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Nogent-le-Rotrou. A busy month of August

The month of August will be lively in the capital of Perche. © Illustration / Adobestock

After a month of July 2022 lively at Nogent-le-Rotrou (Eure-et-Loir)the month ofaugust 2022 will be almost identical. here are the events and activities not to be missed this summer, in the capital of Perche.

Little artistic “trip”…

Their works of art were already exhibited in the vaulted cellars since Thursday July 14. They will still be on the first fourteen days of August. Erica Boimare, Christian Champagne, Marie VDB and Denis Laurent present you with paintingsbut also sculptures.

“It’s an interesting gathering,” said Christian Foreau, director of cultural affairs for the city. In his eyes, the place values ​​the works just as the works highlight this place.

As a reminder, except on Mondays (from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.), the cellars are open every day and admission is free.

Several concerts not to be missed

After the little artistic “trip” why don’t you go and listen to some music? That’s good, several concerts are planned in the capital of Perche.

Save this date! Friday August 5them Barbels (Folk/Rock group) will liven up Place Saint-Pol from 6 p.m. with sometimes French and sometimes Spanish lyrics. A music dynamic and festive advocating an intelligent discourse on the surrounding world.

The following Friday, always at the same place and at the same time, it will be the turn of the artist Gaume to “jump into the water”. The opportunity for him to present his nnew energetic opus entitled “Call it What You Want” and where rock, pop and folk mingle.

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Friday August 19, 6 p.m., place St-Pol, exit Gaume, welcome Zanarelli. This author-composer and performer will offer to listen to his very first opus, the title of which is “L’Écho des Vertiges”. Why don’t you go and listen to this “inventory of its first thirty years”?

Without forgetting, friday august 26 from 6 p.m., the arrival ofe Solar Project with his “feel good” afro-disco music. You would be surprised to see how the atmosphere and the colors of this group evolve over the titles.

Finally, Sunday August 28at 4 p.m., at Daupeley Park, about twenty musicians invite you to play classical notes. Access is free.

A short tour of the castle

If you don't know what to do, you can always go to the Château des Comtes du Perche.
You can always go to the Château des Comtes du Perche. ©Valentin Mauduit archive photo

Music is good; gluttony is better. the millennium snack and family shows are scheduled for Castle of the Counts of Perche. For this, book your Sunday August 14.

Young and old can enjoy hot pancakes, play old games, watch Damocles (the inextremist circus) or sing along.

Other activities are also planned. Until August 31, every day at 3 p.m., except Tuesday, you can take part in a guided tour of the castle.

Until August 25, every Thursday at 3:45 p.m., Gwénaëlle Hamelin and Anne-Laure Boiteux offer you a guided tour of the exhibition.

Without forgetting that every Wednesday, at 2.30 p.m., there are also heritage workshops whose dual objective is to discover and have fun with the family.

Still at the Castle…

Wednesday August 10, still at the Château, come and attend the“Become a Knight” workshop. A booklet is given to each participant. It is a question of discovering, by means of riddles, the name of a part which will compose the armament of the future knight and to proceed to a small photo session to immortalize the present moment.

Seven days later, toddlers can take part in a treasure hunt where they will have to help Rotrou III find his mittens. A letter will be given to each participant. Each workshop is associated with the history of the site.

Saturday August 20, stories related to the past of the capital of Perche will be told to you. At the same time, you will be able to hear musicians playing the lute guitar in particular.

Wednesday August 31take part in a interactive visit-survey. The life in a medieval castle will be mentioned in particular and you will be able to see how each person lived on all the floors in the dungeon. Comfort, hygiene, cuisine… All the mysteries (or almost) concerning life in the castle will be revealed to you.


Direction the Gauchetieres to attend the Summer Village, from Friday 19 to Monday 22 August. During these few days, toddlers will be able to play on inflatable structures for free.

Friday, at 6 p.m., a show for the general public will take place; Saturday, from 1 p.m., a “double dutch” initiation will be organised; Sunday, you can learn about Hip-Hop, from 1 p.m.

It will also be necessary to rely on the fanfare festival, saturday august 27from 5 p.m. to Borde lake. Entrance will be free and you can eat on site.

Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 Augusta few days before classes resume, the arts and knowledge festivalon the theme of the art of living, invites you to the city stadium, rue du Val, to take part in outdoor games.

Bargain time!

Friday 26 and Saturday 27 Augustyou may take advantage of it to make good deals during the traders’ flea market. This will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 7 p.m.

Carriage rides

On the way to the Borde lake (shared between Nogent-le-Rotrou and Arcisses) where carriage rides are organized.

You have two options. Every Wednesday, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., you can take a short 20-minute discovery walk (€8 per person, €5 for toddlers aged 4 to 10 and free for children aged 0 to 3). The opportunity to (re)discover the nature reserve of the Bassin d’Arcisses.

If you have a little more time, a gourmet hike is also planned for Saturdays August 6 and 20.

Departures are at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. You may discover local Percheron products. Count 25€ per person, 15€ for children whose age is between 4 and 10 years old. It’s free for those who are not yet 3 years old. For more information, call 02 37 37 30 10.

Practical information for the castle. Entry fee. €4.50 adult; €2.50 child (7-18 years old); €3.50: reduced rate. Tablet or headset rental: €2

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