2019 rendez-vous at the Castle

from May 30 to September 22, 2019

Your 2019 rendez-vous at the castle of gratot. Save the dates in your calendar! 

A propos de Sculpture – May 30 to June 2, 2019 – 4th edition 

A unique rendez-vous featuring sculpture. 22 sculptors reside in the Castle during 4 days and reveal all sorts of materials: metal, marble, wood, bronze, glass, clay, cardboard, raku, resin, cement…

  • The artists will be present to share their craft with you, discuss their work and convey their passion
  • Demonstrations, workshops and animations performed throughout the event: clay modelling, stone or glass work …
  • ConcertBlackstick Trio (jazz New Orleans) on Friday May 31 may at 3pm.

Theatre – Postcards Sunday June 30, 2019 at 6.00pm

Between laughter and tears, you will travel with the actors in our Cotentin region from the French Revolution to WWII Liberation times, passing from the countryside to the local fair all the way to Terra Nova.

Theatre au champ Company. Texts byRichard Vitte and Véronique Bache. Staging by Richard Vitte.

Exhibitions – July 2 to September 22, 2019

Every summer the Castle welcomes 2 to 3 artists in its exhibitions halls. Painting, sculpture, photography … are set up in the West wing and the 18th C Pavilion as well as on the outside grounds. The artists for the 2019 season will be Véronique Attia and Bernard Vernochet, both painters and Marc Bernard, photographer.

We will have the pleasure to make you discover soon the exhibition which they are preparing for this summer at the Castle. Meanwhile, you can (re)discover the 2018 season with Kim Rouch, Marc Dupard and Mathilde Loisel by clicking here.

A propos de jardin – August 3 & 4

For the 18th edition ofA propos de jardin, more than 50 exhibitors beautify the legendary old stones of the Castle. This is your rendez-vous to find all you need for your garden as well as advice and benefit exceptionally of an access to the interior of the Saint-Gerbold Hermitage.

Review the 2018 edition 2018 here.

Theatre – Cyrano de Bergerac – Sunday August 18 and Monday August 19 at 9:15pm

Ah, good my lords, what a nose is his!”  The Compagnie du Graal returns to the Castle with its very own interpretation of Cyrano as an impetuous hero, sensitive and moving. Adults and children will all enjoy a play full of acting, a cloak-and-dagger story, performed by 14 actors in period costumes.
Outdoor show in the natural setting of the Castle.

European Heritage Days – September 21 and 22

Every year, the volunteers of the Centre d’Animation du Château de Gratot participate to this encounter between heritage and the public by offering a 2 day programme with free access to the Castle. 

Volunteers have been able to work through these years thanks to the contributions of visitors and public institutions. Today, more than ever, this help is necessary. Support the action of the volunteers at the Centre d’Animation du Château de Gratot, participate to the preservation of heritage and become an actor of the local culture!


CASTLE’S VISIT – Opening hours: 10:00 am to 07:00 pm – permanent self-guided tour “Centuries of life”
Entry fee:  €4 per adult, 10-18 years €1.50

A PROPOS DE SCULPTURE – Thursday May 30 to Sunday June 2 from 10am to 7pm
Entrance including Chateau visit and concert: €4 per adult, 10-18 years €1.50 / Free parking
Beverages, snacks and delicacies stand

THEATRE POSTCARDS – Sunday June 30, 2019 at 6:00pm
Artists’ fees according to public’s generosity – pre-booking recommended

SUMMER 2019 EXHIBITS – During opening hours of the Castle, included in entrance fee –  Every day in July and August

A PROPOS DE JARDIN – Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4 from 10am to 7pm 
Entry fee : Adults €5, €1.50 / 10-18 years old, free for children under 10 / Castle visit included and free parking
Beverages, snacks and delicacies stand

THEATRE CYRANO DE BERGERAC – Sunday August 18 and Monday August 19 at 9:15pm
Entry fee €12 (free for children under 10) – pre-booking recommended

EUROPEAN HERITAGE DAYS – Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22 from 10am to 7pm 
Free entrance to the Castle’s visit and summer 2019 exhibitions

>> Free Parking
>> The Castle’s boutique is open from July 1 to September 22 as well as from May 30 to June 2.

Centre d’Animation du Château de Gratot
80 rue d’Argouges
F – 50200 Gratot
Tel.: +33 (0)2 33 45 18 49 / + 33 6 64 01 05 82

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