A fun and pedagogic school trip

For your schools trip, the Château des Enigmes offers you a nice, fun and learning day with a big course whom the story is based on the famous novel of Alexandre Dumas : "The Three Musketeers". It's also based on the local history, in particular the wedding of King Louis XIV in St Jean de Luz, and the signature of the Treaty of the Pyrenées. 

This concept exists since 18 year in the Usson's Castle, in Charente Maritime, with now more than 120 000 joyful pupils. This educative type of school trip is by the way supported for several year by the Academic Inspection of Charente-Maritime, and was rewarded many time, as well by the public than by public institution. 

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A gread treasure hunt

Students will have to use their senses of observation, deduction, balance, touch, smell... (and even do some maths) to solve, as a team, the 27 tests of this course, which lasts between 2 and 3 hours (depending on the age of the students).

The route will take them on an exciting journey through various landscape gardens (the bamboo grove, the Italian gardens, the conservatory vegetable garden, the French garden) and the outbuildings of the Château decorated as 17th century living spaces.

Optional workshop/guided tour

We offer several options for visits and workshops to complete your day at Château de Laàs.

For example, you can organize a guided tour of the Serbat Museum adapted to the age of the students, take part in a real workshop (making a fan, writing a Fable de La Fontaine with a pen) or discover the conservatory orchard and vegetable garden with an arborist.




A high confort outing

To facilitate your visit and make you enjoy the castle to the fullest, we put at your disposal:

- free parking accessible by buses.

- a personalized welcome, a hostess being reserved for the well-being of your classes.

- games adapted to the youngest (from 4 years old) as well as the older ones.

- an exclusive shaded picnic area for your school (or a sheltered area in case of rain).


4 days exclusively in English, Spanish, Basque or Occitan

We offer 4 days in May dedicated to teachers who wish to make their students work in English, Spanish, Basque or Occitan with a welcome and a route only in one language (the instruction signs in the other languages, including French, being hidden): an original and fun way to work in foreign and regional languages.


Day in English only: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Day only in Spanish only : Thursday, May 24, 2018

Day only in Basque only : Friday, May 25, 2018

Day only in Occitan only : May 28, 2018


To book your visit on one of these days, please contact us on 05 59 65 00 34 or via the contact form.



How to book your visit ? 

Some days in June-July may be in high request, so it is best to book your visit to Château des Énigmes as soon as possible, so that you can choose the date that suits you best.

Ask for a quote and pre-book your visit.