In this second exhibition, five entirely interactive rooms use an experience tour to immerse visitors in what the Bacalan family’s life at the chateau might have been like. On 28 August 1791, shortly after the arrest of the king and in the midst of the French Revolution, the Bacalan family returned to the Monbazillac estate. François-Hilaire de Bacalan and Marthe Valleton de Boissière share a meal with their children. This original reconstruction of life at the chateau in the late 18th century allows visitors to explore the private lives of a single family. Its members deliberate, confide in each other, and talk about their hopes and fears.
The tour covers two floors: the ground floor with the dining room, office and portrait gallery, then the first floor which houses the countess’s bedroom and the lounge. In each room, interactive devices bring the space to life and highlight its role. Combining audiovisual immersion, fictional audio narrative and historic approaches, every ingredient is in place to immerse visitors in the grand tale of the Monbazillac estate!