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European Heritage Days

17 September

European Heritage Days 2023 at Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil: living heritage theme

Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil celebrates heritage with "Living Heritage" theme

Pierre-Jean Morand, presentation during the "Living Know-How" heritage days at Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil

3 p.m.: Pierre-Jean Morand is a Journeymen of the Tour de France, and regional manager of MDB, Métiers Du Bois in Bourges and Paris, a joinery and carpentry company with the Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (Living Heritage Company) label. Pierre-Jean and his team build or rehabilitate all forms of framework, frames and ironwork, from the most ancient to the most modern, in accordance with the rules of the Compagnonnage. In particular, they are part of the coalition in charge of renovating the spire of Notre-Dame de Paris.
Passing on, preserving and updating the know-how he perpetuates in his workshops is part of his DNA... he bears witness to his experience and to the importance of passing on know-how, which must remain alive.

All day long :

  • The MDB company will be on hand to tell you all about the carpentry and joinery trades involved in restoring historic buildings. Journeymen will be on hand to talk about their careers.
  • the Troubadours Montluçonnaiswill be offering dance and lace-making demonstrations in the Musée des Arts et Traditions Populaires.
    The aim of their association is to publicize and showcase the arts and traditions of the Bourbonnais region, as well as its local instruments. The Troubadours Montluçonnais aim to promote the rich, traditional rural culture of the Bourbonnais, enhanced and diversified by neighboring regions (Auvergne, Berry, Limousin, Petite Marche...) to enhance their culture, share it with everyone, through events built around rural dances, and thus contribute to the maintenance of this cultural heritage.
    Children, teenagers and adults alike are introduced to the rhythms and arts of our rural environment, practicing bourrées, polkas, scottishs, branles, rondes, valses, mazurkas or quadrille, to the sound of the inseparable emblematic traditional instruments: the hurdy-gurdy and the bagpipes.

Troubadours montluçonnais - traditional dances, traditional costumes, hurdy-gurdy

Troubadours montluçonnais - traditional dances, traditional costumes

Troubadours montluçonnais - traditional dances, traditional costumes

Troubadours montluçonnais - traditional dances, traditional costumes

Troubadours montluçonnais - traditional dances, traditional costumes, bobbin lace demonstration

Special rates for the European Heritage Days : see Preparing your visit > Practical information > Prices


Date :
17 September
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Castle of Ainay-le-Vieil
+33 2 48 63 02 88
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7, rue du Château
Ainay le Vieil, 18200 France
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+33 2 48 63 02 88

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