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The Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection Opening

The Bourse de Commerce — Pinault Collection Opening
On January 22, 2020

The Bourse de Commerce is a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed. Dedicated to contemporary art seen through the prism of the collection, it presents thematic displays and monographic exhibitions, as well as new productions, commissioned works, carte blanche events and in situ projects. 


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Happening in March 2021

The Bourse de Commerce is a new site in Paris where works from the Collection Pinault are displayed. Dedicated to contemporary art seen through the prism of the collection, it presents thematic displays and monographic exhibitions, as well as new productions, commissioned works, carte blanche events and in situ projects. Open to everyone and every artistic discipline, the Bourse de Commerce offers educational programmes, conferences and meetings, screenings, concerts and performances.

François Pinault has channeled his passion for contemporary into assembling one of the most important collections in the world today: it now includes more than five thousand works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. His approach is fed by his commitment to sharing his passion for art with as broad an audience as possible, and to accompanying artists as they explore new territories.


Chateau d'Ainay le Vieil

Chateau d'Ainay le Vieil
On January 21, 2020
Welcome to the château of Ainay-le-Vieil, a historical monument along the tourist route, "la Route Jacques Coeur", just south of the Loire Valley. Ainay-le-Vieil is located 60 minutes south of the city of Bourges, and has remained under the ownership of the same family since 1467 when it was purchased by Charles de Chevenon de Bigny. The d'Aligny family, resides there year round, and invites you to tour Ainay-le-Vieil.
 

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Welcome to the château of Ainay-le-Vieil, a historical monument along the tourist route, "la Route Jacques Coeur", just south of the Loire Valley. Ainay-le-Vieil is located 60 minutes south of the city of Bourges, and has remained under the ownership of the same family since 1467 when it was purchased by Charles de Chevenon de Bigny. The d'Aligny family, resides there year round, and invites you to tour Ainay-le-Vieil.
 

Counterfeit museum

Counterfeit museum
On January 13, 2020

Unusual, educational, playful, disquieting, astonishing, there is no shortage of adjectives to evoke the Museum of Counterfeiting. Unique of its kind, this museum remains confidential, despite its more than 60 years of existence!


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Unusual, educational, playful, disquieting, astonishing, there is no shortage of adjectives to evoke the Museum of Counterfeiting. Unique of its kind, this museum remains confidential, despite its more than 60 years of existence!

 

The Museum of Counterfeiting presents several hundred objects in six rooms. It brings together a wide variety of collections ranging from the biggest luxury brands to everyday products, including industrial and artwork.


Guernsey Island

Guernsey Island
On January 10, 2020

You've found The Islands of Guernsey! Each of the five naturally beautiful Islands has its own distinct character, landscape and identity. So breathe deeply and start to relax - we know that you will love #ThatIslandFeeling

 


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You've found The Islands of Guernsey! Each of the five naturally beautiful Islands has its own distinct character, landscape and identity. So breathe deeply and start to relax - we know that you will love #ThatIslandFeeling

 

One of the famous Channel Islands and second only in terms of size to Jersey, Guernsey is the perfect island resort, with spectacular beaches and a definite subtropical feel. The mild winters and endless summer sunshine see a stream of tourists arrive, to enjoy the peace and tranquility offered on Guernsey, along with many scenic cliff top walks, prehistoric remains, woodland valleys, secluded coves and superb sandy beaches, with interesting rock pools just waiting to be explored at beaches such as l'Eree and Saints Bay.


Tour Vauban

Tour Vauban
On January 7, 2020

The Vauban Tower, admirably built and preserved, is the finest example of a low-battery sea fort and tower gorge that exists and is part of the Vauban fortifications included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is located in Camaret-sur-Mer, on the Crozon peninsula in Finistère.


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The Vauban Tower, admirably built and preserved, is the finest example of a low-battery sea fort and tower gorge that exists and is part of the Vauban fortifications included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is located in Camaret-sur-Mer, on the Crozon peninsula in Finistère.

