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Cultural outings organized by the association
monday, November 23, 2020
three exhibitions at the Domaine de Chantilly
"Carmontelle (1717-1806) - A time of easy living"
Carmontelle, whose real name was Louis Carrogis, in the service of the Orléans, "posed the society of his time before him".
"Collecting books of hours - Treasures of the Duc d'Aumale"
The Cabinet des Livres now presents a collection of fifty books of hours from the 13th to the 16th century.
"La Fabrique de l'Extravagance - Porcelaines de Meissen et de Chantilly" (The Factory of Extravagance - Meissen and Chantilly porcelain)
in the company of Mathieu Deldicque, exhibition curator and heritage curator at the Musée Condé, with the exceptional partnership of the Porzellansammlung Dresden.
Outing cancelled due to pandemic
Monday November 9 at 10am at the Château de Compiègne:
"Imperial elegance. Souvenirs from the wardrobe of Empress Eugenie"
to mark the centenary of Empress Eugénie's death, in the company of Laure Chabanne, curator and curator of the exhibition...
On July 11, 1920, Eugénie de Montijo, a daring, romantic and modern woman who left her mark on her era, died in Madrid.
A century later, the Château de Compiègne, where the last Empress of the French lived part of her life, pays tribute to her with the richest public collection of objects that ever belonged to her.
Her clothes and accessories are presented for the first time in their entirety in the ballroom. From his youth to his exile in England, these objects charged with emotion and history retrace an extraordinary life.
The tour continued with a visit to the museum dedicated to her memorabilia and that of the imperial family, on the occasion of its reopening.
Outing cancelled due to pandemic
Thursday, October 1 at 10 a.m. at the Musée Antoine Vivenel :
visits to the new Paleontology and Prehistory room and the "Rahan and Prehistory" exhibition.
Presented by Delphine Jeannot, Director of the Museums of Compiègne.
These free tours are organized especially for Friends when the museums are closed to the public. We'll be alone in the rooms, but of course we'll need to wear masks.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
A day in Amiens:
exceptional visit to the Hôtel Bouctot-Vagniez and ... Jules Verne in Amiens!
Hôtel Bouctot-Vagniez: an exceptional guided tour of an Art Nouveau townhouse built between 1909 and 1911. Inhabited until 1936, it was then occupied by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Picardy Region, which recently sold it.
Classified as a historical monument, this hotel has retained its original state, and we have the unique opportunity to visit it before its forthcoming transformation into a luxury hotel.
guided tour "In the footsteps of Jules Verne". A coach tour past monuments evoking the writer's links with Amiens.
lunch at the "Le Quai" restaurant in the Saint-Leu district.
Maison de Jules Verne: the guided tour of the writer's house looks at his life, work and public activities.
continuation of the "In the footsteps of Jules Verne" tour, including a presentation of the Cirque Jules Verne (inside and out).
Updated November 24, 2023
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