An encounter with Eleanor of Aquitaine

Abbaye de Fontevraud

Concept: A journey through time, back to the 12th century, offering guests the opportunity to come “face to face” with an important historical character, Eleanor of Aquitaine.

Context: During this special evening, 60 guests enjoyed an immersive experience conjuring Eleanor of Aquitaine’s heyday, in the exceptional historic setting of Fontevraud Abbey, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Private event - Produced in association with the “Bordeaux Excellence” agency.

Creation: Throughout the evening, Fontevraud Abbey provided the setting for a live portrayal of Eleanor’s life. Actors retraced the key historical phases of her life, and those of the Abbey itself. Singing by the “Apollo 5” vocal quintet provided a musical backdrop to the dinner, while duelling knights, an aerial ballet of birds and a choreographed finale further enhanced the medieval theme running through this unique event.