Egypt in the age of the Pharaohs - extended

Exhibition running from 3rd June to 30th October at the Château de Châteaubriant

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After meeting with a rapturous reception in 2015, the Château de Châteaubriant is delighted to announce the extension of the exhibition 'Egypt in the age of the Pharaohs' Featuring over a hundred objects from the collections of the Musée Dobrée, alongside artefacts on loan from the Musée du Louvre, this show is the perfect opportunity to (re)discover Ancient Egyptian civilization. The exhibition focuses on the work of Egyptologist Frédéric Cailliaud, daily life in the time of the Pharaohs (crafts and commerce) and ancient Egyptian funerary rites (the gods, mummification and sarcophagi).

Opening Hours

  • 3rd June to 30th September: 10:30 to 18:00 (every day except Tuesdays)
  • 1st to 30th October: 14:00 to 17:30 (weekends only)

All ages - Free entry

For information call 02 40 28 20 20 or emailu

Guided Tours

  • All ages
  • Every day at 15:00 and 16:00 - duration 40 minutes
  • Full price: €3
  • Concessions: €2 (Ages 14-18, students, jobseekers, groups of 15 or more)
  • Free for children under the age of 14 (accompanied by an adult)

The museum's experts guide you through a day in the life of an Ancient Egyptian, learning more about Egyptian beliefs and customs thanks to the many artefacts on show.

Guided tours in sign language

Workshops - Pioneering Egyptologists

    • Age 8 and up - duration 1h
    • 6th & 17th July and 17th August, at 11:00 and 15:30
    • Fixed price: €3 / visitor

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

In 19th century Egypt, France and Britain were engaged in a fierce rivalry. Both nations wanted to recover as many ancient artefacts as possible, and claim the glory for new discoveries. Private collectors were also involved in the chase, always on the hunt for new items. Put yourself in the shoes of these pioneering Egyptologists and learn more about the thrills and spills of archaeological exploration! A fun, educational team game.

Visits for school groups or other institutions

Customised tours can be arranged. Visit the website for more details.

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