Monthly Archives: May 2018

From the darkness to the light

XVIII and XX Century The Creusot-Montceau Eco-museum You could think of it as magic…starting off with a dusty piece of coal and finishing off with glasses and vases of flawless purity. That is what you can discover here at the Creusot-Montceau Eco-museum, by delving into the bowels of the earth at its coal [...]

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From landscape paintings to real-life landscapes

XIX Century The Courbet Centre « To paint a country, you have to know it. I know my country, I paint it. The undergrowth, it is ours. This river is the Loue. Go and see it and you will see my painting ». If Courbet himself is telling us to go, we can’t [...]

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A history that is told in the past and in the present

XVII and XX Century The Château Pierre de Bresse Pierre-de-Bresse is the château of our childhood dreams (the one you see when you imagine a château): 4 great towers at its corners, surrounded by water, with a bridge to gain access… The original feature of this one, apart from the beauty of its [...]

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The Age of Enlightenment and enlightened villagers

XVIII Century La Maison de la Négritude Flashback to the 19th March 1789, and the eve of the French revolution, when the inhabitants of the small village of Champagney came together in front of the town hall to present a unique text that condemned slavery. This was Article 29 of their list of [...]

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Lend an ear and travel back in time

XVII and XVIII Centuries The Musique & Mémoire Festival This is where orchestra conductors, musicians and ancient instruments transform into prodigious time machines that can transport us back to somewhere between the XVII Century and the mid-XVIII Century. Welcome to the Musiques & Mémoire Festival, a rare pearl that sparkles on the French [...]

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Vauban; son of the Morvan and a witness to his time

XVII Century Musée Vauban Vauban was born in Morvan. Here he grew up, lived, settled with his family and created his very own « private refuge ». Marshall of France under Louis XIV, we owe to him the famous « star » fortifications. But Vauban was also a great traveller and a fine [...]

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