It’s action stations at Château du Haut-Pezaud, as Loulou, the estate’s grape mascot has lost her little sister Lolotte in the vines. Your little ones have got their work cut out, but should be able to solve the puzzles and overcome the challenges to reunite these unusual siblings.
The mastermind behind this paper chase is Christine Borgers, born in Belgium and adopted by the Dordogne around 20 years ago. One of a new-wave of winemakers, Christine produces a constant stream of new ideas for visitors to Château du Haut-Pezaud, removing the mystique from winemaking and using a more accessible approach. Christine created these mascots to make sure you and your family enjoy the visit and learn about wine in a fun way. And all in the open air. Of course, each adventurer who finds Lolotte will receive a small prize before joining their parents in the cellars for a little tasting. And as if you needed another reason to visit Château du Haut-Pezaud, it’s worth noting that on 21 July, they’ll be celebrating Belgium’s National Day with some Monbazillac and red, rosé, white and sweet Bergerac.
Game duration: approx. 1 hour.
4 age groups: 3 to 5 years – 6 to 8 years – 9 to 11 years and 12 to 14 years.
Prices: €3 for the first child, €2 for the second child and €1 for each subsequent child.
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Château du Haut Pezaud