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Cultural outings organized by the association
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Afternoon at Montataire Castle
Built in the mid-11th century by Hugues de Clermont, Château de Montataire was modified over the centuries, and added a chapel, a weapons room and stables.
Famous guests such as Odet de Coligny, Henri IV and the Marquise de Sévigné have stayed in this residence, now owned by François-Xavier Bernet and his daughter.
The château has been open to the public since 2012 for tours and receptions.
The visit ended with a snack at the château.
Thursday, November 22
A day in Paris: Victor Hugo and Giampietro Campana, an outstanding writer and collector
Maison de Victor Hugo, place des Vosges (Paris 4e) guided tour of the "Hugo à la une" exhibition.
Victor Hugo's fame and political commitment made him a favorite subject for the caricaturists of his day.
The exhibition is a journey through his work, in three parts:
"La forte tête" (1830-1848),
"La renommée de l'absent" (1852-1870),
"Hugophobia and Hugolatry" (1870-1885).
Musée du Louvre guided tour of the exhibition "Un rêve d'italie": the Campana collection.
Marquis Campana, an Italian aristocrat, assembled the most important private collection of the 19th century, rich in antiques, paintings, sculptures and Renaissance objects. Thanks to an exceptional collaboration between the Musée du Louvre and the Hermitage Museum, the exhibition gives a complete picture of this collection for the first time in 160 years.
Thursday, October 25:
La Marche du Valois" tour
A historical tour of the Valois county: three castles and a priory
The priory of Bray-sur-l'Aunette and its recently restored rural monastic chapel.
Château de Raray and the elegance of French architecture; its stone "chasses" were immortalized by Jean Cocteau in "Beauty and the Beast".
Lunch at Château de Raray
The "troubadour" château of Mont-l'Evêque, set between an English park and the Nonette river, illustrates eight centuries of history and architecture.
Château de Versigny, a perfect example of 19th-century architecture in the Valois region, is famous for its French and English gardens.
All four tours were accompanied and commented by archaeologists specializing in these sites.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
A day at Auvers-sur-Oise:
three artists, three places to live
Walking tour, with a guide, to discover the places painted by Vincent Van Gogh, including the church in Auvers, whose painting is a major work in the Musée d'Orsay.
We also visited the tomb of the Van Gogh brothers.
The morning ended at the Auberge Ravoux, where Vincent had his room. Preserved intact, the inn allows us to evoke the conditions of artist's life at the time.
Guided tour of Charles Daubigny's studio house: still inhabited by the artist's descendants, this house was decorated on 200 m2 of its interior walls by Daubigny, his children, Corot and Daumier, between 1862 and 1882.
We rounded off the day with a visit to Docteur Gachet's house, a meeting place for the greatest talents of the day.
Thursday, March 29, 2018 (February 8 outing postponed due to bad weather)
A day in Paris - Regards vers l'Orient
Guided tour of the collections at Musée CERNUSCHI, Avenue Vélasquez (Paris 8e).
Among other emblematic pieces of Chinese and Far Eastern art, this museum houses Meguro's AMIDA BUDDHA, an 18th-century Japanese bronze, which is its flagship work.
This visit was a prelude to the spring inauguration of the Antoine Vivenel museum's new Asian art room.
Lunch at the "ATELIER BARTHOLDI" training restaurant of the Lycée hôtelier Jean DROUANT, rue Médéric, where we walked through the PARC MONCEAU
Guided tour of the Russian Orthodox Cathedral SAINT ALEXANDRE NEVSKY, rue Daru, and its recently restored crypt.
After the visit, we continued our stroll around Parc Monceau and its surroundings (exteriors: Pagode de la rue de Courcelles, private mansions...).
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
From the "Galerie du Temps" to the mine galleries:
A day at the Louvre-Lens and the Centre historique minier de Lewarde
Musée du Louvre-Lens, where you'll have the pleasure of browsing the ever-renewed collections in the Galerie du Temps, as well as the temporary exhibition in the Pavillon de Verre "Peintures italiennes des Hauts-de-France (XVIe - XVIIIe s.), dialogues et correspondances".
Departure for the Lewarde Historic Mining Center and lunch at "Le Briquet" restaurant in the former Delloye pit sawmill.
Departure for the Lewarde Historic Mining Center and lunch at "le Briquet" restaurant in the former sawmill of the Delloye pit.
Guided tour of the mine galleries, followed by an interview with a former miner on the theme of "My first day in the mine".
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