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Medieval Festival of Termes,but not only !  from July 7 to August 26, 2023!

Kaspiche the King's Fool preparing his cap, the blacksmith his bellows, the artisan builders their tools to welcome visitors who have come to discover the medieval site of the Termes tower.

Several new features will accompany them this year, in fact the association is reconnecting with the theater on the esplanade and the tournaments will precede medieval banquets where taste buds and pupils will be in celebration!

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

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Weekly entertainment

The medieval forge

From Wednesday to Saturday,  from July 12 to August 26, 2023 – continuously from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Included in the site visit​

The blacksmith, an essential character of the lordship, opens the doors of his den 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 lordship. The tools andiron objects are omnipresent in medieval life and make these artisans keystones of medieval society.ale.


On July 7, 8 and 9 attend the cdesign of a coal mine !

The construction of the blacksmith's house

Every Monday from July 10 to August 21; continuously from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Included in the site visit​

Become a builder or bardelier for a few hours and help the medieval artisans of Termes to rebuild the lordship and its artisan village!

THEbardelier is busy manufacturing the tiles which will protect the roof of the forge, while the mason  works at themanufacture and installation of wall cob.

The ceramic workshop

Thursdays July 20 and 27 - Thursdays August 3, 10 and 17 - sessions at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

By reservation  (on sale online and on site)

Full price: €9

Reduced price: €7

Free visit of the site included

Come   introduce yourself to ceramics with the making of oil lamps to light your journey through time.

During this workshop, you will discover how lighting was provided from antiquity to the early Middle Ages before learning how to make your own oil lamp that you can keep.


​​​​The guided tour of Kaspiche, the king's fool


Every Wednesday from July 12 until August 23; – departures at 11 a.m., 3 p.m. & 5 p.m.

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

By reservation  (on sale online and on site)

Full price: €10

Reduced price: €7

Free visit of the site included

Discover the Tower and lordly life through the satirical and mocking look of the character of Kaspiche, a madman of the King. Kaspiche will tell you the little-known history and curiosities of this medieval Gascon castle.


The King's Fool 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 assigned. This colorful character, with a sharp pen, addresses medieval themes with finesse and humor.


Summer events

Country heritage and mill days

“in 2023 let’s celebrate 25 years of commitment”

Saturday June 24 and Sunday June 25, 2022

Priced visit reduced: €5 from 12 years old

THE Party on the PARvis

July 12-13-14-15 at 9 p.m.

Full price: €14      /          reduced price: 10€

Pre-show meal plan: €13 (children: €10)                                                       

At the end of New Year's Eve, a couple from the contemporary world find themselves transported on a sort of "time travel". Mistreated by strange characters straight out of the Middle Ages, this duo finds themselves at the center of parties, dances, and rhythmic songs.mes by Carmina Burana. No less than thirty actors and dancers will bring you to life, not only a certain idea of truculence, excess, and madness... but we will also tell you a story of life, love and destinies crossed. There is here the promise of a journey into the unknown - like some of the protagonists of the show - an adventure in the medieval sense of the term to which the Medieval and Popular Academy of Terms invites you.




Sunday July 30 - Sunday August 13 - 6 p.m. (note no free visit from 4 p.m.)

Full price: €14

Reduced price: €10

The noblest lords of our counties enter the lists dressed in their most beautiful fabrics, displaying their coat of arms which they brandishent fierly.

The list is in place and the lances are ready.

Knights and lords compete in equal joustsare before your eyes. You can cheer on your favorite from the hours, richly decorated wooden stands.

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

            Starting at 16hEntrance to the site is at the tournament rate

THEmedieval banquets -From the lists of the fool to the delights of the widow

Saturday July 29 and Saturday August 12 - Tournament at 6 p.m. followed by meal at 7:30 p.m.

Full price: €35

Reduced price: €30

2 exceptional evenings where the lord of Termes invites you to attend a knighthood tournament, followed by a medieval banquet concocted by the association "le tai"lloir" by Montaner.

First service, second service, service,  exit and exit served as in the Middle Ages... everything is there to take a trip back in time where pupils and taste buds happily feast!

*Table plate (fresh and dried fruits)

First service:
*Egg with mustard and kassa hummus
Second service:
*Desert :
*Pains of the known world  (Hiss, Gingerbread, Cotignac, Marsapan)



Tasting at the summit

Mondays July 17, Wednesday July 26 and Wednesday August 9 – 6:30 p.m.

By reservation– very limited places

Price varies depending on 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 the summit tastings.
7:30 p.m.: advantage of a visit to the privileged tower,
9:00 p.m.: climax tasting at the top, different food/wine pairing each evening, followed by a moment of contemplation of the sunset over the Adour valley.


Three evenings to choose from featuring different dishes:

  • Adour caviar from “Sturgeons de l’Adour”

  • Charolais pleasure made in Gascony from Jean-Pascal Laffitte

  • Gascon black pork from Pierre Matayron


The medieval festivals of Termes

Saturday 5 and Sunday August 6, 2023

Tarif knight 13 € (adult)

Tarif squire €10 (13 to 18 years old, job seeker, disability, etc.)

Price page €8 (7 to 12 years old)

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

 After a year of absence, a year of war and illness, far from the melodious and festive songs of the troubadours, John I, illustrious son of Roger de Termes, regains his taste for celebration 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.


Catering at the tavern at lunchtime, and a lively medieval evening banquet on Saturday evening (by reservation)!



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