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The Loire Valley

Fencing Masterclass

Learn the art of fencing with a highly experienced private instructor.
Hands on Workshop
2 hours
Local Customs & Traditions
Private venue

In the spirit of D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers, everyone has dreamed about drawing a blade and stepping up for a duel at some point in our lives. 

Our Fencing Masterclass is perfectly in line with the region’s traditions. The Loire Valley was once the home of many French kings, queens and royal and noble families. And one of the noble sports was fencing.
Meet your private fencing teacher, who also happens to be part of a family of distinguished swordsmen that have trained several Olympic teams, in their 16th century property. After a brief introduction on the art and sport of fencing, it will be time to suit up and learn the basics.
Once you have mastered some of the basic moves and feel comfortable with your sword, it will be time to challenge one of your family members to a duel!

This tour is available in the following languages : English, French

Meeting Point: At the fencing school
Finish: At the fencing school

5 years
2 Hours
A private, highly experienced instructor
A private venue
All the necessary equipment
Transfer to and from the fencing school
Snacks and drinks (except water)
Tips and purchases such as souvenirs
The art of fencing and sword fighting
The history of this sport
The basic moves

Is this activity private?

Yes, it is. No one else will be participating in this hands-on activity. The instructor and the venue will be for your family only.

How can I get there?

The best way is by car. If you want us to handle the transfer from your hotel to the fencing school and back, please let us know.

Are the parents staying with the children or separated?

We always promote a family-bonding moment, where parents and children enjoy an activity together as a family. So, parents and children will not be separated. However, if you choose to send your children on this activity alone, it is possible, provided that a babysitter accompanies the children regardless of the age, for insurance purposes (our guides are not responsible for the children).

Is it suitable for kids under 6 years old?

No, children must be older than 6 years old to participate. After all, we are dealing with equipment and swords, and for safety reasons, younger children will not be admitted inside the fencing school.

What does the venue look like?

This takes place at the private house of this highly experienced instructor, which happens to be a 16th century property. The fencing facility is located in a side building.

Will my teenage kids like this activity?

This activity is fun for adults and teenagers. The older the children are, the better the competition at the end!
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