European Heritage Days: discover the rich program that awaits you in the Gard

Magnificent sites will be to be visited in the Gard during the European Heritage Days (© Gard Departmental Council)

It is now an unmissable event for the French. Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September occur European Heritage Days with, once again, a very rich and enticing program in the Gard. The detail.

“The Departmental Council invites Gardoises and Gardois to discover, rediscover, share and understand its cultural heritage (through the exhibitions presented) and building heritage with regard to the places invested. »

Francoise Laurent-PerrigotPresident of the Gard Departmental Council

A rich and diversified program

Concretely, what do the Gard cultural sites offer during these two days?

“The Château d’Assas (Le Vigan), the Departmental Archives of Gard (Nîmes), the Museum
of sacred art (Pont-Saint-Esprit), the Albert-André Museum (Bagnols-sur-Cèze) and the Pierre-de-Luxembourg Museum (Villeneuve-lez-Avignon) are opening their doors to the public to present their lasting heritage”, specifies the county council. The detail.

• The Château d’Assas in Vigan

Discovery of Assas Castlebuilt between 1751 and 1759, through visits and readings of
poems by Federico Garcia Lorca, as part of the exhibition of contemporary sculptures by Janine Delpeuch “Federico Siempre Vivo”, in the presence of the artist.

On the initiative of the Departmental Council of Gard, the Château d’Assas presents the work of the Andalusian poet and playwright in different forms.

Supported by the Centro Federico Garcia Lorca in Granada, this exhibition of sculptures by
Janine Delpeuch commemorates the work and life of Garcia Lorca through sculpted groups and terracotta pieces interpreting the heroines and certain poems of the “Romancero Gitano” and the “Poète à New-York”.

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A documentation presents various aspects of the family and social life of the murdered poet
in August 1936.

Readings of poems by Federico Garcia Lorca
○ By Emilie Féret – Compagnie Amarante on Saturday September 17 at 4 p.m.
○ by Manuela Parra and members of the association “Voices of the Extreme”, Sunday 18
September at 3 p.m.

○ Federico Siempre Vivo / Janine Delpeuch exhibition, from July 4 to September 30, 2022.

Self-guided tours
○ Saturday September 17, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
○ Sunday September 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Guided tours
○ Saturday September 17, at 3 p.m.
○ Sunday 18 September, at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Cultural center of the Château d’Assas. 11 rue des Barris in Vigan. Tel:: 04 99 64 26 62.

• The Departmental Archives of Gard in Nîmes

→ Guided tours of the building
○ Guided tours of the Departmental Archives to understand how the Archives work and discover old, rare and precious documents.
○ For Saturday September 17
Compulsory registration on 04 66 05 05 19, from September 12 to 16, 2022 – number of places
limit. Opening hours: 10:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m. Duration: 1 hour. Free visitor parking. Accessible to people with reduced mobility.
→ Free visit of the new exhibition “Along the water”
This exhibition highlights many archival documents testifying to
the importance of water in our department, through its different uses over time.
Free visit Saturday September 17, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Gard departmental archives. 365, rue du Forez in Nîmes. Tel: 04 66 05 05 10. [email protected]

• The Gard Museum of Sacred Art (MAS) in Pont-Saint-Esprit

→ Visit of the reserves
○ The MAS reveals its reservations.
Essential places in the life of the Museum which proposes to go behind the scenes to discover
museum professions. Acquisition, study and preservation of the collections to be discovered.
Duration: 45 mins. For all. Free within the limits of available places. Saturday and Sunday: at 2.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m.

→ Guided tour of the trail/exhibition “40 years of patronage of the Friends of the Museum “

○ On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Friends of the Museum association, the site offers a guided tour of the route/exhibition paying tribute to the patronage action of this precious partner. To discover a selection of very varied objects testifying to the diversity of the centers of interest of the museum. Duration: 1 hour. For all. Free within the limits of available places. Saturday at 3:30 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

→ Guided sensory tour “Mirror my beautiful mirror”
○ What is beauty? Is the ideal of beauty the same in the Middle Ages and in the 19th century?
century ? And how did we approach this ideal in ancient Egypt or in
Rebirth? The guide will answer these questions while showing the collections of the Museum of Sacred Art through the prism of sensory experience. A journey through history to explore the canons of beauty and the sometimes unexpected ways to achieve them.
Duration: 1h30. For all. Free within the limits of available places. Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Gard Museum of Sacred Art 2, rue Saint-Jacques in Pont-Saint-Esprit. Heritage Days hours: Saturday September 17 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday September 18, continuously, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• The Albert-André Museum in Bagnols-sur-Cèze
→ Family workshop
○ Drawing inspiration from the plant forms present on the apothecary’s jars as well as on the painted tableware kept in the museum, visitors are invited to create an original work using an engraving technique accessible to all in the “De the flower to the leaf: family workshop”. Duration: 2 hours. Starting from 7 years old. Free within the limits of available places. Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.

