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Medieval Festival of Termes, but not only !  from July 2 to August 27, 2022!

This year the Academy pursues its ambition to offer you a complete program

to the rhythm of humour, poetry and history. New features with tournaments, tours of the territory on mechanical mounts, a tribute to Molière, guided tours... but also the return of Kaspiche, fabulous evenings at the top of the tower, equestrian shows... _cc781905- 5cde-3194-bb3b-136bad5cf58d_

Come and discover or rediscover our activities, for a timeless immersion in a welcoming site!

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Weekly entertainment

The medieval forge

Monday to Friday,   from July 6 to August 26, 2022 – continuously from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Included in the site visit​

Craftsmen are busy at the tower. The bardelier, manufacturer of wooden shingles, works to build the village. The blacksmith, an essential character of the seigniory, opens the doors to his lair where very quickly the fire is activated, the hammer rises and the metal takes shape before your amazed eyes!


The blacksmith forges or shapes iron or steel. It is essential to the smooth running of the seigniory. Iron tools and objects are omnipresent in medieval life and make these craftsmen keystones of medieval society.



​​The guided tour of Kaspiche, fou du roy


Every Wednesday from July 6 until August 24, 2022 – departures at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.

This visit is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (visit of the dungeon)

On reservation   (on sale online and on site)

Full price: 10 €

Reduced price: 7 €

Free visit of the site included

Discover the Tower and the seigniorial life through the satirical and mocking gaze of the character of Kaspiche, a madman of the King. Kaspiche will tell you the unknown history and curiosities of this medieval Gascon castle.


The Fou du Roy is the symbol of our medieval and popular Academy. He is also a comic character who entertains his king or his lord to whom he is appointed. This colorful character, with a sharp pen, tackles medieval themes with finesse and humour.

The guided tour of the tower


Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6:30 p.m.

This visit is not suitable for people with reduced mobility (visit of the dungeon)

On reservation   (on sale online and on site)

Full price: €9

Reduced price: 7 €

Free visit of the site included

This year we are offering unique and intimate guided tours in the early evening, an excursion that takes you to the heart of the Seigneurie de Termes d'Armagnac.

This rich and passionate visit leads you to discover this imposing medieval palace, its particular architecture and its importance in the medieval history of Gascony.

You will then be invited to discover the 10 rooms of the dungeon where your guide will accompany you in an immersive scenography and will reveal all the secrets of this  atypical monument.

budding swordsman

Every Thursday from July 7 to August 25, 2022 – departures at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. (except August 18)

Reservation recommended by phone at

Price included in the site visit​​

When the Sergeant-at-Arms sounds the horn, you have to prepare for battle, young and old alike...

If you don't mind the dull edge of wooden swords,

come and participate in the training of the fighter of yesteryear.

If you are of the age of reason, it is time to choose a good companion!

From 7 years old.

summer events


on the theme "to be and to be reborn"

Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2022

Visit at reduced price : €4 from 12 years old


Saturday July 2, 2021 – 7 p.m.

Meal and  concert full price : 23 €    /    Tarif reduced 18 €

Concert only full price : 10 €     /     Tarif reduce 8 €   

" Salsa y fuego " meals on reservation            

From 7 p.m., the tavern opens its doors to serve you an aperitif. Then from 8 p.m. the traditional banquet and its spit-roasted wild boar will delight the taste buds of young and old alike around the Saint-Jean bonfire.

To end the evening in style, we invite you to dance and celebrate to the tunes of world music in the presence of  the Salsa Campo de Riscle association!

The concert will be provided by  the group Combo Monte. These 5 musicians from Toulouse and Pau offer a dancing and festive repertoire navigating between Cuban sound and salsa!

The prodigious sAvetière

Saturday July 9 - 9 p.m.

Meals by reservation at 7:30 p.m.

Full price: 12€

Reduced price: 8€

The theater workshop of the Academy presents La Savetière prodigieuse, a tragicomic farce in two acts.

