Goupil Festival Sunday, August 5th, 2018
Still inhabiting the small Goupillières valley, the “goupil” (the archaic French word for “fox”) will leave its forest den to attend the celebration. This celebration on Sunday, August 5, 2018, lasting from 10h to 19h, will be a nod to the famous fox who gave its name to Goupillières. “Goupil”, and others of its genus, are known to be cunning, funny and joyful.
It seems that Amelie and the fox are might be working together! Who knows which of them organized the festival with animations, songs, free games to entertain visitors, parents, grandparents and children alike? How many children will leave the Goupillières with the small fox mask they have made, feeling just as shrewd, funny and joyful as the fox in its own Goupillières valley?
The restaurant « Le Troglodyte Gourmand » will be serving fouées (from 12-2pm) and sweet and savoury snacks, hot and cold drinks and ice cream all day long.
National Heritage Days
The Troglodyte Valley of the Goupillières will offer costumed animations on the farms from 2-7pm featuring the daily work of the peasants of long ago.
Sunday September 16 the guided tours will be offered at a reduced price.
Saturday September 15 self-guided visits will be offered at a reduced price.
Sunday afternoon from 2-7pm, the peasants, friends of The Troglodyte Valley will dress themselves in their old clothes and re-enact daily tasks on the farm.
Costumed animations in front of the farms.
The entry price for adults is reduced to 5 euros.
Amelie's Fabulous Sundays
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 April 6, 20 May 15, 22, 29 July 12, 19 August
A Sunday in the countryside which will fill you with nostalgia, joy and emotion.
You will immerse yourself into the Middle Ages and the harshness of peasant life, and you will understand the life of our ancestors who have left us an exceptional rural patrimony.
You will sample the fouée—the most distinctive of Touraine culinary traditions. Your spirit will roam free...
Amélie hasn’t noticed the passing of time. Her enthusiasm is infectious and will sweep you up in the whirlwind of life.. She relays her banter and her songs with her captivating voice paying homage to French songs of yore. Let yourself go for a moment of shared poeticand collective joy and spend a wonderful Sunday in the countryside.
11am: Guided visit - 12am to 2pm: 'Fouée' (traditional sandwich) meal
ADULTS : 26 euros - CHILDREN ( 4-10 years old) : 12 euros