→ The singular work “From Colette to Richarme, Passages” (last weekend of the exhibition)
○ From the donation of the artist’s daughters in 2008, a set of 6 paintings by Colette
Richarme (1904-1991) will be presented at the Albert-André Museum. Artist established in Montpellier, his original work is marked by his incessant research around color, between
representation and abstraction. Free access throughout the weekend during Museum opening hours.

Albert-André Museum 2nd floor of the Town Hall – Place Mallet in Bagnols-sur-Cèze
Opening hours for Heritage Days: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

• The Pierre-de-Luxembourg Museum in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon
→ Exhibition: “Le ton monte” by Valérie du Chéné (last weekend of the exhibition)
○ For the 5th consecutive year, the Pierre-de-Luxembourg Museum is taking part in the residency of
artistic creation produced in partnership with the FRAC Occitanie and several monuments in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. The visual artist Valérie du Chéné is the guest of this new edition. Passionate about colors, she explores all the tones of the sky, the earth, the plant and the mineral through a plural and sensitive work. Vivid gouaches, sculptures in vibrant colors and color charts, his work enters into dialogue with the Museum’s collections. Free access throughout the weekend during Museum opening hours.

→ Visit of the exhibition by the artist Valérie du Chéné
○ Duration: 1 hour. Free without reservation within the limit of available places. Sunday at 11 a.m.

→ Family workshop around the exhibition of Valérie du Chéné: “Colored Meteorites”
○ The artist presents at the Pierre-de-Luxembourg Museum 25 painted stones which organize the
color, arrange and order the feelings. They are dapper and colorful, beautifully
prepared. The visitor is invited to draw inspiration from it to create his own painted stones
stones will be available on site but visitors can bring their own (angular stones are needed, especially no round and smooth pebbles).
Duration: 1 hour. Starting from 7 years old. Free without reservation within the limit of available places.
Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

→ “Flash” visit: “The Coronation of the Virgin” by Enguerrand Quarton
○ A “flash” visit around the “Coronation of the Virgin” by Enguerrand Quarton is
proposed. It will penetrate into the imagery of the 15th century: from colored angels to demons
hideous through the cities of Rome and Jerusalem. A half-hour trip to
decipher this masterpiece of medieval art. Duration: 30 mins. Free without reservation within the limit of available places. Sunday at 10:30 a.m.

Pierre-de-Luxembourg Museum. 3, rue de la République in Villeneuve-lez-Avignon. Heritage Days hours: Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Practical information on the Museums Departmental Conservation of Gard.
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• Sensitive natural spaces in the Gard
→ Discover the heritage trail of Saint-Sébastien d’Aigrefeuille
○ The municipality of Saint-Sébastien-d’Aigrefeuille wanted to enhance its heritage by
creation of an interpretation trail. This route is part of the local network of spaces,
sites and routes (RLESI), labeled Gard plein nature under community management
d’Agglomeration of Alès Agglomeration. This path is also included in the Plan
departmental office for walking and hiking routes (PDIPR), under supervision
work of the Agglomeration Community of Alès Agglomeration.
It will be inaugurated this Saturday, September 17 at 9:30 a.m.

And rediscover the 3700 km of trails and outdoor activity sites and the 18
sensitive natural areas.

The 18 sensitive natural spaces

◘ The Combe Chaude Regional Nature Reserve in Sumène
◘ The Cèze massif and gorges in Méjannes-le-Clap
◘ Poulx Balm
◘ The Saint-Nicolas bridge in Sainte-Anastasie
◘ The Yerle meander in Sainte-Anastasie
◘ The Pont du Gard
◘ The Vallon des Joignes (ex le Paradis) in Collias
◘ The Scamandre marshes in Vauvert
◘ The Cougourlier marsh in Saint-Gilles
◘ The Tour Carbonnière marshes in Saint-Laurent-d’Aigouze and Le Cailar
◘ The Garagattes marshes
◘ The Espiguette dunes in Grau-du-Roi
◘ The Cirque de Navacelles (belvedere) in Blandas
◘ The riparian forests of Vidourle in Salinelles
◘ The rock of Salidou (formerly Malpertus) in Dourbies
◘ The plain of the convent in Junas
◘ The Pises lake in Bréau-et-Salagosse
◘ The Martinet meander

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