A young girl in the prime of life has married an old cobbler whom she makes live a hellish existence. And the taunts of the neighborhood exacerbate their differences. Tired of his wife's whims and impetuosity, the cobbler runs away...

Will the lively and upright character of the pretty heroine and her candid illusions stand the test of this absence? Now alone with the women of the village  who harass her and with the men who covet her...

Until the day when,  arrives in the village a mysterious puppet master...

  Through the plot, it is all the Hispanic nature of the drama that is revealed in its theatrical intensity and its musical and scenographic aspects.

Artistic collaboration: Elisa Martins Pradal, choreographer and Bruno Lerebours, acting.


Sundays July 10 and 24 - Sunday August 21 - 5 p.m. (note: no free visit from 4 p.m.)

Full price: 14€

Reduced price: 10€

The noblest lords of our counties enter the competition dressed in their finest fabrics, displaying their coats of arms which they brandish proudly.

The list is in place and the spears are ready.

Knights and lords compete in equestrian contests before your eyes. You can cheer on your favorite from the hours, a richly decorated wooden bleacher.

The opportunity for these knights to prove their value, their courage, their strength and their skill on horseback.

          _ From 4 p.m. entry to the site is at the tournament rate

The mob tower

Wednesday 13 Thursday July 28   &  Wednesday August 3 and 17 9:30 a.m.

Single price 58 €

The fantastic moped ride between Adour and Arros!

From the tower, live a romantic adventure to discover our historical heritage. Get on a moped with "vintage" charm and set off for a fabulous ride accompanied and commented by Dominique and Karine from "You in mob".

End this 30 km circuit with a local meal served in the park and visit the tower to finish  this memorable day!

​ The legendary origins of our academy

Sunday July 17 and Saturday August 20, 2022 – 4 p.m. (note: no free visit from 3 p.m.)

Booking is recommended

Full price: €14​

Reduced price: 10€

Equestrian and theatrical show

Once upon a time in Termes d'Armagnac, in the middle of the 13th century, a cantankerous matriarch, a freedom-loving young damsel, a horseman who saw me, a captain corruptible because of his fetishism and a wandering troupe made up of acrobats go -barefoot. On Sunday July 17 and  Saturday August 20 , on the lists, we will tell you their story... and these actors, dancers, soldiers and riders will tell you our story or rather our legend where our fantasy comes from!

          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_     From 4 p.m. admission to the site is at the show rate


classical music concert with the chamber music association of catalonia

Wednesday July 20, 2022 – 9 p.m.

Full price: €12​

Reduced price: 10€

The guitar-violin-cello trio is rich in colors and sounds, the guitar being a polyphonic instrument, ie producing several voices at the same time. Whatever the place, the resonance of the guitar, with its crystalline timbre, fills the space, gives body to the formation, accompanying marvelously the singing lightness of the violin and the colored complexion of the cello.

You will be able to discover during this  representation of pieces from the works of Georges Bizet, Fritz Kreisler, Ennio Morricone, Charles Trénet, Vladimir Cosma, Stéphane Grapelli...

Equestrian show

Carousel on stage

Friday 22 and Saturday 23 July & Friday 12 and Saturday 13 August 2022 – 9 p.m.

  Full price: €14

Reduced price: 10€

Meal at 7:30 p.m. by reservation

The medieval academy joins forces with the Baloc equestrian center and the Whakan company to offer you 4  magical evenings around equestrian and street arts, fencing and fire.

More than an hour of show at the foot of the tower in the brand new bleachers offering you an ideal setting for daydreaming.

The riders and fencers of Baloc offer you sensational equestrian paintings worthy of the most beautiful show tracks.

La  cie Whakan will punctuate the interludes with their fiery number.

A magical show for young and old out of time where all types of arts intertwine.

