A museum like no other
The chateau itself was built in the 13th century and is a rare and original example of civil Medieval architecture. It housed lords, bailiffs and duchy staff over the years, and was used as a prison, a school and a cinema before being turned into a museum. But it’s not any old museum! It’s unique thanks to the world-renowned archery collection that will have your little archers green with envy.
The history of archery is well represented here from prehistoric days to modern times. Painted bows, arrows from Africa and Australia, and prehistoric arrowheads all form part of the collection. Room after room of this beautiful building is full of the traditions of archery, and in particular of those regiments that were especially prominent in the north of France during the Valois period.