 

Intended to defend the roadstead of Brest, this 18-metre high square tower is erected on the furrow (the seaward projection that extends the quays and protects the port), near the chapel of Notre Dame de Rocamadour. It is characterized by its pretty golden pink colour and is flanked by walls, a guard house, a cannon battery and a cannonball oven (one of the last preserved)... all surrounded by a ditch.

 
This tower was traced in 1689 by Vauban, the construction was completed in 1696. It is the only site which saw the presence of Vauban at the time of a battle (battle of Trez-Rouz of June 18, 1694 where the French troops crushed the English, two years before the end of the work). This glorious victory earned Camaret the title of "Guardian of the Armorican coast".

Camaret sur Mer

Camaret sur Mer
On January 7, 2020

Camaret-sur-Mer is a commune in the Finistère department in northwestern France, located at the end of Crozon peninsula.


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Located in Finistère, in the Brittany region, the commune of Camaret-sur-Mer is eighty kilometres from Brest and sixty-five kilometres from Quimper. Located at the extreme west of the Crozon peninsula, it is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and is part of the Parc Naturel Régional de l'Armorique.

 

Populated for several millennia, the territory of Camaret-sur-Mer developed mainly in the Middle Ages. Occupied by the English during the Hundred Years War, the town was then partly fortified by Vauban in the 17th century. It became famous in the nineteenth century with the first tests of a propeller submarine by an American engineer, Robert Fulton, before becoming an important fishing port sardine. The arrival of the railway then gave the Breton city a real link with the rest of the country, giving it a better tourist visibility.

 

Even today, Camaret-sur-Mer is still appreciated as much for its exceptional architectural heritage as for its preserved and pleasant landscapes.

 


The Lagatjar Alignements

The Lagatjar Alignements
On January 7, 2020

The Lagatjar alignements are an intriguing arrangement of stones, mostly consisting of large white quartz blocks on open common land, just to the west of the fishing town of Camaret, in the far west of the Crozon Peninsula, Finistere, Brittany.


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The Lagatjar alignements are an intriguing arrangement of stones, mostly consisting of large white quartz blocks on open common land, just to the west of the fishing town of Camaret, in the far west of the Crozon Peninsula, Finistere, Brittany. There are probably over a hundred stones, mostly aligned into three lines, but there are some outliers as well.

The longest line is over 200 metres in length and has an orientation of 037°. From this line are two rows of larger blocks, heading off at right angles on bearing 317° for the northern row, which is approximately straight and 60 metres in length. The southern row is about 50 metres away, and heads off at 315°, but curves towards the west away from the baseline. Perhaps these two rows once joined up to form a horseshoe ?

South of the main line are three large grey stones, a single one at the west and a pair to the east. These three stones are aligned with each other.


Pointe de Pen-hir

Pointe de Pen-hir
On January 7, 2020

The pointe de Pen-Hir is a promontory of the Crozon peninsula in Brittany, to the south-west of Camaret-sur-Mer. On a clear day there are views to the Pointe du Raz and the islands of Sein and Ouessant and to Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The cliffs can be as tall as 70 metres (230 ft) high.


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The pointe de Pen-Hir is a promontory of the Crozon peninsula in Brittany, to the south-west of Camaret-sur-Mer. On a clear day there are views to the Pointe du Raz and the islands of Sein and Ouessant and to Pointe Saint-Mathieu. The cliffs can be as tall as 70 metres (230 ft) high.

It is the site of the Monument to the Bretons of Free France, known as the Cross of Pen-Hir and inaugurated by General Charles de Gaulle in 1960. It is intended to bear witness to the group of Free French Bretons who founded Sao Breiz in Great Britain during the Second World War. It was created in 1949-1951 by architect Jean-Baptiste Mathon and sculptor Victor-François Bazin.


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