chateau and try out all the activities. The French do foodie things so well dont they? Thanks for joining #FarawayFiles

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  15. What a great day out for you and the family, I bet it was lovely exploring and learning together. It all sounds so exciting exploring and discovering to be able to unlock the next step. I bet the girls loved discovering everything with you, especially searching for the smells in the perfume room.

    Thanks for sharing with me on #CountryKids.

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  16. Love the spiral staircase, would not mind one of them in my house, though would make for a difficult house move.
    Maybe somebody could not find the right code and broke the door down in frustration....
    #countrykids

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  17. It looks brilliant, I particularly like the Coco Chanel room and the spiral staircase. Unfortunately, I've never visited a chateau. #CountryKids

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  18. This sounds like such a lovely visit - I love that they've clearly tried to make it all as interactive as possible, which definitely makes the difference when you have children to amuse. I bet your children loved exploring everything with you - the perfume room sounds amazing (although I'm sure it was a mild relief that the door was broken!) Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  19. ooh that looks like such a beautiful place to visit. I love the games that they put out, I always think that things like that really make visits come alive. Thanks for linking up to #fortheloveofBLOG

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  20. What gorgeous photos. This place looks divne! #bigpinklink

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  21. What a gorgeous place to visit and there seems to be loads to do while you are there. My kids would love it.
    #mg

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  22. It looks absolutely beautiful. I love that there are different activities to keep the children engaged #countrykids

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  23. What a beautiful chateau. I love the sound of the cooking classes for kids :-) #countrykids #sharingthebloglove

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  24. Wow what a beautiful residence, I love days out like that when you can get a little bit of history too and lovely pics x #bigpinklink

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  25. The grounds look beautiful, and I love the sound of all the activities that they have inside the house. A great way to keep everyone interested! #countrykids

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  26. Wow what a fun place to explore with your family, I like it when stuff is a bit interactive as it makes it more interesting for the littles. That wooden spiral staircase is to die for!! #countrykids

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  27. #thesatsesh okay confession time, when ever we go out for dinner I always recreate the napkin arrangement. lol..easily pleased, i would stay in the napkin room all day....plus I would attempt to slide down that stair case, so AnE on the way home would be essential.

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  28. oh wow it looks beautiful and I would have loved the coco Chanel Room I bet that was fascinating and we do love a family cooking lesson, thanks so much for linking up #MondayEscapes x

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  29. Oooh yes we have visited many chateaux in our time but haven't taken our children to visit any yet! The Cooking workshops sound good and the grounds of a chateau are always stunning. xx #thesatsesh

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  30. oh wow a treat for all the senses sounds great to me, the cooking classes is something my girls would love especially my eldest as she loves baking. Kitty you missed out on the caramel. Thank you for linking this with #mg

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  31. Wow this sounds like a fascinating place! I love puzzles and problem-solving games... but I don't like the idea of being locked in a castle! Eek! #blogcrush

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  32. This place sounds great, I love that it’s so interactive. It looks beautiful too.
    Thank you for joining #FamilyFunLinky x

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  33. Oh this sounds wonderful! I do love the chateaus, from the run-down ones to the wonderfully refurbished ones with activities like this, they all have their own little character quirks and are well worth a visit. I love the fact that there is plenty to keep the kids interested as you go around, that's always the problem we have with visiting places. Thanks for linking up to #FamilyTravelTips
    Nat.x

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  34. I do love a chateau or two and this looks a great one - so much to do! Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

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  35. I love a chateau and I love having cool stuff to do, this sounds fabulous. Thank you for sharing with #CulturedKids

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  36. Ooh - I didn't know they did lock-in rooms at places like this! Bet that would be a special experience. Looks like a lovely place to visit with the kids. Thanks for linking up with #CulturedKids

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