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Tasting at the top

Mondays July 11, 25 &  Mondays August 1 and 8, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

On reservation  – very limited places

Price varies according to the dishes offered

Sharing a confidential emotion!
Give yourself the chance to live an experience in complete privacy. Be one of the 15 people who will experience the enchantment of summit tastings.
7:30 p.m.: advantage of a visit to the privileged tower,
9:00 p.m.: peak tasting at the top with a different food/wine pairing each evening, followed by a moment of contemplation of the sunset over the Adour valley.


Four evenings to choose from featuring different dishes:

  • Lectoure melon and Gascon black pork

  • Pleasure of Charolais made in Gascony

  • Variation around foie gras

  • Adour caviar

​o'tour de moliere or the continuity of the farce

Saturday July 30, 2022 – From 3 p.m.

Price from 10 to 30 € (note: no free visit from 2 p.m.)

By reservation only,   by phone at

Central figure of  theater and culture of our country, Molière, born Jean Baptiste Poquelin, was born on January 15, 1622. Thanks to him, the theater of French farce, theater of our origins, will not remain inbred, Molière will know how to sublimate it by mixing it with commedia and great literature.

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of his birth is both   an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate and pass on his heritage through a rich and lively program and a challenge to bring together 38 amateur actors to perform with generosity, ardor and duty more than 50 characters. By inviting you to  to enter the world of Molière, in its heritage setting, for one day, the Medieval and Popular Academy of Termes d'Armagnac _cc781905-5cde-3194- bb3b-136bad5cf58d_ offers you the opportunity to come and spend a pleasant moment of entertainment and theatrical culture.

In the program :

From 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.:

  • show – wandering on the life and work of Molière,   (wandering in groups at staggered times) design   and staging: Cynthia Jeanblanc and Bernard Saint- Pé

  • exhibition dedicated to Molière and his works

  • demonstration of artistic fencing "The fencing lesson" led by Joël Saint Mézard (fencing master)

From 8 p.m.: gourmet meal (by reservation)

At 9.30 p.m.: Concert of Baroque songs: From the Louvre to Versailles by 2 voices from here and elsewhere

The medieval festivals of Termes

Saturday  August 6 and Sunday August 7, 2022

Knight price 10 € (adult)

Squire rate 8 € (13 to 18 years old, job seeker, handicap...)

Price page 5 € (7 to 12 years old)

First weekend of August, an unmissable weekend where Termes relives for two days its past glory at its medieval peak.

  After a year of absence, a year of war and sickness, far from the melodious and festive songs of the troubadours, Jean I, illustrious son of Roger de Termes is getting back to partying and offers you two days of rejoicing. The allied companies of the county of Armagnac are happy to meet you and share their passion and their know-how.

The festivities start on Saturday at 10 a.m. with:

- Arion Horse show: tournaments and equestrian show

- Norvegir, Heljar Sendimadr, Messengers of Hel, Heirs of Ragnar : Viking camps

- The archers of Fébus: company of archers from the 14th century

- The Fébus Avan: cadets of Gascony from the 14th century

- The War Lions: 14th century company

- Belli Mercator: traveling show, merchant of war

- Les Sonneurs de Bran: troubadour musicians

- The People of Abelhe: troubadour musicians

Catering at the tavern for lunch, and medieval banquet in the evening followed by a ball!










The Tower under the stars

Thursday August 18 and Thursday August 25, 2025 – 8:30 p.m.

On reservation  – very limited places

Single price: 25€

2 fabulous evenings offered this summer! A privileged visit of the Tower with in its firmament a starry snack of fine and tasty products served at the top!

To be dazzled by the Milky Way and experience enchanting moments under the celestial vault, observe with the naked eye or through a telescope a plethora of constellations and experience an evening strewn with simple magic, your heart in the stars!

Closing evening of the medieval festival

Saturday  August 28, 2021 – 7 p.m.

Meal and concert

Reduced price (from 7 to 18 years old, students and job seekers): €12

Full price: 20€



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