Les (Re)visiteurs de l'histoire
The château of the Counts of Carcassonne new immersive stroll
At the end of the day, at dusk or after dark; along with your friends or family: take part in the immersive, spectacular, malicious and innovative adventure of the metamorphosed medieval city. The new immersive stroll “Les (Re)visiteurs de l'histoire” is a unique occasion to discover the Castle of the Counts of and its ramparts with a new eye, and to admire the charm and history of Carcassonne.
Les (Re)visiteurs de l'histoire
This year again, the Centre des monuments nationaux, in partnership with the Ville de Carcassonne, called on Amaclio Productions to create, direct and produce a summer immersive stroll inside the château, inviting the visitors to extend their perception of the City in a unique way. Take part this year in Martin Arnaud's brand new creation: Les (Re)visiteurs de l'histoire.
Les (Re)visiteurs de l'histoire is a unique occasion to discover the Castle of the Counts of and its ramparts in an unexpected way, and to admire the charm and history of Carcassonne. To make the stones alive, one only has to pay attention to new sounds…
The 2021 edition
At the end of the day, at dusk or after dark; along with your friends or family: take part in the immersive, spectacular, malicious and innovative adventure of the metamorphosed medieval city.
Dare to venture inside the precious casket of the château of the Counts and on its ramparts throughout a unique immersive stroll to discover the parapet walk around the fifty-two tower city which has still a lot to unveil.
A 45 minutes
Do not miss the 2021 edition!
delighted spectators since 2018
Martin ARNAUD, internationally renowned conceptor and director, is the creator of this brand new immersive stroll inside the Castle of Carcassonne. With more than 25 years of experience in theatre, events, sport and cultural ceremonies as well multimedia shows for the general public, he masters the creation of original and innovative content.
"Les Nuits urbaines" at the Grande Arche of La Défense in Paris, "Circle Light" on the Red Square of Moscow, "México en el corazón" on the most famous square of the city, the gala dinner of the 50th anniversary of the African Games in Brazzaville...
With his agency Les Petits Français, he has received five prestigious French and international awards for the exceptional events which creation and artistic direction he has assured.
Since 2012, Amaclio Productions creates prestigious shows for an ever-bigger audience in emblematic French historic monuments.
Amaclio Productions creates, products and set events. The firm has been created by François NICOLAS, entrepreneur in love with history and literature, and by Bruno Seillier, director and scriptwriter, and it is specialized in the showcase of our heritage.
Amaclio Productions’ shows generate emotion and enchantment, and invite the spectator to broaden his knowledge of the landmark and its history.
The château of the Counts of Carcassonne
A key city in the formation of France. Carcassonne was the seat of power of the Counts of Carcassonne, and then of the famous Trencavel family in the 12th century. Following the Albigensian Crusade (1209-1229), when the Royal forces seized Carcassonne, accusing it of complicity with the Cathars, it became a Royal fortress governed by a seneschal.
It defended the border between France and Aragon until the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659.
One of the largest European restoration projects. In the 19th century, the city was on the verge of demolition and was used as a stone quarry. For over 50 years (1853-1911), Viollet-le-Duc and his successor Paul Boeswillwald gave it back its medieval appearance, destroying the secondary constructions between the outer walls, using grey roofing stone for the towers, and restoring the décors and hoardings. In the 1960s, the Gallo-Roman towers were topped with tiles.