This day in the Country of the Cathar Pyrenees, Country of art and history, will allow children to understand the medieval bastide of Mirepoix from the angle of its architectural construction through participatory workshops or a treasure hunt.

Location

Cathar Pyrenees

Located to the east of Ariège, on the border of the Aude, this territory, labeled "Country of Art and History", revolves around [...]

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1 - Build a cathedral

10h30: After an observation around the cathedral and a visit, the children learn the construction techniques of the builders and are introduced to the 13-knot rope to draw the ground plan like an architect of the Middle Ages.
12:00 p.m.: Picnic taken from the bag.

2 - Discovery of Mirepoix and the house of the consuls

13h30: Visit through the medieval town of Mirepoix during which the children will learn about the heritage (sculptures, fortifications and medieval houses, gargoyles) through drawings.
15:30 p.m .: End of activities.

Educational goals :
- Apprehend and deepen knowledge in geometry.
- Improve the sense of observation.
- Orientation in space and time (Middle Ages, Renaissance).
- Learn to collaborate to use the 13-knot rope to draw the plan of the cathedral.
- Learning of technical terms (ogival crossing, stained glass, keystone, bastide, half-timbered house, moulon, modillon, etc.).
- Recognition and use of colors, counting, calculation.

Optional: Treasure hunt (Cycle 2) with supplement (€5): Orientation games through the streets of the town of Mirepoix in groups supervised by guides. With the help of a booklet, the groups must solve the puzzles proposed to find the treasure with the help of a compass, a map and a wind rose.

Prices / Validity

Child: 8 €
Price Min. Max.
(from 25/11/2022 to 30/11/2023) Min. €8

Based on 20 children.
Optional : 
Treasure hunt (Cycle 2) with supplement (€5): Orientation games through the streets of the town of Mirepoix in groups supervised by guides.
With the help of a booklet, the groups must solve the puzzles proposed to find the treasure with the help of a compass, a map and a wind rose.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Vacation check
  • Bank transfer

The price does not include

Transport, picnic.

The price includes

The visit of the cathedral and participation in workshops led by a lecturer guide.