Medavy 1760

Historical weekend at the Château
09—10 September 2023

1760, Normandy. While Europe is in the throes of conflict, the Château de Médavy, home to the local aristocracy, hosts a grand reception in honour of relatives of King Louis XV. In the château's luxurious salons, the nobles and members of the court are enjoying themselves, unaware that history is about to be played out not far away. Meanwhile, the military and local residents work to ensure that the festivities run smoothly. But just as the festivities are reaching their climax, letters arrive from the coast with worrying news: English privateers have been chasing French ships and are getting dangerously close to the coast. Follow the characters on this thrilling adventure, as they face the threat of an English invasion while having to keep up appearances to avoid panic spreading among the population. Immerse yourself in this little-known but captivating story of war and power struggles. Come and (re)discover the Château de Médavy and the daily life of 18th-century people during this great weekend of historical re-enactment on 9 & 10 September 2023!

One of the most beautiful private collections of Normandy

Since 2004, the current owners are fully dedicated to reviving the château and restoring it to its original splendor.

Decorated with elegance and authenticity, the château de Médavy hosts extraordinary collections that will make you travel through time and space.

Currently in Médavy

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A second star in the Michelin Green Guide Normandie- Cotentin

A second star in the Michelin guide vert Normandie - Cotentin

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Renovation works: Before / After

Since 17 years, many restoration works have succeeded each other to give the Château de Médavy all its magnificence back. The current owners have invested several million euros as part of the preservation of historical monuments with the support of the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (Ministry of Culture). They rely on the Chief Architect of Historical Monuments, but also on their own teams of carpenters, bricklayers, and other talents. 

The door frames, rooftops and moats were salvaged as they were on the brink of ruin. 

The photography campaign shows the extent of the transformations carried out through pictures.

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History of the château

Located halfway along the road connecting Argentan to Sées, Médavy represents a stronghold of the Duchy of Normandy since the 12th century. Little is known about the first fortress, which was probably destroyed between 1417 and 1449 during the invasion of the French kingdom by the English army.

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