June was a month of vernissages at the Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil.

Colorius giganteus by Claude Pasquer

The weekend of Rendezvous in the gardens began with the opening of the Colorius Giganteus by Claude Pasquer in the Museum of Popular Art and Traditionswhich was also inaugurated that day.

A 12-metre long colouring that the artist named "France is a garden". Following Claude Pasquer's example, young and old alike took part in the colouring game, as this work calls on everyone's talent to evolve.

The Museum of Art and Popular Traditions was also honoured. The collection created over the years by Marie-Sol de La Tour d'Auvergne and thanks to the donations of certain inhabitants of the village, such as the clog maker who had offered his entire workshop, or Marie Sartin, mayor of the village of Ainay-le-Vieil, who offered a delightful collection of lace.

Generous gestures that show the warm links between the village and the castle; a place that allows the valorization of a precious heritage and know-how.

Totems by Julien Marinetti

On Friday 11 Junethe Château d'Ainay-le-Vieil had the pleasure of welcoming another internationally renowned artist, Julien Marinetti.

After the Concorde in Paris, the artist stopped in the gardens of the château to present his new exhibition, "Totems". Installed in various key places on the estate, the giant sculptures add colour and panache to this magical place.

After a speech and presentation of the exhibition by the artist in the rose garden, everyone could go in search of Panda Ba, Doggy John and their friends ....

The works will remain in place until 3 October.

The 2021 garden plan

detailed plan of the château d'Ainay-le-Vieil, the park and the gardens

To help you find your way around, you can download and consult the map of the gardens below, but a copy will be given to you free of charge at the castle reception... 

Download the map of Ainay-le-Vieil in pdf format